Ready for another massive hit of nostalgia? The Spice Girls have announced a new docuseries, The Big Breakfast is set to return to our TVs and now we’ve been told another massive throwback is set to return.
That’s right, the popular 90s game show Gladiators is set to return on Saturday our television screens next year with a new reboot on BBC One it was confirmed.
The programme, previously popular for pitting contestants against characters including Wolf, Jet and Hunter, appeared on ITV from 1992 to 2000, before being resurrected on Sky One in 2008 and 2009.
It will now return on BBC One. In a statement, Kate Phillips, director of unscripted at the BBC, said: “A new generation of viewers can now look forward to watching a Saturday night spectacle like no other.”
We aren’t quite sure if the new Gladiators will match up to the likes of Wolf, Hunter, Lightning and more who appeared throughout the show’s eight-season run from 1992 to 2000.
Plus who will replace the amazing Ulrika Jonsson, John Fashanu and of course the iconic referee John Anderson, who never let anyone out of line.
“Contenders, you will go on my first whistle. Gladiators, you will go on my second whistle.”
The show was a test of agility, strength, speed and skill and was one of the most entertaining shows of the 90s bringing in over 14 million viewers at its peak.
The iconic show is set to be brought back this time to the BBC by MGM Studios and Hungry Bear according to TV news publication Broadcast.
It’s not the first time the show has been revived with Sky One featuring two series and three special episodes in which the new Gladiators took on the Gladiator Legends.
Filming is expected to take place at Sheffield Arena next year, so look out for opportunities to take on the Gladiators – if you think you’ve got what it takes.
James Crossley, who is based in York, and featured on the series from 1993 to 2000 appeared in the third series of Channel 4’s reality series The Circle – so we wonder if the bodybuilder will make an appearance on the new show.