Contenders, ready! Gladiators, ready! One of the most exciting and iconic sports entertainment gameshows ever, Gladiators will be returning to TV in its brand new home on the BBC.
This 11-part series of 60 minute episodes made by Hungry Bear Media and MGM Television UK will be back with a brand new generation of superhuman Gladiators who will compete against a brave set of contenders in the ultimate test of speed and strength. They will take part in a series of brand new games alongside classic challenges including fan-favourite The Eliminator.
Father and son duo Bradley and Barney Walsh will be hosting the new series and it will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Taking on one of the most iconic catchphrases of the 90s, is ex Premier League Football referee, Mark Clattenburg. Picking up their whistles and joining him to keep the mighty Gladiators in check, are, Sonia Mkoloma and Lee Phillips.
Football commentator Guy Mowbray will be providing the voiceover commentary on all the action for the show as the brave contenders take on the mighty challenges and the even mightier Gladiators.
Further information about Gladiators including broadcast details will be announced in due course.
Gladiators is back, and a whole new generation of viewers can now look forward to watching a Saturday night spectacle like no other. Will the contenders have the will and the skill to succeed against our mighty new Gladiators? You'll have to tune in to find out!
Get your free tickets for Gladiators at Utilita Arena, Sheffield.
Originally airing for 8 seasons between 1992 and 2000 on ITV, each episode saw 4 Contenders compete against the show's Gladiators in various Events, such as Duel, Hang Tough and Powerball, to reach the series grand finale. The show was presented by Ulrika Jonsson throughout its original run, alongside John Fashanu and Jeremy Guscott. John Sachs provided commentary, while John Anderson refereed the events. Gladiators attracted over 14 million viewers at its peak.
The show enjoyed a brief, two-season revival between 2008 and 2009 on Sky One and was presented by Ian Wright, alongside Kirsty Gallacher and Caroline Flack.
Gladiators has also enjoyed various spin-offs, in countries such as the USA, Finland, Australia, Sweden and South Africa. There were also four seasons of a children's version 'Train 2 Win' between 1994-1998 which was broadcast in the UK on CITV.