Cobra Michael (Mick) Willson


  • Name: Michael (Mick) Willson
  • Born: 29 October 1963 - Dartford, England
  • Age: 60 years old
  • Star Sign: Scorpio
  • Height: 1.83m Weight: 93kg
  • Theme Tune: Calling All The Heroes (It Bites)

Cobra was an amateur boxer, kick boxer, bodybuilder and martial arts expert! He began training to become fitter, gain muscle and definition. Through his training Cobra put on 2 stones of muscle he entered his first body building competition. Although he wasn't your typical contestant, he didn't take himself too seriously, he would pull faces at the judges, wear wigs and do monkey impressions. Cobra won bodybuilding titles Mr South London and Mr Kent, he has also won a half-marathon.

Cobra is well known for his high-kicks and splits upon entering the arena. He is also known as the joker of the Gladiators team. His practical jokes lighten the mood between the shows as filming can be very stressful.

Although he is the joker in the pack he is deadly serious when it comes to the events, as soon as he hears the call of 'Gladiators Ready' he is ready for action. Although he is one of the smallest male Gladiators he is very quick and agile can still prove himself against the best on the Duel podium, in which he has never been knocked off by a contender. He was also a master of the Hang Tough rings.

He now spends time visiting schools and youth clubs up and down the UK, promoting that keeping fit can be fun. Cobra was also part of the special UK international team and headed off to compete against South Africa in the Springbok Challenge 2000.

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