Nostalgia fans will be pleased to see that the cast of Saturday night staple ‘Gladiators' have reunited for a brand new TV special.
For those who don’t remember the golden days of ‘Gladiators’, the long-running ITV featured teams of contestants battling it out, against a team of the so-called ‘Gladiators’ (a load of buff, coiffed and spandex-clad people who were adept at important tasks like running along a travelator, swinging off a rope and knocking people off a beam).
Some of our old faves from the show, including Wolf, Hunter and Jet, have now staged a reunion, and the years have been kind to them, by the looks of things.
They were joined by presenter Ulrika Jonsson and fan-favourite, referee John Anderson, famed for his chat about being “ready” and going on his “first h-whistle”.
Ulrika said: “For me this is really, really nostalgic because ‘Gladiators’ was a huge part of my life.
“I haven't been back here since... I guess it must have been 1999, so it feels very strange.”
The reunion - held at the Birmingham arena where many an episode of ‘Gladiators’ was filmed - was in aid of ‘The Saturday Night Story’, a new special, fronted by Stephen Mulhern, looking back on some of the best shows to grace Saturday night telly over the year.
A reboot of ‘Gladiators’ previously aired on Sky1 - featuring none other than David McIntosh, as his alter-ego, Tornado - but it didn’t last long before the channel pulled the plug.
'The Saturday Night Story' airs on Saturday, 15 August on ITV.