British citizens plead with BBC to resurrect legendary game show following resurgence of viral clips: “I am willing to do anything to see this return!”

British citizens plead with BBC to resurrect legendary game show following resurgence of viral clips: “I am willing to do anything to see this return!”

Brits have begged BBC bosses to bring back an iconic Noughties game show after old clips went viral on TikTok. 

Millennials were left in hysterics as videos from Hole In The Wall resurfaced on the social media site 14 years after it was axed by the BBC.    

Hole In The Wall, which originated in Japan, challenged two teams of celebrities to force themselves through various holes in the wall looming towards them to avoid landing in a swimming pool behind. 

Clad in skintight lycra catsuits, the celebrities would be tasked with using their logic and contortion skills in order to get through the holes unscathed and walk away with £10,000 prize money for the charity of their choice.

Series one was hosted by the late Dale Winton with Strictly’s Anton du Beke and former international cricketer Darren Gough serving as team captains.

Brits have begged the BBC to bring back Hole In The Wall after old clips went viral on TikTok (L-R) Dave Vitty, Joe Swash, Anne Diamond, Anton De Beke,  Austin Healey, Sophie Anderton and John Altman

Brits have begged the BBC to bring back Hole In The Wall after old clips went viral on TikTok (L-R) Dave Vitty, Joe Swash, Anne Diamond, Anton De Beke,  Austin Healey, Sophie Anderton and John Altman

Anton became the host for the second series, with former rugby player Austin Healey and actor Joe Swash taking the captain roles. 

The show was axed in 2009 after just 21 episodes, with a BBC source telling The Sun: ‘There’s still a lot of affection for Hole In The Wall, but bosses thought it was time to try something else.’

While there were ultimately only two series of the show it has remained a cult classic. 

Taking to TikTok after the clips resurfaced, fans commented: ‘I would do unspeakable things to bring this back!’; ‘they need to bring this back’; ‘this was such a good show’;

‘I miss this show’; ‘what a show’; ‘elite show’; ‘Please bring this show back! It was peak entertainment’; ‘best show ever’; ‘these were the best days off my life !’; ‘this being literally the best game show of all time’ [sic].

MailOnline has contacted BBC for comment. 

The BBC are currently promoting another much-anticipated reboot, the return of Gladiators, which originally aired on ITV. 

The newly unveiled group are ready to battle contenders at Sheffield Arena in the most iconic and exciting sports entertainment gameshow, coming to BBC One and iPlayer next year. 

Originally airing on ITV from 1992 to 2000, the show would see four contestants, two male and two female, compete in a series of physical challenges against the show’s Gladiators, in the hopes to come out on top. 

Contestants will face the unenviable task of facing the Gladiators in the ultimate test of speed and strength in a series of brand new games alongside some returning classics, among them fan-favourite The Eliminator.

But two of the newest recruits Comet and Sabre have been forced out of the show after suffering horrific injuries during one of the show’s many challenges. 

Hole In The Wall, which originated in Japan , challenged two teams of celebrities to force themselves through various holes in the wall looming towards them (pictured: Joe Swash, Verity Rushworth and Martin Roberts)

Hole In The Wall, which originated in Japan , challenged two teams of celebrities to force themselves through various holes in the wall looming towards them (pictured: Joe Swash, Verity Rushworth and Martin Roberts) 

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Millennials were left in hysterics as videos from Hole In The Wall resurfaced on TikTok 14 years after it was axed by the BBC

Millennials were left in hysterics as videos from Hole In The Wall resurfaced on TikTok 14 years after it was axed by the BBC

Comet, real name Ella-Mae Rayner, took to her Instagram  to share snaps of her recovery as she revealed she had broken her ankle and foot.

The former elite gymnast, 28, had to undergo surgery as doctors attempted to rebuild her badly injured extremity.

She penned: ‘Life is not about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving – right now, this quote couldn’t ring truer. 

‘During the filming of one of the games I sustained a severe foot injury.

‘Multiple scans and X-rays later I found out that I had broken my ankle and foot in multiple places, including the talus and something known as a lisfranc injury, ruptured 3 ligaments and dislocated a bone.

‘I am now resting up following an operation to fix my foot and stabilise the broken bones.

‘This is just a minor blip in the road and ignites the fire in me to come back better and stronger than ever before. ‘

Meanwhile Sabre, real name Sheli McCoy, tore her hamstring and has been forced to use crutches.  

