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Chuck Norris' Grandson Eliminated From Claim to Fame for Cheating

Kevin and Frankie Jonas caught Maxwell Norris using a smuggled phone during the competition.
  • Chuck Norris; Maxwell Norris on Claim to Fame (Photos: Emiley Schweich/Everett Collection and ABC/Maarten de Boer)
    Chuck Norris; Maxwell Norris on Claim to Fame (Photos: Emiley Schweich/Everett Collection and ABC/Maarten de Boer)

    Chuck Norris is going to need a word with his grandson, Maxwell Norris.

    During the series premiere of Claim to Fame, in which contestants must guess the famous relatives of their roommates for a chance to win $100,000, Maxwell was caught cheating, and as a result, he was swiftly eliminated by hosts Kevin and Frankie Jonas.

    Contestants are not allowed to have their phones in the Claim to Fame house, as that would make it easy to identify who's who, but during the first elimination, the Jonas brothers revealed that one contestant had violated this rule.

    In the episode, Maxwell was seen using a cell phone, which he smuggled into the house and hid under a comforter.

    "As you know, when you came to the house, we took all your devices to protect your identities, keep away information, to make sure the game was fair to everyone," said Kevin Jonas. "And one of you has broken that rule. As you guys know, we take this very seriously. We want you to take the game seriously. This is truly a competition."

    The Jonas brothers then revealed Maxwell's identity and eliminated him from the show for cheating.

    "Why the hell would you cheat?" asked Logan, another contestant. "I'd be nervous to go home to my grandfather, and my grandfather ain't even Chuck Norris. So good luck. Have fun, Max."

    Entertainment Weekly reached out to Maxwell after the episode to discuss his grandfather's reaction, but as it turns out, Chuck Norris didn't even know Maxwell was on the show.

    "I have not told my grandpa that I will be on Claim to Fame," Maxwell said in a statement. "I'll let you know when he does end up watching and share any reaction he may have to my brief appearance. Most kids don't want to disappoint their grandparents, and no one wants to disappoint Chuck Norris!"

    Claim to Fame airs Mondays at 10:00 PM ET on ABC and is available to stream the next day on Hulu.

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    Deena ElGenaidi's writing has been featured in Nylon, MTV News, Insider, The AV Club, and more. You can follow her on Twitter @deenaelg.

    TOPICS: Claim to Fame, ABC, Chuck Norris, Frankie Jonas, Kevin Jonas, Maxwell Norris, Game Shows