Gladiators: Fans ‘obsessed’ as Leeds man appears on first episode of BBC's reboot of classic 1990s TV show
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One of the two male contenders, Myles Harris, was from Bramley and told the YEP ahead of its broadcast that appearing was a “dream come true”.
Myles took on the imposing selection of new Gladiators in a selection of challenges before going up against his fellow contender Finley in the “iconic” Eliminator.
Sadly Myles came second of the two but he told the YEP how much he enjoyed the experience, saying: “It was rough but it had to be done. You don’t often get these chances in life.”
The show, which was filmed at Sheffield Arena and hosted by father-son duo Bradley and Barney Walsh, was loved by those who tuned in and took to X, formerly Twitter, to voice their enjoyment.
One user said it was the “best TV in a long time” while another said it was “bringing back what Saturday night TV is all about!”
Another said it was “unhinged genius” while one person said they were “loving it”, adding: “It’s so so close to the original - Bradley & Barney are doing a brilliant job, loving all the Gladiators, the challenges. Obsessed.”
One person wrote: “Fun, pantomime, athletic competition, and fit people in spandex. What's not to love?”