Olivia Attwood has been hit by claims of being the ‘biggest diva’ by members of the production team on ITV’s upcoming flagship show, The Games.
The former Love Island contestant, 31, allegedly demanded that she brings her own hair and make-up team on set and has been ‘acting like a real princess’.
She has reportedly made herself ‘unpopular’ with those working on the show, who have been left ‘baffled’ as to why she signed up in the first place.
‘She’s been acting like a real princess’: Olivia Attwood has been hit by claims of being the ‘biggest diva’ on ITV’s The Games ‘after demanding her own glam team’
A source told The Sun: ‘She has been acting like a real princess and her behaviour has left a lot of people baffled as to why she signed up to a challenge show – where she knew she’d be having to try out a number of sports.
‘Olivia’s number one demand was by far the most ridiculous however, as she has insisted she has full hair and make-up for every single sport. She has made sure her glam squad were booked from day dot.
‘Olivia will have a hair and make up team in London with her during the filming of the live show.’
The insider went on to claim she tried out the general glam team used by her co-stars and was happy with the result – but is still insistent on using her own.
A separate ITV source however stated that ‘Liv is a great contestant and member of the team. There are no divas, the contestants are all getting on really well, which will be apparent on screen.’
Oh dear: She has reportedly made herself ‘unpopular’ with those working on the show, who have been left ‘baffled’ as to why she signed up in the first place
Christine McGuinness and Chelcee Grimes, who are also taking part, have also rustled some feathers, according to the report.
Representatives for ITV, Olivia, Christine and Chelcee have been contacted for comment by MailOnline.
12 familiar faces have undergone weeks of intensive training ready to go head-to-head in a range of sporting challenges, across a week of live shows amidst fierce competition.
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 winner.
Eek! Christine McGuinness (left) and Chelcee Grimes (right), who are also taking part, have also rustled some feathers, according to the report
Also taking part in the series is former Strictly star Kevin Clifton, ex-Coronation Street actor Ryan Thomas, newsreader Lucrezia Millarini, musician and TV star Wes Nelson and Emmerdale actor Rebecca Sarker.
Rounding out the cast is model Phoenix Brown, songwriter Chelcee and Harry Potter actor Josh Herdman.
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 six male and six female competitors will battle it out in the athletics arena, the swimming pool, gymnasium and velodrome.
Line-up: 12 familiar faces have undergone weeks of intensive training ready to go head-to-head in a range of sporting challenges, across a week of live shows amidst fierce competition
Each will put their sporting prowess to the test in events from the 100-meter sprint to diving, racking up points on the medals table.
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.
They will aim to reach their peak physical condition through their gruelling training programme leading up to the competition.
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.
Presenters: Hosted live by Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff (both left), The Games will also see former professional footballer and presenter Alex Scott as trackside reporter and former professional football player and presenter Chris Kamara (both right) as commentator
In December, The Sun claimed that Christine was being lined-up for the series.
A source said: ‘The makers of The Real 2022 Games are casting the stars at the moment and they have been in discussions with Christine about the possibility of her taking part.
‘The show will see stars competing in a series of Olympic sports including the javelin and synchronised swimming.
‘As a character, Christine has such an interesting back story as a working mum to three children with autism, and bosses know that viewers would relate to her.’
Meanwhile, Mark Wright reportedly left ITV bosses ‘furious’ after pulling out of the reality show by text at the eleventh hour.
The former TOWIE star, 35, had already filmed scenes for the programme when he claimed he was ‘too busy to take part’ in a quick message to ‘gobsmacked’ producers, according to insiders.
A source told The Sun: ‘Mark’s excuse was that he was basically going to be too busy to commit, which to some feels absolutely incredulous given he’d already committed to filming.
‘Those working on the show aren’t sure what is harder to swallow, the fact he dropped out so last minute or the fact he decided to send a text rather than call in the first instance.’
The Games starts Monday 9th May at 9pm on ITV.
‘It feels absolutely incredulous!’ Meanwhile, Mark Wright reportedly left ITV bosses ‘furious’ after pulling out of the reality show by text at the eleventh hour