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Gladiaattorit Returns for 2017

On 6th April 2017, it was announced that Gladiaattorit (Finnish Gladiators) would be making a sensational shock return to Finnish TV screens after a whopping 23 years!

Heikki Paasonen, Presenter of Gladiaattorit
Heikki Paasonen, Presenter of Gladiaattorit

The brand new series will be hosted by Heikki Paasonen, who is best known for presenting many entertainment shows such as Finnish Idols, The Voice of Finland and as the commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Gladiaatorit will be recorded at Tampere's Tähtiareenalla and will be broadcast on Nelonen.

Gladiaattorit 1994
Gladiaattorit 1994

Gladiaattorit originally aired for 3 seasons between 1993-1994 on MTV3 and made household names of the likes of Viikinki (Tony Halme), Salama (Marjo Krishi), Pantteri (Kirsti Tapiola) and Terminaatori (Mikko Tukonen). Finnish TV channel Sub has recently been re-broadcasting the original series which has helped to reignite the nostalgic interest in the show.

The brand new team of Finnish Gladiators will be revealed ahead of filming in June and the search is currently taking place for Contenders to face them.

More information can be found at: Nelonen.fi.

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