Gladiators could be making its way back to TV - 30 years after it first aired

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There's rumours that Gladiators could be set for a return to UK TV.

Gladiators first launched in 1992 where it ran until 2000 before a short-lived revival in 2008 and 2009.


It saw contestants face-off against the show's 'Gladiators' in a series of physical events in a bid to be crowned the ultimate champion.

As its 30th anniversary approaches, former Gladiator Jet - real name Diane Youdale - has teased a possible revival.

She told Gladiators themed podcast The GladPod (via The Sun): "A little bird has told me that there is something on the table that looks gladiatorial and will possibly be around for our 30th year. Maybe there’ll be a version of it."

However Diane ruled herself out of returning to the show.

She said: “You couldn’t pay me enough to go back and do it again, but I think the concept of having these larger-than-life superhero Gladiator people is timeless.

"And I think that’ll always work. I wouldn’t change a thing about my time as a Gladiator.”


Last month, original host of the show John Fashanu revealed his hopes of bringing Gladiators back to TV.

He told The Sun: "The health and well-being market is played out all over Instagram, with fit men and women pushing us to believe in ourselves and be kind to our minds and bodies.

“So there is the next generation of Gladiators right there ready to inspire us — and a new audience ready to absorb it.

“I think it would be a hit — TV bosses are missing a trick.”

John added to the newspaper that he would love to be reunited with former co-host Ulrika Jonsson for the show.

Meanwhile, at least one of the former Gladiators has already put themselves forward for a return.


Mark Smith, known on the show as Rhino, said to the tabloid: "The show should definitely come back. I’d love to return too."

You can currently watch episodes of Gladiators online via NOW TV.

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