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Hosted by father and son duo Bradley and Barney Walsh, the show sees a new generation of superhuman Gladiators competing against a brave set of contenders in the ultimate test of speed and strength.

The contenders take part in a series of brand-new games alongside classic challenges including fan-favourite The Eliminator. Applications for the second series are due to open in due course.

7-Day figures indicate that 8.7m have now experienced the first episode that features a brand new generation of Gladiators taking on brave contenders in the ultimate test of speed and strength on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.


An average audience of 6.0m tuned in to the first episode on launch night, making it the biggest Entertainment launch in the UK since 2017. In addition to this, Gladiators is also a success with young audiences with 1.1m 16-34 year olds tuning in to episode one (BARB 4-Screen, 7-Days) to date.

 As well as the broadcast each Saturday evening on BBC One, the programme is also performing well on BBC iPlayer, with 3.3M tuning in on iPlayer alone to the launch episode, seeing one of the highest Entertainment VOD audiences to date (BARB 4-Screen, 7-Days).

Filming will take place in August at Sheffield Arena.


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