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Mel B was ever the supportive mum on Monday evening as her daughter, Phoenix Chi, placed second in the 100m race on ITV‘s The Games.
The race kicked off the series, as 23-year-old Phoenix battled Chelcee Grimes,30, Rebecca Sarker, 46, Olivia Attwood, 30, Christine McGuinness, 34, and Lucrezia Millarini, 46.
Singer Chelcee ultimately took the crown as she and Phoenix battled for the win – with Mel intently watching as she beamed with pride.
Supportive: Mel B cheered on her daughter Phoenix Chi, 23, from the crowd as she placed second during the women’s 100m race
The former Spice Girl took out her phone to snap the special moment from the stands of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.
And she wasn’t the only one there to cheer Phoenix on, as her adorable Yorkshire Terrier, Cookie, watched from her lap.
Mel even donned a sweater with ‘P’ stitched into it in navy blue, with a small star next to her daughter’s initial.
Close: Chelcee Grimes ultimately took the crown in the 100m race as she and Phoenix battled for the win
Second: A tired Phoenix beamed for a snap on the track, after the close race
As the race commenced, commentator Chris Kamara said: ‘There’s Mel B, she’s excited for her daughter’.
Despite not placing first in the tight race, Phoenix still made her mark – as Chelcee noted that she was the ‘one to watch’ during her winner’s speech.
Then talking to The Games’s Instagram story, Chelcee said: ‘I feel bad for Phoenix because it was so close, If that was me i’d be fuming, I could feel her – but i’m happy, I wanted that, i’ve come for it so onto the next one.’
Documenting: Mel took out her phone to snap the special moment from the stands of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
Family affair: And she wasn’t the only one there to cheer Phoenix on, as her adorable Yorkshire Terrier Cookie watched from her lap
Battle: The race saw Phoenix and Chelcee neck-in-neck until the last second – with Rebecca Sarker, Olivia Attwood, Christine McGuinness and Lucrezia Millarini all behind
While Phoenix chimed in: ‘I’m proud of her. She deserved it,’ before the pair had a friendly handshake.
Elsewhere in the premiere episode, Wes Nelson topped the leaderboard as he and Lucrezia placed first with their attempt at a backwards dive.
For the diving section, Phoenix was paired with Max George, Colson was with Rebecca, Josh with Christine, Wes and Lucrezia, while Olivia and Kevin rounded off the groupings.
Doting mum: As the race commenced, commentator Chris Kamara said: ‘There’s Mel B, she’s excited for her daughter’
Cute! Mel even donned a sweater with ‘P’ stitched into it in navy blue, with a small star next to her daughter’s initial
Tough: The six women had to jump over a number of hurdles in the race, which took place at Crystal Palace
Making his way to the top of the leaderboard, Wes also took first place in the men’s 400m with 57.58 seconds, while Josh took second place.
Max George, who sustained an injury, limped over the line after Love Island’s Wes collapsed on the floor in relief.
Over in the studio was hosts Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff, who were joined by boxing champ Tyson Fury for the episode.
The Games will continue on ITV at 9pm on Tuesday.
Top dog: Elsewhere in the programme, Wes Nelson topped the leader board after claiming victory in the men’s 400m and the diving challenge
Dream team: Hosted live by Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff (both pictured), former footballer and presenter Alex Scott is the trackside reporter and former professional football player and presenter Chris Kamara is commentator
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk