Sky has confirmed its lineup of new Gladiators for when the revived series returns for a second season in January on Sky One.
GLADIATORS is back and it’s bigger, badder and better than before. Sky1 announces that six new modern day heroes are to join an elite group of athletes – the Gladiators. And if that wasn’t enough to put fear into the hearts of the contenders, the news that the legend Wolf is back as the Gladiators’ manager – think Alex Ferguson, but with more bite – should have them quaking in their lycra
The new breed of Gladiators entering the arena for the first time are:
AMAZON – (Zoe Williams, 28, Burnley). Regal and Amazonian, natures’ powerful force runs through her veins. Statistics: Height 5ft 10”, weight 10 stone 6lbs, specialist event Powerball.
CYCLONE – (Donna Williams, 28, Bury St Edmunds) Fast and furious, Cyclone leaves destruction all around her. Statistics: Height 5ft 4”, weight 9 stone 3 lbs, specialist event Hang Tough.
DOOM – (Wayne Gordon, 38, London). Mere mortals beware, there’s a dark cloud that looms, judgment day is afoot and Doom is your worst nightmare. Statistics: Height 6ft 3”, weight 15 stone, specialist event Pursuit.
GOLIATH – (Barri Griffiths, 26 North Wales). A man-mountain with brute force. As frightening to look at as he is unstoppable. Contenders will always be in his shadow – because his shadow’s so big! Statistics: Height 6 ft 6”, weight 19 stone 9lbs, specialist event Earthquake.
SIREN – (Amy Guy, 25, Wrexham). The goddess of perilous seduction, expect no mercy. She will entice any contender into the waters and show how dangerous she can be. Statistics: Height 5ft 9”, weight 9 stone, specialist event hang tough.
WARRIOR – (Daniel Singh, 21, Durham) A savage beast who takes no prisoner. A Warrior in name and nature with a fearful battle cry. Statistics: Height 6ft 3”, weight 17 stone 8lbs, specialist event Hang Tough.
“I was blown away by the buzz I felt competing in the Gladiators arena again. It was like I’d never been away. The audience was phenomenal and clearly wanted more of the Wolfman. And now I’m back as manager, and I’m in charge!”. And in true Wolf style he warned; “The Wolfman is back! WATCH OUT!!” Wolf comments:
Following the success of series one, series two promises even more heart-pounding action with Ian Wright presiding and new presenter Caroline Flack getting right to the heart of the action making sure fans don’t miss a thing.Wolf will also face a new nemesis. John Coyle, one of Britain’s most respected boxing referees, takes over from original referee John Anderson.
“Our new Gladiators are an awesome sight to behold. Bigger, stronger, and even more unstoppable than before. We have found some brilliant characters and they will all be at the top of their game for fear of getting a rollicking from their new manager! I actually feel a bit sorry for our contenders this series!” Steve Jones, Commissioning Editor, Sky1, 2 and 3
With new events and a brand new eliminator, series two of GLADIATORS promises to be the most high octane entertainment event of the year.
Gladiators returns in January 2009 to Sky1 and Sky1 HD. www.sky.com/gladiators