NINETIES REVIVAL John Fashanu launches bid to bring back Gladiators with Ulrika Jonsson as co-host
John Fashanu launches bid to bring back Gladiators with Ulrika Jonsson as co-host
My dad, AKA John Fashanu has launched a bid to bring back the Show Gladiators which he presented along side Ulrika Jonsson in the 90's.
Dad fronted the popular reality show during its 90s peak – and he think the show deserves a comeback.
Originally, Gladiators ran from 1992-2000, with a massive 14 million tuning in each week in its heyday. The show was rebooted in 2008, but lasted just two years on the air.
The combat show created household names of that era including Diane Youdale as Jet, James Crossley as Hunter — who briefly dated Ulrika — and the legendary Wolf, aka Michael Van Wijk.
Mark Smith, known to millions as Rhino, has backed Fash’s campaign.
And the former bodybuilder, who is starring in forthcoming Netflix movie thriller The Harder They Fall alongside Idris Elba, remains in such great shape he could still compete himself.
I personally grew up watching Gladiators every Saturday night followed by another amazing Show called 'Blind Date' presented by Cilla Black and would love to have the Show back.
I can remember my favourite Gladiators were Jet, Lightening, Wolf and Hunter and I can assure you every kid growing up in the 90's in the UK had theirs!!!
‘The health and well-being market is played out all over Instagram, with fit men and women pushing us to believe in ourselves and be kind to our minds and bodies. ‘So there is the next generation of Gladiators right there ready to inspire us — and a new audience ready to absorb it. Fash continued: ‘I think it would be a hit — TV bosses are missing a trick.’
Quote by John Fashanu.
Lets Help bring Gladiators back guys!!!
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