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Squid Game contestant says 'many people collapsed' during the challenges

Emily Brown

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Squid Game contestant says 'many people collapsed' during the challenges

Featured Image Credit: grandmagonewild/TikTok/Netflix

A contestant on Netflix's Squid Game: The Challenge has claimed multiple people 'collapsed' as they attempted to take part in the competition.

The contestant, who appeared in the game as Player #358, shared her claims as it emerged that a number of players are threatening legal action against Netflix and producers over the show.

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Members of the public from across the globe took part in the real-life version of the hit Netflix show, and while the cost of losing the game wasn't as brutal as it was in the fictionalized version - where players were shot dead - Player 358 has still claimed it was 'torture'.

Explaining that they were playing the well-known 'Red Light Green Light' game for 'at least nine hours', the player said in a video: "It was below freezing. My feet were numb, my hands were blue, constant snot dripping from my nose, just shivering the whole time."

The player claimed contestants were given hand and foot warmers before the challenge began but they had to give them back while filming.

The player pointed out contestants had their hands in their pockets. Credit: Netflix
The player pointed out contestants had their hands in their pockets. Credit: Netflix
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Alongside a video recounting her claims, the player wrote: "It was truly torture. They told us the game would take a [couple] hours. They didn't prepare us for the way it played out.

"Many people collapsed during the game."

And Player 358 isn't the only contestant speaking out following the show as British law firm Express Solicitors is now representing two unnamed players who have said they didn't anticipate having to risk their health as they filmed the show in Britain during a cold snap.

By taking part in Squid Game: The Challenge, contestants had the chance to win the largest single prize in gameshow history - $4.56 million (£3.64m).

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Express Solicitors CEO, Daniel Slade, said: "Contestants thought they were taking part in something fun and those injured did not expect to suffer as they did.

"Now they have been left with injuries after spending time being stuck in painful stress positions in cold temperatures.”

Players had to stay still to avoid being detected in the game. Credit: Netflix
Players had to stay still to avoid being detected in the game. Credit: Netflix

Slade quoted one client as claiming that they saw 'someone faint then people shouting for medics'.

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"We have a case where someone complains of hypothermia," he continued. "One had his hands turn purple from the cold.”

The claims from Slade's client are reminiscent of those made by Player 358, who alleged that players kept their hands in their pockets as much as they could to avoid exposing them to the cold.

Netflix has previously confirmed that three of the 456 contestants who took part in the show received medical treatment during filming, however, it has refuted any claims of 'serious injury'.

“No lawsuit has been filed by any of the Squid Game contestants. We take the welfare of our contestants extremely seriously.” a spokesperson for Squid Game: The Challenge said in a statement.

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UNILAD has contacted Netflix and Studio Lambert for comment.

Topics: Film & TV, US News, UK News, Netflix, Health, Film and TV

Emily Brown
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