Bromans: Love Island meets Gladiators in new ITV2 reality show

But when does it start?

The Bromans is a new Love Island-esque reality TV show continues on ITV2 tonight – but what is it and what time does it start?


In The Bromans, 21st century lads are transported back to the Roman Empire to see if they can cut it as gladiators.

The “reality game show” sees handsome boys fight it out with help from their loving girlfriends. They may have the muscles but do these lads have what it takes to go down in history?

Cameras will follow eight modern day couples as they’re transported to an ancient world where they’ll live and fight like gladiators did 2,000 years ago.

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The Bromans.
The Bromans. Tom, Richard, Dino, Brandon, Glenn, Jordan, Tian and Kai.

Along the way there’ll be blood, sweat and tears. However, only the very best will make it through to the Emperor’s Games where one of them will emerge victorious and take home the Emperor’s gold (which today works out at ‘approximately’ £10,000!).

The boys will be trained by the fearsome “Doctore”, played by David McIntosh, and take part in daily, physical tasks, leading up to a grand final where they’ll battle it out in a colosseum in front of a baying crowd. Those who don’t cut it will be banished from the city.


Acting as the eyes and ears of the elusive Emperor is the Emperor’s Assistant, “Dominus”, played by Tom Bell.

As for the girlfriends, they’re not just there to watch.

The boy’s partners will join them on their journey, helping to train and prepare them for the Games as well as immersing themselves in ancient Roman tasks – from wine making to sculpting.

The Bromans. Tom, Richard, Dino, Brandon, Glenn, Jordan, Tian and Kai.

And all while living in ‘ancient Rome’, the couples will wear the attire of the day – sandals, leather loin cloths and gold lamé pants, whilst sharing a living space inside a Roman palace. But will these modern men survive in an ancient world, and more importantly, who will triumph in the Emperor’s Games?


‘Real life Roman’ – Roman Kemp – will narrate the series..

The Bromans airs tonight on ITV2 tonight Thursday, October 12 at 9PM with the fifth of eight episodes in this first series.

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