As exclusively revealed on This Morning yesterday, the upcoming Gladiators game show on BBC One and BBC iPlayer is set to feature an impressive trio of competitors. Former firefighter turned bodybuilder Jamie Christian Johal, known as Giant, Olympic athlete Montell Douglas, known as Fire, and fitness influencer Matt Morsia, known as Legend, will bring their exceptional skills and talents to the iconic arena.
Giant, standing tall at 6 feet 5 inches, has made history as one of the tallest bodybuilders ever. Despite his friendly demeanour, Giant is determined to showcase his power and strength, leaving no room for mercy during the games.
Fire, portrayed by Montell Douglas, blazes into the Gladiator’s stadium like a flash. With an impressive sporting career as a Team GB sprinter and Olympic bobsledder, Montell holds records and accolades that exemplify her ferociousness. She is known for her unmatched speed and unpredictability, making her a force to be reckoned with.
Legend, a former international athlete and powerlifter, embodies his name in every aspect. Matt Morsia’s relentless training regimen and charismatic performance style have earned him a substantial following as a fitness influencer and professional YouTuber. Armed with his power and showmanship, Legend promises to leave contenders in awe and admiration.
These three formidable Gladiators join previously announced Fury and Steel in the eagerly anticipated 11-part series produced by Hungry Bear Media and MGM Alternative UK. The games will put both classic challenges and new thrilling games to the test, leading up to the fan-favourite event, The Eliminator.
Additional information about Gladiators, including broadcast details, will be announced in the near future. The show, commissioned by Kate Phillips, Director of Unscripted, is a joint production between Hungry Bear and MGM Alternative UK. Executive Producers Dan Baldwin and Lou Brown represent Hungry Bear, while Dom Bird represents MGM Alternative UK. Kalpna Patel-Knight, the Head of Entertainment Commissioning for the BBC, and Clodagh O’Donoghue, the Commissioning Editor for the BBC, oversee the project.
Gladiators, originally created by Johnny C. Ferraro and Dan Carr and developed by Johnny C. Ferraro, offers audiences an opportunity to witness the power and excitement of the new generation of Gladiators. For those eager to experience the thrill firsthand, free tickets can be obtained by applying on the official website (terms and conditions apply).