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Sheffield will host the return of Gladiators


The reboot of Gladiators will be filmed at Utilita Arena Sheffield when it returns next year.

The entertainment show, once a staple of Saturday nights on ITV, has moved home to the BBC.

The 11-part series will be made by Hungry Bear Media and MGM Television UK.

“MGM UK is incredibly excited to deliver a huge show with the scale, energy and drama that Saturday nights on BBC One are made for. It’s going to be an epic series, pushing our next-level Gladiators and contestants to the very limits of their physical abilities,” said Dom Bird, SVP MGM International Unscripted Television.

The new series will include brand new games alongside classic challenges, culminating at the end of each episode with The Eliminator.

“Gladiators is back and a whole new generation of viewers can now look forward to watching a Saturday night spectacle like no other,” added Kate Phillips, Director of Unscripted at the BBC.

“Will the contenders have the will and the skill to succeed against our mighty new Gladiators? You’ll have to tune in to find out!”

Dan Baldwin, Managing Director Hungry Bear said:

“It’s the perfect time for Gladiators to return. What other show combines electric excitement, superheroes, giant sponge fingers, elite athletes, and a pinch of pantomime? Watch out for the new breed of superhuman, supersized, superstars bursting on to your screens on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.”

Filming will take place at the Utilita Arena Sheffield in 2023.

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