GLADIATORS, READY! Nearly 30 years on from the first episode, everyone's favourite Gladiator Jet (aka Diane Youdale) and journalist David Blackmore are turning back the clock to celebrate the glory days of the best Saturday night family show on British TV in the 1990s. Joined by special guests, they will be learning about the stories and characters who made Gladiators what it was, and their lives before, during and after the show.
The One With Panther
It might surprise you to learn that Helen O’Reilly - aka Panther - hated sports at school! But once she found the sport she loved in bodybuilding there was no stopping her - and after claiming a Miss Universe title, Helen was snapped up to become an original Gladiator. She joins David and Di this week to share her journey about her time before, during and after Gladiators.
The One With The Commentator
The commentary of your favourite show might have sounded live - but was it? John Sachs reveals the tricks of the trade to bring the sound of the Gladiators straight to your TV every Saturday night and tells Dave and guest presenter Vogue about his years behind the mic. It was more complicated than you might think! Oh, and Wolf was a pussycat.
The One With The Gladiator That Never Was
It wouldn’t be a shock if you don’t recall our guest for this week's GladPod. Metin Hussein was set to join Gladiators as Shark but a stomach ulcer saw his career end before it even started (despite featuring in promotional videos!)
The One With The First Champion
This week Jet and Dave are talking to the first ever male contender champion - Weininger Irwin
The One With Phoenix
On GladPod this week, Jet and Dave speak to Phoenix (Sandy Young) about her short time on Gladiators, why she is now breaking her silence on her departure and her life after the show.
The One With Cobra
This week, Jet and David are joined by Cobra (aka Mick Wilson) to hear his journey of becoming a Gladiator and his time on the hit show and why he now feels like he’s only ‘half a Gladiator’
An Amazing Show!
I grew up watching the American Gladiators and just recently did I find the UK Gladiators on YouTube and I’ve been watching every single episode. The show and the Gladiators were much more grand than ours even though we were the ones that started it all. This is an amazing show especially listening along as a first time viewer. Plus...Jet....need I say more! Looking forward to more.