The entertainment show that took the nation by storm in the 90's is back and bigger, louder and more extreme than before! We get up close and personal with the new generation of Gladiators, as 32 Contenders take on TV's toughest challenges in the hop of being crowned series champions and each winning a £50,000 prize. They are joined by original referee John Anderson on the biggest studio set in the UK. From 20,000 applicants, 32 of the UK's finest athletes have been selected to face 12 all-new Gladiators. But do they have the speed, strength and heart to beat them? Join in the action as your favourite new Gladiators take us on a journey from their discovery to their Series 1 highs and lows, tantrums and triumphs!