The BBC are currently promoting another much-anticipated reboot, Gladiators (Top row: L-R Legend, Fire, Bionic, Diamond, Nitro.  L-R Electro, Giant, Steel, Apollo, Comet. Third row – left to right: Viper, Athena, Fury, Phantom, L-R Sabre, Dynamite)

The BBC are currently promoting another much-anticipated reboot, Gladiators (Top row: L-R Legend, Fire, Bionic, Diamond, Nitro.  L-R Electro, Giant, Steel, Apollo, Comet. Third row – left to right: Viper, Athena, Fury, Phantom, L-R Sabre, Dynamite)

In her social media post she wrote: ‘Sometimes you are the hammer … sometimes you are the nail.

‘Whilst filming for Gladiators I incurred a little battle injury – a hamstring tear.

‘Up to that point, every single day was a blessing and every event an unforgettable experience that I would repeat in a second.

‘The rehabilitation process is underway and going very well to date, with a lot of continued guidance from our fantastic physio Alfie.

‘I’m no stranger to rehabilitation practice, running my own sports injury clinic and specialising in athlete recovery strategy and so I’m confident that these next few months will offer me an opportunity to focus on areas of imbalance, enjoy alternative training methods and document a recovery process for others to learn and be motivated by.’

In a statement the BBC said: ‘The health and well-being of all Gladiators, contenders and crew is of paramount importance. Gladiators is one of the toughest and most physically demanding programmes on TV and due to the high-impact nature of the show it is not unusual for those competing to suffer injuries.

‘In each instance, as soon as it became apparent that a potential injury had occurred, the correct protocol was immediately followed.

‘The injured Gladiators are currently following medical advice and working on their recoveries.’

MEET THE NEW GLADIATORS

More than two decades after Gladiators first aired, the hit show is coming back on the BBC with a brand new cast.  

The iconic show, which originally aired on ITV from 1992 to 2000, is making an epic return to screens with an 11-episode season later this year. 

The fearsome group includes trained rugby players, accomplished swimmers, sprinters and powerlifters as well as a former Premier League referee.

Here are the new Gladiators: 

Bionic

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Watch out: At a towering 6ft 6in it's somewhat inevitable that Gladiator Matty Campbell, a professional bodybuilder, has been named Bionic

Watch out: At a towering 6ft 6in it’s somewhat inevitable that Gladiator Matty Campbell, a professional bodybuilder, has been named Bionic

At a towering 6ft 6in it’s somewhat inevitable that bodybuilder Matty Campbell has been named Bionic.

As a child he used to sprint and play football, reaching Academy Level, but a car accident curtailed his professional ambitions. It was his subsequent rehabilitation that led him to finding an alternative outlet in the gym.

Despite having never previously been a regular visitor to the gym, he found that he had a natural ability and quickly started gaining muscle-mass, leading to his eventual love of bodybuilding, 

He said: ‘Never in a million years did I expect to get the call to be a Gladiator, it’s a feeling that’ll never sink in. I’m just a normal lad from Teesside! A

‘ll the training and hard work has finally paid off for me, I can’t wait to get started!’ 

Electro

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Unstoppable: Jade Packer, aka Electro, is a quick, unstoppable and the perfect mix of strength, speed and skill

Multi-talented: Currently working as a sports model, fitness coach and hybrid athlete, she began her journey as a sprinter

Multi-talented: Currently working as a sports model, fitness coach and hybrid athlete, she began her journey as a sprinter

Jade Packer, aka Electro, is a quick, unstoppable and the perfect mix of strength, speed and skill.

Currently working as a sports model, fitness coach and hybrid athlete, she began her journey as a sprinter. 

Her speed led to her being ranked amongst the Top 10 Fastest Runners in the UK aged 12 for 150m and she went onto to race for titles at various championships over the 100m and 200m.

Her bodybuilding journey began at the age of 18 after she discovered the sport on social media platform Instagram, and her subsequent dedication to training won her 4 x Top 3 UKBFF Placings in the Wellness Category, an invite to compete at the Arnold Classic and an IFBB Elite Pro Card by taking Gold at the English Grand Prix.

After training for only a year before her first show, she became an instant sensation and went on to represent the UK in both Barcelona and Madrid throughout her 2 seasons.

Now training in CrossFit, with a unique hybrid-style that incorporates her athletic background, she still describes running as ‘her forte.’ 

She said: ‘I hope Electro can spark an unstoppable pursuit for a new generation of athletes. I’m ready to light up the arena with a different kind of energy.’ 

