Holly Willoughby puts Tyson Fury in a headlock during boxer’s appearance on The Games

Holly Willoughby may not actually be competing in The Games on ITV but the presenter was keen to show off her skills during the first episode on Monday.

The ITV star was joined in the studio during Monday night’s launch show by two-time world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, and things soon got playful as Holly put the boxer in headlock.

Holly is the host of the revived version of The Games alongside Freddie Flintoff, while Tyson, on the back of his recently sold-out Wembley fight last month was a special guest.

Fight! Holly was joined in the studio during the launch show for The Games by heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, and things soon got playful as Holly put the boxer in headlock

Good sport Tyson laughed as a grimacing Holly showed off her moves for the camera. 

Tyson retained his WBC heavyweight title with a sixth-round stoppage of British rival Dillian Whyte at a sold-out Wembley Stadium last month. 

During his appearance on The Games, the champ told Holly, ‘Even though you’ve won, it’s like a dip afterwards, it takes about three weeks. I’m still recovering from such a high but still celebrating.’ 

Holly, 41, looked flawless in an asymmetric draped top with stripe detail for her debut show. 

Champ: Holly is the host of the revivied version of The Games alongside Freddie Flintoff, while Tyson, on the back of his recently sold-out Wembley fight last month was a special guest

Champ: Holly is the host of the revivied version of The Games alongside Freddie Flintoff, while Tyson, on the back of his recently sold-out Wembley fight last month was a special guest

She teamed the look with a pair of fitted black trousers while she elevated her height with a pair of Gianvito Rossi heels. 

Wes Nelson topped the leader board on the night while Chelcee Grimes stormed the women’s 100m race. 

The songwriter, 30, was neck-and-neck with Mel B ‘s daughter Phoenix Chi, 23, and admitted she knew the celebrity offspring would be one to watch in her winner’s speech.

Stealing the show as she beat her rivals to the finishing line, she had been up against Rebecca Sarker, 46, Olivia Attwood , 30, Christine  and Lucrezia Millarini, 46.

Star fighter: Tyson retained his WBC heavyweight title with a sixth-round stoppage of British rival Dillian Whyte at a sold-out Wembley Stadium last month

Star fighter: Tyson retained his WBC heavyweight title with a sixth-round stoppage of British rival Dillian Whyte at a sold-out Wembley Stadium last month

Sportsman: During his appearance, Tyson said of his recent victor , 'Even though you've won, it's like a dip afterwards, it takes about three weeks. I'm still recovering from such a high'

Sportsman: During his appearance, Tyson said of his recent victor , ‘Even though you’ve won, it’s like a dip afterwards, it takes about three weeks. I’m still recovering from such a high’

Stunner: The presenter, 41, looked flawless in an asymmetric draped top with stripe detail as she showed off her trim waist wearing a wide leather belt over her enviable waist

Stunner: The presenter, 41, looked flawless in an asymmetric draped top with stripe detail as she showed off her trim waist wearing a wide leather belt over her enviable waist

In the men’s hammer competition, Ryan Thomas was crowned the winner with a throw of 28.91m after he competed against Kevin Clifton, Wes Nelson, Colson Smith, Josh Herdman and Max George. 

For the synchronised diving round, Wes and Lucrezia bagged themselves a place on the top of the leaderboard with their attempt at a backwards dive. 

In the men’s 400m, Wes also took first place with 57.58 seconds while Josh took second place. Max George, who sustained an injury, limped over the line after the Love Island star collapsed on the floor in relief. 

Top dog: Wes Nelson topped the leader board in the first episode of ITV's revived version of The Games

Top dog: Wes Nelson topped the leader board in the first episode of ITV’s revived version of The Games

All have been pulled out of their comfort zones to be coached as athletes, swimmers and cyclists to compete in the hope of coming top of the medals table and being crowned the winners.

As the leader board takes shape with each night, the series will culminate in an exhilarating final showdown in which one male champion and one female champion will be crowned. 

Hosted live by Holly and Freddie, The Games also sees former professional footballer and presenter Alex Scott as trackside reporter and former professional football player and presenter Chris Kamara as commentator.

Deserving! Chelcee Grimes stormed the women's 100m race in a neck and neck finish

Deserving! Chelcee Grimes stormed the women’s 100m race in a neck and neck finish 

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