Members of the public are pitted against superfit Gladiators in trials of strength, speed and stamina.
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Members of the public are pitted against superfit Gladiators in trials of strength, speed and stamina.

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The ultimate challenge.


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Fiesty scouse mom, athlete and last line of the nation's defense Eunice Huthart, who went on from two "Gladiators" series wins to become a stunt actress in the movie "GoldenEye". She continues to appear in major movies, often as Angelina Jolie's stunt double. See more »

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John Fashanu: Awooga!
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Referenced in Steve Coogan: The Man Who Thinks He's It (1998) See more »

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A classic of the 90s
18 June 2008 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

If there's one thing I loved about this programme, it was the atmosphere in this studio, which was often fantastic. The games were great to watch, and with an extensive list of gladiators everyone will have had their favourites.

Sadly, the show got a bit repetitive later on in the run, with no fresh challenges and seemingly samey format, but it still entertained on the odd occasion. It had a good run, it was always an adrenaline packed show with a clash of dozens of personalities. Who can forget Wolf's antics, Shadow's (almost) unbeaten Duel run or John Anderson's piercing voice? The original run lasted, only just into 2000, with the last ever episode going out on New Year's Day. For me, it will forever conjure positive and nostalgic memories.

Having not seen the new series (due to lack of Sky One), I cannot pass judgement on the revamped version, though if the original was anything to go by it should be worth a look.


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