13/08/2015 13:16 BST | Updated 13/08/2015 13:59 BST

'Gladiators' Stage Reunion For ITV's 'The Saturday Night Story', And Here's What They Look Like Now (PICS)

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).

The 'Gladiators' as you might remember them

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”.

And here's what they look like now

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.

It will also feature contributions from ‘Family Fortunes’ presenter Vernon Kay, ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge Alesha Dixon and the latter-day kings of Saturday night telly, Ant and Dec.

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.

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