WORLD heavyweight champion boxer, Tyson Fury, made a surprise guest appearance in new ITV show, The Games, last night.

Blackburn Rovers' Bradley Dack’s partner, Olivia Attwood, also featured as a contestant and said she felt “humbled” by her loss.

Tyson, who lives in Morecambe, made his appearance in a bold custom suit covered in crown prints, fresh off the defence of his WBC crown against Dillian Whyte.

He joined presenters Holly Willoughby, Preston-born Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff, Alex Scott and Chris Kamara.

Known to fans as the ‘Gypsy King’, he offered “insight and opinion” on the performances of a line-up of celebrity athletes competing for medals on the show.



When asked if he had any tips for the celebrities who might be feeling the pressure, he said: “They key to [competing under pressure] is relaxing and doing what you’ve done in training, just taking it in and enjoying it.

“Most of all enjoying it because then there’s no pressure. Win or lose you’re going to have a good go."

Tyson was then asked if he ever felt pressure in a fight.

He said: “You know what, I’ve never felt pressure because I am one of those people that believes in destiny.”

“When I go to a ring to fight I believe if it is my destiny and my time I will win.

“If I am not supposed to win I will lose… I don’t feel any pressure 94,000 other people [who are watching] do."

Tyson led a roster of sports stars making guest appearances on the show each night.

Later in the week, there will be appearances from para-athlete Hollie Arnold, para-cyclist Dame Sarah Storey, ex-footballer Jermaine Jenas and decathlon legend Daley Thompson.

The Games sees 12 celebrities battle it out over a week of live programming, competing in events including diving, cycling, running and weightlifting, each trying to rack up enough points to get them to the top of the medals table and crowned Champion of The Games 2022.

Among those competing are former Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas, Harry Potter actor Josh Herdman, model and autism ambassador Christine McGuinness and The Wanted star Max George.

Blackburn Rovers’ Bradley Dack’s partner, Olivia Attwood, also made an appearance.

The former Love Island star left the hurdles race with an injured shoulder and said she was “humbled” by her loss.

On her Instagram, she said: “I got through it – the first one is done and I didn’t knock anyone over and I didn’t fall over.

“I have [hurt] my shoulder… that’s not great.

“The other girls smashed it, it was a photo finish. I didn’t see it because I was still on the hurdles – but they did well.

“I still can’t believe that when I was finishing the hurdles most of the girls had literally put their tracksuits on and were getting in their Ubers to go home… humbling.”

“I have taken a massive painkiller as my shoulder is really bad tonight and I am worried about how I am going to get through the rest of the week.”

You can catch up on The Games starts via ITV Player.