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Gladiators ‘set for reboot’ in huge return on BBC after 20 years and, yes, we are ready

Okay, we need this to happen (Picture: ITV)

Iconic sports game show Gladiators, which was hugely popular during the 1990s, is reportedly set to return to screens on BBC One. 

The original series of Gladiators hit our television screens in 1992 and was broadcast on ITV, lasting for eight seasons until 2000.

The programme saw athletic TV fans battle as Contenders against the show’s mighty Gladiators, in events that test their speed, skill, stamina and strength.

Each week, four public members competed in gruelling trials against a colourful cast of professional bodybuilders and gymnasts.

According to TV news publication Broadcast, the iconic family entertainment show will be brought back, but this time to the BBC, by MGM Studios and Hungry Bear.

It’s expected to be shot in Sheffield Arena next year, meaning there is likely to be an opportunity for the public to go and watch all the fun take place.

It was a TV favourite in the 1990s (Picture: ITV)
Some of the crop of Gladiators who featured in the ITV series (Picture: ITV)

The ITV series became quite the live TV event and attracted over 14 million viewers at its peak between 1992 and 2000.

In 2008, Gladiators was later revived on Sky One for two series, including three special episodes that pitted the new Gladiators against the original Gladiator Legends.

The show has enjoyed various spin-offs, in countries such as Australia, the USA, Finland and South Africa.

The show was presented by Ulrika Jonsson throughout its original run, alongside John Fashanu and Jeremy Guscott.

John Sachs provided commentary on each event, while John Anderson refereed the contests.

The BBC declined to comment on the reports.

 


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