Everything to Know About Iconic ’90s Show Reboot, “Gladiators”
Prepare to step back in time and relive the adrenaline-pumping excitement of the ’90s as the iconic TV show “Gladiators” makes a triumphant return to Aussie screens. Channel 10 has announced a highly-anticipated revival of this beloved reality TV program, and with it comes a fresh team of hosts to guide us through the thrilling challenges. This show, which once drew more than two million viewers, will capture the hearts of a new generation.
“Gladiators” first burst onto the Australian television scene in 1995, airing two seasons on Channel 7. It instantly hit a chord, captivating audiences with its unique blend of athleticism, competition, and spectacle. The show briefly revived in 2008, leaving fans hungry for more. Now, nearly three decades after its original debut, “Gladiators” is poised for a triumphant comeback.
Ahead, find out everything we know about “Gladiators”.
What Is “Gladiators” About?
The premise of the debut series involved resident competitors – the Gladiators – pit against one-time-only Contenders to battle it out in different gruelling events in front of an arena audience. The show is set to maintain its tried-and-true format.
Fans of the original series will delight in knowing that some of their favourite challenges are returning. Hang Tough, Duel, The Wall, Power Ball, Pyramid, and The Eliminator will all be part of the line-up of challenges.
Who are the Hosts of “Gladiators”?
Two familiar faces will take on the hosting mantle of this iconic series. Retired NRL player Beau Ryan and netball legend Liz Ellis will be at the helm of the revival. Their chemistry and enthusiasm promise to breathe new life into the show, and they are sure to bring their own unique flair to the hosting duties.
Ellis stated she’s “super pumped” about her new hosting role.
“It’s an iconic franchise and I’m excited about the reboot. It is set to showcase some of my favourite Gladiator challenges from the original series as well as throw up a few new ones for us to fall in love with,” she said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Ryan expressed his honour at hosting the show he watched as a kid.
“I am beyond excited to be hosting Gladiators alongside the great Liz Ellis. Liz is a national treasure, and we are going to have a lot of fun. I grew up watching and loving Gladiators and can’t wait to get into it. It’s going to be spectacular,” he added.
“Gladiators” First Look
When Does “Gladiators” Start?
“Gladiators” makes its victorious return to Australian screens on Sunday, 7 January at 7.30pm on 10 and 10 Play.
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