Phantom

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Unstoppable: Toby Olubi, aka Phantom, was part of the Team GB Bobsleigh team and competed in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

Can't wait: 'We will be given the biggest entertainment platform to represent that ethos and I couldn¿t be more proud and grateful to be a Gladiator¿. Let the show begin!!'

Can’t wait: ‘We will be given the biggest entertainment platform to represent that ethos and I couldn’t be more proud and grateful to be a Gladiator…. Let the show begin!!’ 

Toby Olubi, aka Phantom, was part of the Team GB Bobsleigh team and competed in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

In the same season, he and his team broke the world record for the fastest ever bobsleigh at 97 mph. They also made history by bringing home Great Britain’s first-ever gold medal in the 2018 Whistler World Cup.

He has also been a sprinter a domestic level and has won the county championship for the UK men’s 60m sprints and has frequently competed in the British men’s 100m sprint Olympic qualifying championships. 

Additionally, the fitness nut has also won the title of fastest Bobsledder in the UK push championships for four consecutive years from 2015 to 2019.

He said: ‘This is a dream come true for me. I’m a 90’s kid so the Gladiators of past were my version of real life superheroes. Now I’ve got the chance to don the big “G” and be an inspirational figure myself.

‘Gladiators is all about stepping up against the odds and bringing the best version of yourself. 

‘We will be given the biggest entertainment platform to represent that ethos and I couldn’t be more proud and grateful to be a Gladiator…. Let the show begin!!’

Viper

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Committed: For the past 15 years, Quang Luong, aka Viper, has dedicated his life to fitness, spending each day perfecting the art of bodybuilding

For the past 15 years, Quang Luong, aka Viper, has dedicated his life to fitness, spending each day perfecting the art of bodybuilding.

A fitness model and practicing boxer, he’s often been cast in films in powerful roles, even appearing in a James Bond film as a gangster. Alongside his power and precision he’s looking to devour his competitors.

He said: ‘I was born to be a Gladiator. I am strong, powerful and just like a Viper I can attack with speed.’ 

Athena

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Getting involved: A combination of brain, brawn and beauty, Karenjeet Kaur Bains gets her Gladiators moniker from the Ancient Greek Goddess of War and Wisdom, Athena

Success: Representing Team GB, she is a winner of three Gold and two Silver Commonwealth Powerlifting medals

Success: Representing Team GB, she is a winner of three Gold and two Silver Commonwealth Powerlifting medals

Well done: She's also the five time All England Powerlifting Champion and five time British Powerlifting Champion

Well done: She’s also the five time All England Powerlifting Champion and five time British Powerlifting Champion

A combination of brain, brawn and beauty, Karenjeet Kaur Bains gets her moniker from the Ancient Greek Goddess of War and Wisdom, Athena.

Representing Team GB, she is a winner of three Gold and two Silver Commonwealth Powerlifting medals. 

She’s also the five time All England Powerlifting Champion and five time British Powerlifting Champion and represented Great Britain at the World and European Championships.

Additionally, she holds the Guinness World Record for the “Most Bodyweight Squats in a minute”… oh, and did we mention she’s also a Chartered Accountant!

Very proud of her South Asian heritage, she makes show history as the first Sikh Gladiator and wants to inspire people of all ethnic backgrounds to achieve their full potential.

She said: ‘I represent all those from diverse and minority backgrounds, especially women, that have ever been denied the opportunity to pursue their dreams in sport. 

‘I hope I can be a role model and show the levels a female can achieve, if she is given the opportunity to follow her passion and given the wings to fly!’

Comet

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My turn: Ella-Mae Rayner, aka Comet, has also been unveiled as one of the new Gladiators 

Multi-talented: A former elite gymnast, Ella-Mae moved into semi-professional in diving before embarking on a degree in Sport Science

Multi-talented: A former elite gymnast, Ella-Mae moved into semi-professional in diving before embarking on a degree in Sport Science

Toned and trim: She now trains six times a week while also working as a Fitness Model & Coach

Toned and trim: She now trains six times a week while also working as a Fitness Model & Coach

A former elite gymnast, Ella-Mae Rayner moved into semi-professional in diving before embarking on a degree in Sport Science. 

At university she successfully coached and competed in University Cheerleading Championships, but it was a career changing ankle injury that led to a newfound love of the gym. 

She now trains six times a week while also working as a Fitness Model & Coach. 

