Christine McGuinness ‘in talks to star in ITV’s new The Real 2022 Games series’ following recent small screen success
Christine McGuinness is reportedly in talks to star in ITV’s new game show The Real 2022 Games.
The media personality, 33, saw her star rise this year when she appeared on The Full Monty and also presented a documentary on autism for the BBC.
According to The Sun, Christine is now being lined up for a new show that will see celebrity contestants take part in a series of Olympic events.
Limelight: Christine McGuinness is reportedly in talks to star in ITV’s new game show The Real 2022 Games
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.’
The insider added that Christine is an ideal fit for the show and they hope she will come on board if they can make the filming dates work.
Success: The media personality, 33, saw her star rise this year when she appeared on The Full Monty and also presented a documentary on autism for the BBC
MailOnline has contacted representatives for ITV and Christine McGuinness for comment.
Christine recently took part in Strictly The Real Full Monty and compared it to ‘an emotional rollercoaster’, as she candidly spoke about her struggles with autism while preparing to strip off on the festive show.
The doting mother, who recently revealed she is autistic, admitted her condition meant she found it slightly tougher to pick up some of the routines, but eventually joined her co-stars taking to the stage for the empowering show.
Christine also detailed juggling raising her three autistic children – eight year-old twins Leo and Penelope, and five year-old Felicity – while also looking after her mother, who has cancer.
Open book: Christine, who recently revealed she is autistic, admitted her condition meant she found it slightly tougher to pick up some of the routines during Strictly The Real Full Monty (pictured with husband Paddy)
In an extract seen by The Mirror, Christine wrote: ‘I have been confirmed as autistic. It’s strange, but I’ve noticed there are little hints throughout my life that I’m autistic and more like my children than I ever could have imagined.
‘My issues with food, my social struggles, how hard I find it to make friends and stay focused, and my indecisiveness. The way I float through life reminds me of how my eldest daughter Penelope is.’
The model explained that she was diagnosed in August after she and Paddy, 48, were invited to meet Sir Simon Baron-Cohen who is the director of Cambridge University’s Autism Research Centre.
The couple both filled out an AQ Questionnaire which is designed to measure the expression of Autism-Spectrum traits in a person. And while an average neurotypical person would score about 15, which Paddy did, hers was 36.
Show: Christine is now being lined up for a new show that will see celebrity contestants take part in a series of Olympic events