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GladPod: The Gladiators Podcast

GladPod: The Gladiators Podcast

GLADIATORS, READY! Thirty years on from the first episode, everyone's favourite Gladiator Jet (aka Diane Youdale), journalist David Blackmore and producer Paul Noddings are turning back the clock to celebrate the glory days of the best Saturday night family show on British TV in the 1990s. Joined by special guests, they will be learning about the stories and characters who made Gladiators what it was, and their lives before, during and after the show.
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The One With Laser

GladPod: The Gladiators Podcast

The One With The Reboot Reports
With reports that the BBC is planning to bring Gladiators back to our screens after a 22-year hiatus since the original ITV series ended, fan favourite Jet, Dave and Producer Paul are back with a one-off episode with special guests.
August 14, 2022
The One With Wolf
Playing the bad guy was a winning formula for Wolf, AKA Michael Van Wijk - the best known baddie in the business who had a legion of fans and only wanted to be loved. He joins Di, Dave and Producer Paul for an unmissable GladPod
July 20, 2022
The One With Nigel Lythgoe
Gladiators were drug-tested more often than Olympic athletes and losing one of them cast a long Shadow over the whole team and broke Nigel Lythgoe’s heart, but would he like the show to make a comeback? Di, Dave, and Producer Paul are joined by God of Gladiators this week
July 06, 2022
The One With Siren
Di, Dave and Producer Paul are joined by Gladiator Siren, AKA Ali Paton
June 22, 2022
The One With Contender Kerryn
Contender Kerryn Chamberlin (née Sampey) became instantly recognisable after appearing on Gladiators and she tells Di, Dave, and Producer Paul how the show changed her life and why it should come back.
June 08, 2022
The One With Doom & Enigma
Wayne Gordon and Jenny Pacey will forever be know as Enigma and Doom to GladFans, and they join Di, Dave and Producer Paul to talk about the Sky revival series and how it changed their lives.from the Sky revival series
May 25, 2022
The One With Delta
This week Di, Dave, and Producer Paul are going Down Under and are joined by Aussie Gladiator favourite Delta, aka Karyn Lenehan (née Alley).
May 11, 2022
The One With Amazon
Olympian Sharron Davies MBE, AKA Amazon joins Di, Dave and Producer Paul for this week's GladPod and reveals all about her days as a teatime TV star feeling a little like a fish out of water in the arena.
April 27, 2022
The One With The Costume Designer
Costume designer Stephen Adnitt had a monster task in creating Lycra masterpieces for each Gladiator and he gives Di, Dave and Producer Paul us an insight into producing iconic logos for each character.
April 13, 2022
The One With Laser
Tina Andrew - aka Laser - was travelling the world with her husband when she applied to be a Contender on Gladiators. However, just two days before they were due to leave the UK, Tina was informed she was needed in Birmingham immediately for the filming of the sixth series. After arriving in the production office she soon realised she wasn't going to be a Contender, Tina was going to become the newest Gladiator... Laser! She joins Di, David and Producer Paul this week to share her journey about her time before, during and after Gladiators.
March 30, 2022
The One With Rhino
A firm fan favourite, Mark "Rhino" Smith joins Di, David and Producer Paul to share his journey about his time before, during and after Gladiators
March 17, 2022
Jet Revisited Part Two
Di, Dave and Producer Paul are back with the second part of Jet Revisited where Di shares more of her experiences as Gladiator Jet, tackles some fan questions, discusses the story behind her debut album 'No Covers' and also her life after leaving the iconic show.
March 03, 2022
Jet Revisited Part One
Di, Dave and Producer Paul are back with Series Two of The GladPod! Kicking off this hotly-anticipated series, Dave and Paul dive deeper into those early days of Jet to shed a bit more light on the life of Diane Youdale.
March 03, 2022
The One With Panther
It might surprise you to learn that Helen O’Reilly - aka Panther - hated sports at school! But once she found the sport she loved in bodybuilding there was no stopping her - and after claiming a Miss Universe title, Helen was snapped up to become an original Gladiator. She joins David and Di this week to share her journey about her time before, during and after Gladiators.
August 09, 2020
The One With The Commentator
The commentary of your favourite show might have sounded live - but was it? John Sachs reveals the tricks of the trade to bring the sound of the Gladiators straight to your TV every Saturday night and tells Dave and guest presenter Vogue about his years behind the mic. It was more complicated than you might think! Oh, and Wolf was a pussycat.
August 02, 2020
The One With The Gladiator That Never Was
It wouldn’t be a shock if you don’t recall our guest for this week's GladPod. Metin Hussein was set to join Gladiators as Shark but a stomach ulcer saw his career end before it even started (despite featuring in promotional videos!)
July 26, 2020
The One With The First Champion
This week Jet and Dave are talking to the first ever male contender champion - Weininger Irwin
July 19, 2020
The One With Phoenix
On GladPod this week, Jet and Dave speak to Phoenix (Sandy Young) about her short time on Gladiators, why she is now breaking her silence on her departure and her life after the show.
July 12, 2020
The One With Cobra
This week, Jet and David are joined by Cobra (aka Mick Wilson) to hear his journey of becoming a Gladiator and his time on the hit show and why he now feels like he’s only ‘half a Gladiator’
July 05, 2020
The One With Rebel
As a professional athlete, joining Gladiators had not initially been on Rebel’s long-term career plan. But in our sixth episode, Jennifer Stoute tells Jet and Dave how she was won over by none other than Amazon (aka Sharron Davis) and the decision was the best she made.
June 28, 2020
The One With The Superfan
Addicted to the show since the age of 10, Superfan Paul Noddings joins our fifth episode to tell Jet and Dave what kept him hooked on all things Gladiator and how his passion has shaped his life ever since he started a childhood obsession that has never really left him.
June 21, 2020
The One With Vogue
Vogue joined Gladiators in series four, and in our fourth episode Suzie Cox tells Di and Dave how her journey to small-screen stardom began, what she loved the most about her life as a Gladiator and what's happened since
June 14, 2020
The One With Hunter
James Crossely - better known as Hunter - joins Di and Dave this week to chat candidly about joining Gladiators, his time on the show and what followed the Saturday night adulation.
June 07, 2020
The One With Jet
Of all the 34 lycra-clad Gladiators to grace our screens in the 1990s, Jet – aka Diane Youdale - is most fondly remembered. Journalist David Blackmore begins his Gladiatorial journey of discovery by grilling his co-host on becoming a Gladiator and sex symbol, her time on the hit show and what she's done since.
May 31, 2020
The One Where We Start
Nearly 30 years on from the first episode of Gladiators, Jet (aka Diane Youdale) and journalist David Blackmore start their journey of discovery to relive the glory days of the biggest Saturday night family show in the 90s.
May 24, 2020