Gladiators star Hunter has revealed the intense training regime that made him one of the star performers on the hugely popular 90s Saturday night prime time show. Speaking on the GladPod podcast, Gladiator Hunter, or James Crossley as he is known to friends and family, gave details of how detailed his workout was to make him one of the show’s most fierce competitors.
'MY GLADIATORS CAREER WAS ALMOST OVER AS IT JUST GOT STARTED': HUNTER REVEALS HOW SHOW BOSS LEFT HIM IN TEARS AFTER FAILING TO IMPRESS
Gladiators star Hunter has revealed his career on the hit prime-time Saturday night entertainment show was almost over before it began, as the show’s top brass wanted to get rid of him. Talking to the new GladPod podcast, the man known to millions as Gladiator Hunter, and to slightly smaller numbers as James Crossley, said the brush with failure motivated him to become one of the show’s star athletes.
Gladiators favourite Hunter has revealed he was completely floored by a Mandy Dingle punch between takes on the set of Emmerdale. Speaking on the GladPod - a podcast celebrating the hit 1990s TV show Gladiators, hosted by former Gladiator Jet, aka Diane Youdale, and journalist David Blackmore – Hunter, aka James Crossley, revealed his appearance in the popular Yorkshire-based soap opera came to a soggy end after finding himself on the end of actress Lisa Reilly's fist.
In a time before Cowell, Ant and Dec, ITV’s Saturday night prime time schedule had a big three all of its own. Baywatch. Blind Date, and at the top of the shop, was Gladiators. From its first broadcast in October 1992 to its finale 147 episodes later on January 1 2000, the show which pitted members of the public against the Gladiators became as much an emblem of the era as Britpop, New Labour and the Spice Girls, pulling 14 million viewers at its peak.
Gladiators favourite Jet has spoken about how uncomfortable she felt with fame when she became the most famous face and name associated with one of the biggest entertainment shows of the 1990s.
Gladiators favourite Jet says she would love to be back on the nation’s television screens competing at the age of 50 – but waltzing round the floor rather than hanging from the ceiling. Speaking on the newly-launched GladPod, a podcast celebrating the hit TV show Gladiators, Jet - aka Diane Youdale - said she would love a return to primetime Saturday night television.
Gladiators favourite Jet says she’s not sure if Alan Partridge is still a big fan. But, speaking on the newly-launched GladPod, a podcast celebrating the hit TV show Gladiators, Jet - aka Diane Youdale - said she would be more than ready to have a date night with Norwich’s most famous local broadcaster
Gladiators favourite Jet knew exactly the moment to walk away from one of the biggest television shows of the 1990s – because she was still able to walk. Jet - aka Diane Youdale - was arguably the biggest name and face of the entertainment show that ran from 1992 to 2000, but bowed out in 1996 after a serious neck injury sustained during a live show.
Gladiators favourite Jet has said the smash hit show could be relaunched to mark its 30th anniversary. Jet - aka Diane Youdale - was arguably the biggest name and face of the entertainment show that ran from 1992 to 2000, and speaking on the GladPod, a podcast celebrating the hit TV show Gladiators, she said that she believes a relaunch is on the cards
Gladiators favourite Jet is looking forward to discovering the stories of some of the biggest stars of one of the defining television programmes of the 1990s through newly-launched GladPod, a podcast celebrating the hit TV show Gladiators.
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