Gladiators will return to its usual start time on BBC One and iPlayer today (Saturday, February 17) as a new batch of contenders get set to take on the sports entertainment gameshow.

The show returned to TV screens across the UK for the first time in nearly 24 years on January 13 with a new batch on Gladiators ready to compete in a series of new and classic challenges and games against a brave set of contenders in the ultimate test of strength and speed.

Father and son duo Bradley (The Chase) and Barney Walsh have taken on presenting duties on the new series of Gladiators which was filmed at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield.

The original series of Gladiators aired on ITV between 1992 and 2000 and hasn't been seen until the BBC reboot.

Who are the new Gladiators?

There are 16 new Gladiators on the BBC reboot that contenders must deal with.

The new Gladiators are:

  • Apollo (Alex Gray)
  • Athena (Karenjeet Kaur Bains)
  • Bionic (Matty Campbell)
  • Comet (Ella-Mae Rayner)
  • Diamond (Livi Sheldon)
  • Dynamite (Emily Steel)
  • Electro (Jade Packer)
  • Fire (Montell Douglas)
  • Fury (Jodie Ounsley)
  • Giant (Jamie Christian Johal)
  • Legend (Matt Morsia)
  • Nitro (Harry Aikines-Aryeetey)
  • Phantom (Toby Olubi)
  • Sabre (Sheli McCo)
  • Steel (Zack George)
  • Viper (Quang Luong)

The three new referees for the series are Sonia Mkoloma, Lee Phillips and ex-Premier League Football referee Mark Clattenburg.

While voiceover commentary on the show is done by Guy Mowbray, who the BBC describes as "one of the most recognisable voices in top flight football".

What time is Gladiators on today?

Four new contenders will face the Gladiators again in today's show across a series of events including Duel, The Edge and the Gauntlet.

The contenders will then go head-to-head on the infamous Travelator in the Eliminator in attempt to earn a spot in the quarter-finals.


The start time for the popular game show has changed in recent weeks due to the 2024 Guinness Six Nations.

But due to there being no Six Nations fixtures scheduled for this week, Gladiators will return to its usual start time of 5.50pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. 

You can watch Gladiators on BBC One and BBC iPlayer today (Saturday, February 17) at 5.50pm with the show scheduled to run until 6.50pm.