She said: ‘’m absolutely thrilled to be Comet. I loved watching Gladiators growing up. I specifically remember Jet, she was an icon for me as a child and one of the reasons I become a gymnast. 

‘I can’t believe I will be following in her footsteps. It really is a dream come true.’ 

Sabre

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Sabre says:  ‘I truly hope Sabre will inspire and empower the younger generation of strong capable females just as the gladiators I once watched inspired me’

Tough: Sabre has competed in 5 British Weightlifting Championships events and numerous CrossFit championships all over the world

Tough: Sabre has competed in 5 British Weightlifting Championships events and numerous CrossFit championships all over the world

Determined: Fierce, powerful and agile; these are the main attributes of Sabre. Sheli McCoy describes herself as a 'grafter' and trains 16-19 hours per week

Determined: Fierce, powerful and agile; these are the main attributes of Sabre. Sheli McCoy describes herself as a ‘grafter’ and trains 16-19 hours per week

Fierce, powerful and agile; these are the main attributes of Sabre. 

Sheli McCoy describes herself as a ‘grafter’ and trains 16-19 hours per week. 

She has competed in 5 British Weightlifting Championships events and numerous CrossFit championships all over the world and has simultaneously been Scottish champion in both sports. 

Sabre runs her own gym in Dundee, hoping to inspire future generations to reach their full fitness potential.

She has nearly 100,000 followers and loves to post videos of her workouts whether it be lifting heavy weights, doing pull ups from the bar or upside down handstands.  

She says: ‘I truly hope Sabre will inspire and empower the younger generation of strong capable females just as the gladiators I once watched inspired me to be a confident athletic women. It is Sabre’s time to shine – here come the powerful girls.’

Apollo 

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Titan: With the speed of a rocket, it’s no surprise Alex Gray has earned the name Apollo

Speedy: He captained English Rugby teams for 16's, 18's and 20's.¿ He was scouted to go to NFL for his skillset, making him the first British rugby player to transfer over to the NFL. ¿

Speedy: He captained English Rugby teams for 16’s, 18’s and 20’s.​ He was scouted to go to NFL for his skillset, making him the first British rugby player to transfer over to the NFL. ​

With the speed of a rocket, it’s no surprise Alex Gray has earned the name Apollo.

He started his career playing rugby under 16s and moved onto the Premiership and then England 7s team. ​ He captained English Rugby teams for 16’s, 18’s and 20’s.​

He was scouted to go to NFL for his skillset, making him the first British rugby player to transfer over to the NFL. ​ 

Signed for Atlantic Falcons and then became the first international player to Captain an NFL team.​

Apollo wants to win and won’t stop until he does. Don’t be fooled by his smile and charm, if you’re in his way he’ll take you down.

Apollo says: ‘Gladiator ready?? You better believe I am!! After playing Rugby and In the NFL, the opportunity to inspire as Apollo is a dream come true. I plan on leading from the front and never giving up’.

Dynamite  

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Watch out! Small, explosive and dangerous, just like Dynamite, 20-year-old, Emily Steel, is the youngest Gladiator in the current line-up

Explosive: With a background in swimming competing at a national level until she was 15 years old, she's now a full-time elite CrossFit athlete

Explosive: With a background in swimming competing at a national level until she was 15 years old, she’s now a full-time elite CrossFit athlete

Fierce: Emily boasts 7,000 Instagram followers and regularly shares snaps of herself weightlifting or of her toned figure

Fierce: Emily boasts 7,000 Instagram followers and regularly shares snaps of herself weightlifting or of her toned figure 

Small, explosive and dangerous, just like Dynamite, 20-year-old, Emily Steel, is the youngest Gladiator in the current line-up.

With a background in swimming competing at a national level until she was 15 years old, she’s now a full-time elite CrossFit athlete, also juggling second year studies full time at university in sport and exercise science. 

Emily boasts 7,000 Instagram followers and regularly shares snaps of herself weightlifting.  

Dynamite recently competed internationally at one of the largest fitness festivals in the world and becoming an under 23’s weightlifting British record holder.

Don’t underestimate Dynamite. She may look small, but she’ll blast into the competition and obliterate her opponents.

Dynamite says: ‘I’m too young to remember the original Gladiators, but my parents loved it and suggested I try out. Dynamite really does represent who I am and I’m excited to showcase what I can do in the games.’

