Christine McGuiness breaks down on ITV’s The Games as she opens up about autism

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TV presenter Christine McGuinness sobbed during ITV's latest competition show The Games as she spoke about her autism.

The former glamour model, 33, revealed last year that she has a developmental condition and has since been diagnosed with ADHD.

Christine was told that she was "high up the spectrum", having scored highly on a questionnaire measuring Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Speaking in a heartbreaking clip from the first episode of the new show, Christine was left emotional and talked about her concerns during a training session.

The Real Housewives star explains how she feared she might not be able to compete on the show due to a fear of large crowds triggered by her autism.

Mum-of-three Christine explained to co-presenter Alex Scott: "I was diagnosed last year so I will stay where I'm comfortable because of that.

"I'm more scared of the stadium that I am of the sport. I wanna give it my best shot but I'm worried that I could simply freeze and say I'm not doing it.

"I'm really hoping that doesn't happen cos I've got just this one shot to get it right."

Competing in The Games alongside Christine are former Love Islanders Chloe Burrows, Olivia Attwood and Wes Nelson, Strictly's Kevin, Real Housewives of Cheshire star Christine, The Wanted's Max George, newsreader Lucrezia and Emmerdale actor Rebecca.

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The six male and six female competitors will battle it out in the athletics arena, the swimming pool, gymnasium and velodrome.

As well as live coverage of the events, each episode will feature the celebrities' preparation as they're taught the sports from scratch by some of the UK's top coaches.

The show is hosted live by Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff.

The Games will also see former professional footballer and presenter Alex Scott as trackside reporter and former professional football player and presenter Chris Kamara as commentator.

The Games airs nightly from Monday (May 9) to Friday May (13) at 9.30pm.

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