Season two of ABC’s hit actuality sequence Claim to Fame is off to a dramatic begin after Tom Hanks’ niece, Carly Reeves, had a full-on meltdown following her elimination within the premiere episode.
On Monday (26 June), the competitors show, co-hosted by brothers Kevin and Frankie Jonas, kicked off its second season with a new batch of movie star family, all of whom should conceal their identification and lineage in an try to safe their very own fame and fortune.
By means of a sequence of challenges and shaped alliances, every competitor seeks to keep away from their business connection being uncovered to in the end win the coveted $100,000 prize (£78,000).
On the finish of season two’s episode one, “Megastars and Meltdowns”, Reeves’s fellow contestant Hugo accurately recognized her movie star relative as Academy Award-winning actor Hanks, 66, main to her elimination from the show.
Instantly following Hugo’s appropriate guess, Reeves burst into tears. As she left the room and made her means up the steps to pack her baggage, she set free a shrill scream.
With the cameras nonetheless following her, she sobbed and decried the bench clue that was proven earlier within the episode as a nod to Hanks’s beloved movie Forrest Gump.
“His freakin’ clues are so freakin’ apparent,” she wailed. “There’s actually no reference to benches on every other film. Even [fellow contestant] Gabriel discovered that out. He’s not even, like, sensible.
“I didn’t even get to do any challenges!” Reeves added. “I don’t deserve this. I ought to have extra digicam time. I ought to be aired longer!”
The viral clip has been branded one of many “best ever” TV moments by comic and presenter Dara O’Briain.
Talking to USA Today in regards to the upsetting consequence, Reeves mentioned she was “first shocked, then unhappy, after which I used to be actually indignant”.
“I assumed that my clues had been simply tremendous straightforward. I felt like I didn’t get as straightforward a sport as everybody else,” she defined. “They might have used one million totally different clues from all of his totally different motion pictures, however they determined to use the largest film of his and make three clues about that.”
She continued: “I assumed I didn’t get a great shot at it, and I simply felt prefer it was all type of deliberate to make me go residence. However in actuality, I do know that it’s only a sport, and folks had their theories about me, they usually had been proper.”
Reeves, 39, is an actor herself who made her on-screen debut in Hilary Duff’s 2004 film Increase Your Voice. She later appeared alongside her uncle within the 2011 romantic comedy Larry Crowne.
Claim to Fame airs Mondays at 8pm EST on ABC.