GLADIATORS is coming back – 22 years after the show was dramatically axed.
But while the pugil sticks, lycra and dramatic music are all set to return, the original stars are unlikely to given their age.
Now in their 50s, 60s, many of the cast have lived lives every bit as dramatic as the action that plays out on TV.
Here, we take a look at what the original Gladitors are doing now…
Shadow was once one of Gladiators' brightest stars – but now he's a convicted criminal.
He was axed from the show in 1995 after testing positive for steroids, and he battled substance abuse issues in the years after.
Cops released a shocking mugshot of the former bodybuilder, real name Jefferson King, after the 59-year-old admitted taking part in a drug-fuelled blackmail plot.
He demanded £1,000 from a mum for the safe return of her son who was allegedly being held hostage by a gang.
King was jailed for six years and three months in 2021 for his role in the plot.
Glamorous Diane Youdale was beloved by fans around the country as Jet.
Now 52, she recently hinted at a troubled love life which left her needing to “decompress”.
But speaking on the Celebrity Catch Up podcast, she added how she is now ready to find love again.
She said: “I’ve been single for some time. But I thought this year I may start dating because I’ve thought, ‘I’m not going to be alone for ever’.”
Diane, famed for her hair-flicking and cartwheels, left in 1996, aged 26, after fracturing her neck in a fall.
She is now a pilates instructor and runs her own counselling business.
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Buff Kim Betts has won bodybuilding Miss Universe and has 10,500 Instagram followers.
The former gymnast has spent 16 years in property development and running her beauty parlour and fishery.
Kim, 50, lives on a farm with her hubby and two kids.
Sharron Davies was probably the most famous of the Gladiators. Before joining the team she was a Team GB Olympic swimmer.
The mum of three, now 59, took a break from swimming aged 18 and built up a career as a TV presenter.
She was also on Dancing On Ice on ITV in 2010.
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