Nitro 

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Nitro! Nitro is a team GB sprinter called Harry Aikines Aryeetey  (pictured)

Nitro is a team GB sprinter called Harry Aikines Aryeetey. Commonwealth and World gold medallist sprinter, Harry’s lightning fast speed and ‘ball of energy’ personality earned him the name Nitro. 

The athlete has competed at the highest level in the UK since his youth. After becoming the first athlete to win gold medals at both 100 and 200 metres at the World Youth Championships, he won 2005 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year age 17.

Harry has gone on to win gold 4 x in the men’s 100m European Championships and at the Commonwealth Games.

His long list of achievements include: 2 x Olympian, 3 x European Champion, 2x Commonwealth Champion, 1x Commonwealth Silver Medallist, 1x European Bronze Medallist, 1x World Bronze Medallist, 1x British Champion, 2x World Youth Champion, 1x World Junior Champion.

With his incredible speed and agility, the Contenders will have their work cut out, getting past social media-star Nitro, who boasts 253,000 Instagram followers.

Hot stuff: Commonwealth and World gold medallist sprinter, Harry's lightning fast speed and 'ball of energy' personality earned him the name Nitro

Hot stuff: Commonwealth and World gold medallist sprinter, Harry’s lightning fast speed and ‘ball of energy’ personality earned him the name Nitro

Family: The fitness fanatic shares a two-year old daughter named Aubreé-Isla with his partner

Family: The fitness fanatic shares a two-year old daughter named Aubreé-Isla with his partner

The fitness fanatic – who shares a two-year old daughter named Aubreé-Isla with his partner – regularly posts insights into his grueling training routine.

On taking part in the show, Nitro said: ‘Becoming a Gladiator is another great achievement!

‘A childhood dream come true! You never know what is coming in life, each day is there to be enjoyed and savouring all opportunities is a must!

‘It literally gives me energy and strength! I can’t wait to be in the arena and bring Nitro to Gladiators!’

Diamond  

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Diamond! Dazzling her way into the Gladiators stadium is Livi Sheldon, a 6ft bodybuilder. With her striking looks and indestructible natural earning her the name, Diamond

Loved up: Livi - who regularly shares fitness tips on social media - is in a relationship with men's lifestyle coach Grant Gibbs

Loved up: Livi – who regularly shares fitness tips on social media – is in a relationship with men’s lifestyle coach Grant Gibbs

Dazzling her way into the Gladiators stadium is Livi Sheldon. She is a 6ft bodybuilder, with her striking looks and indestructible natural earning her the name, Diamond.

After graduating with a degree in Sports Science, Livi took up bodybuilding, becoming a British Finalist ‘England Toned Figure’.

Her passion for sports began at age 6, when she played football for a boys football team. She eventually moved over to a girls’ team, where she became captain for many years, and went on to play for Worcester City Ladies team.

However, don’t be deceived by Diamond’s bright beauty, she is unbreakable and super strong.

On joining Gladiators, Livi said: – ‘When I was growing up I used to get picked on for being taller than everyone else.

‘Now I get to show everyone that being unique is your superpower. I can’t wait to get into the arena and take on the contenders as Diamond’

Livi – who regularly shares fitness tips on social media – is in a relationship with men’s lifestyle coach Grant Gibbs. 

Giant  

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Giant! On Thursday, Giant, (pictured) Fire and Legend joined the line-up of super-fit TV titans ahead of the iconic show’s hotly anticipated return

Get your Crocs off! Giant made history by becoming one of the all-time tallest bodybuilders

Get your Crocs off! Giant made history by becoming one of the all-time tallest bodybuilders

His love: Pictured with his wife, Katie Christian, whose Instagram handle is @ hormonehealer_

His love: Pictured with his wife, Katie Christian, whose Instagram handle is @ hormonehealer_

Giant is a former firefighter turned bodybuilder called Jamie Christian Johal.

Standing at 6ft 5inches, it’s no wonder he was given the name Giant. He made history by becoming one of the all-time tallest bodybuilders. 

Now he’s bringing that power into the Gladiators arena. He may look like a big, friendly giant, but don’t be fooled, he won’t be holding back when it comes to the games.

Giant said: ‘I feel like everything in life has lead me here. I’m honoured to be part of this iconic show that I watched as a child. I’ll be bringing my GIANT stature and personality so contenders better come prepared!’ 

