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BBC Gladiators – Everything You Need To Know

Series 1 Gladiators

Gladiators, one of the most exciting and energetic sports entertainment gameshows ever, returns to TV in its brand new home on the BBC.

16 phenomenal Gladiators will compete in a series of brand new challenges alongside classic games against a brave set of contenders in the ultimate test of strength and speed in the most iconic sports entertainment gameshow returning to BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Bradley and Barney Walsh are your hosts – Here’s everything you need to know…

When does Gladiators start on the BBC? What time is it on?

Watch Gladiators on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from Saturday 13 January at 5.50 pm.

Meet the Gladiators Presenters

BOTTOM ROW: (L-R) SABRE, COMET, LEE PHILLIPS, FURY, BRADLEY WALSH, BARNEY WALSH, SONIA MKOLOMA, ATHENA, ELECTRO, DYNAMITE. MIDDLE ROW: (L-R) LEGEND, BIONIC, STEEL, FIRE, MARK CLATTENBURG, DIAMOND, NITRO, PHANTOM, APOLLO. TOP: GIANT © BBC / Nick Eagle / © Hungry Bear Media Ltd

Father and son duo Bradley and Barney Walsh will bring their charm, wit and on-screen chemistry to the Gladiators arena as they host the series.

Gladiators has always been a huge part of the Walsh family; Donna Walsh, Barney’s mum and Bradley’s wife, was head choreographer for the Gladiator cheerleaders on the original series.

Bradley, and a very young Barney were regular visitors on set, with Barney taking some of his first steps on the iconic arena floor. Not to be outdone, Bradley followed in his small son’s footsteps when he took part in a Celebrities vs Jockeys special in 1997!

Who is the BBC Gladiators commentator?

One of the most recognisable voices in top-flight 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.

Who are the Gladiators in the 2024 series?

The Gladiators are Apollo, Athena, Bionic, Comet, Diamond, Dynamite, Electro, Fire, Fury, Giant, Legend, Nitro, Phantom, Sabre, Steel and Viper.

Meet The Gladiators Referees

Gladiators Referees

Contenders Ready! Gladiators Ready!

Ex-Premier League Football referee Mark Clattenburg is taking on one of the most iconic catchphrases of the 90s. Picking up their whistles and joining him to keep the mighty Gladiators in check, are, Sonia Mkoloma and Lee Phillips.

Where is the Gladiators arena?

The new series was filmed at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield.

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