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Real-life Squid Game left out in the cold

Compiled by Dylan Bettencourt

Contestants taking part in a real-life Squid Game reality show were left in freezing temperatures as they vied to win a massive cash prize.

The participants were said to have been screaming for help as the temperature in the filming studio plummeted to -3C, the Daily Mail reported.

Players reported feeling as if they had frostbite.

The series, based in the United Kingdom, had several contestants falling ill during the very first game of Red Light, Green Light.

It has 10 episodes with 456 players competing for a cash prize of R78 million, the largest prize in television history.

“Even if hypothermia kicked in, people were still willing to stay for as long as possible because a lot of money was on the line. Many were determined not to move so they stood there for far too long,” one of the players said.

“It was like a war zone. People were getting carried out by medics but we couldn’t say anything. If you talk then you’re out. Some people couldn’t move their feet because it was so cold.”

The show is reported to have flown in players from all over the world, including the United States and Australia.

Squid Game, both loved and hated by many, was Netflix’s most watched new series in 2021, drawing 142 million viewers in the very first month, doubling the previous record held by Bridgerton.

Netflix however are yet to comment on the real-life version of the series.

Pictured above: A scene from Squid Game

Image source: NBC News

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