Fire

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Flash! Blazing into the Gladiators stadium like a flash is Montell Douglas. She’s fierce and will burn through the arena destroying anyone who gets in her way, earning her the name Fire 

Impressive accolade: Former Team GB Sprinter and Olympic Bobsledder, she held the British woman's record for fastest 100m sprint at 11.05 seconds

Impressive accolade: Former Team GB Sprinter and Olympic Bobsledder, she held the British woman’s record for fastest 100m sprint at 11.05 seconds

Blazing into the Gladiators stadium like a flash is Montell Douglas. She’s fierce and will burn through the arena destroying anyone who gets in her way, earning her the name Fire. 

Former Team GB Sprinter and Olympic Bobsledder, she held the British woman’s record for fastest 100m sprint at 11.05 seconds, smashing the previous record which had stood unbeaten for 27 years.

In January 2022, Montell made sporting history to become the first female UK athlete to compete at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

In 2010, Montell won Commonwealth Gold in the 4x100m relay race in Delhi – and holds a European Under-23 Silver Medal in 100m.

Montell moved into bobsledding in 2016, and the following year finished within the Top 10 at her World Cup debut. 

Champ! When competing at the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, Montell returned to the city where she had competed 14 years previously at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Champ! When competing at the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, Montell returned to the city where she had competed 14 years previously at the 2008 Summer Olympics

When competing at the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, Montell returned to the city where she had competed 14 years previously at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

She loves inspiring women to achieve their dreams, no matter what age, height or background they’re from.

The show claims that contenders should beware of Fire. She’s fast, unpredictable and dangerous and will ravage anyone in her path.

Fire said: ‘I’m so pleased I’ve been asked to be Fire! Being a gladiator has been a secret lifelong dream of mine. 

‘As a strong and powerful woman, I’m living proof that you can achieve your dreams, no matter what age or background, if you believe and keep pushing. I’m ready to light up the competition!’ 

Legend 

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Legend! Training up to six times a week in bodybuilding and powerlifting, former international athlete, Matt Morsia describes himself as a Legend – hence the name!

Family: Matt pictured with his wife Sarah on holiday - they have two children together

Family: Matt pictured with his wife Sarah on holiday – they have two children together

Busy man: In 2020, he released his first book, ¿The 24/7 Body¿. Bringing all his power and strength to the series, the contenders will not forget Legend

Busy man: In 2020, he released his first book, ‘The 24/7 Body’. Bringing all his power and strength to the series, the contenders will not forget Legend

New faces: The trio were revealed for the first time on This Morning

New faces: The trio were revealed for the first time on This Morning 

Gladiators READY... Giant, Fire and Legend join the previously announced Fury and Steel as part of the new generation of mighty Gladiators ready to challenge a brave set of contenders

Gladiators READY… Giant, Fire and Legend join the previously announced Fury and Steel as part of the new generation of mighty Gladiators ready to challenge a brave set of contenders 

Getting some practise in: Giant showed off his duelling skills on the show

Getting some practise in: Giant showed off his duelling skills on the show

And finally, meet Legend. Training up to six times a week in bodybuilding and powerlifting, former international athlete, Matt Morsia describes himself as a Legend – hence the name!

The former Championship bronze medal winning long and triple jumper, and silver medal winning powerlifter, loved the ‘showmanship’ of competing. 

After retiring from international competitions, he continued performing to a huge audience becoming highly successful fitness influencer and professional YouTuber – amassing over 355 million views. 

In 2020, he released his first book, ‘The 24/7 Body’. Bringing all his power and strength to the series, the contenders will not forget Legend.

He said: ‘I’ve been training like a beast for the show but realistically I didn’t need to. I could’ve spent the last two months eating doughnuts and playing Dungeons & Dragons and I’d still be better than everyone else. 

‘I’m called Legend for a reason! I can only apologise for the irreparable damage I’m about to do to the contenders. Actually, that’s a lie, I’m not sorry at all. I’m actively looking forward to it’.

OGs: The iconic show, which originally aired on ITV from 1992 to 2000, is making an epic return to screens after 23 years on the BBC (The original Gladiators in 1994)

OGs: The iconic show, which originally aired on ITV from 1992 to 2000, is making an epic return to screens after 23 years on the BBC (The original Gladiators in 1994)

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She’s ready! Professional Exeter Chiefs Rugby Player, Jodie Ounsley, has joined the line-up as her alter-ego ‘Fury’, named thanks to her power and passion for competition

 

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Feel the power: Meanwhile, joining Jodie’s Fury is UK CrossFit star Zack George, who’s set to intimidate the contestants as his alter-ego Steel

 

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