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Colson Smith left in 'so much pain' during The Games challenge after injury

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The Games star Colson Smith has admitted he was in "so much pain" due to an injury he sustained during a challenge.The 23 year old, who plays Craig Tinker in the long-running soap Coronation Street, took part in the pre-recorded men's 110m hurdles for the Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flintoff-fronted show last night.

Unfortunately, the soap actor, who only learnt to swim five weeks ago, came in last place, but he has now explained that it was because he hurt his thumb just as the race started.

Speaking on the Sofa Cinema Club podcast, Colson said: "On the hurdles, the floor was soaking wet.Take your marks, set, I've gone up for the set, and my thumb has just gone like that [slipped] and then it was 'go'." He continued: "On the hurdles, I was laughing my head off because of the amount of pain I was in.

I did finish, to clarify. "It bloody hurt, it properly hurt. It's sprained. You put your hands in the blocks, and when you raise up for 'set', my thumb has kind of slipped because it was wet." Colson added that he was forced to take his strapping off as his "thumb went numb in the car". "They had to ring the medic and were like, 'What shall we do?

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