‘They’re a bit too revealing for today!’ Gladiators bosses will DITCH the show’s skimpy female outfits in favour of kit that ‘highlights their physiques’ ahead of the iconic show’s return
The skimpy female outfits from the original series of Gladiators have been ditched for the reboot.
The racy crop top and pants worn by the stars in the 1992 game show have been replaced by an athlete’s leotard instead.
A TV insider told The Sun: ‘These flimsy costumes were deemed acceptable when the show started but they’re probably a bit too revealing today.
‘The new ones won’t be too stuffy as they’ll highlight the female stars’ incredible physiques.’
Previously Suzanne Cox, who was known as Vogue in the ITV series, revealed she had to use bum glue to stop her outfit moving out of place.
OG’s: The skimpy female outfits from the original series of Gladiators have been ditched for the reboot (Diane Youdale, Kate Staples and Helen O’Reilly pictured in 1992)
Times have changed: The racy crop top and pants worn by the stars in the 1992 game show have been replaced by an athlete’s leotard or leggings and a sports bra instead (pictured new contestant)
She said: ‘I remember Cobra (Michael Wilson) joking to us: “When I die I want to come back as a bum stick”‘.
Earlier this month, two new Gladiators joined the line-up ahead of the show’s hotly anticipated return to BBC and iPlayer later this year.
Nitro and Diamond were unveiled on BBC Breakfast as the latest faces to join the cast and revealed they are ready to face the challenge of champions.
The duo will duel and compete in one of the most iconic and exciting sports entertainment gameshows alongside a slew of other superfit contestants.
Nitro, real name Harry Aikines Aryeetey, boasts a host of professional sporting achievements, including acting as a Commonwealth sprinter, while Diamond, real name Livi Sheldon, proudly boasts of a career in bodybuilding.
So let’s meet the new Gladiators…
Nitro is a team GB sprinter called Harry Aikines Aryeetey. Commonwealth and World gold medallist sprinter, Harry’s lightning fast speed and ‘ball of energy’ personality earned him the name Nitro.
The athlete has competed at the highest level in the UK since his youth. After becoming the first athlete to win gold medals at both 100 and 200 metres at the World Youth Championships, he won 2005 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year age 17.
A TV insider told The Sun: ‘These flimsy costumes were deemed acceptable when the show started but they’re probably a bit too revealing today. The new ones won’t be too stuffy as they’ll highlight the female stars’ incredible physiques’ (The original Gladiators in 1994)
Exciting: The iconic show, which originally aired on ITV from 1992 to 2000, is making an epic return to screens after 23 years, with the new series being shown on BBC
Nitro! Earlier this month, two new Gladiators joined the line-up ahead of its return later this year, including Nitro, a team GB sprinter called Harry Aikines Aryeetey (pictured)
Harry has gone on to win gold 4 x in the men’s 100m European Championships and at the Commonwealth Games.
His long list of achievements include: 2 x Olympian, 3 x European Champion, 2x Commonwealth Champion, 1x Commonwealth Silver Medallist, 1x European Bronze Medallist, 1x World Bronze Medallist, 1x British Champion, 2x World Youth Champion, 1x World Junior Champion.
With his incredible speed and agility, the Contenders will have their work cut out, getting past social media-star Nitro, who boasts 253,000 Instagram followers.
The fitness fanatic – who shares a two-year old daughter named Aubreé-Isla with his partner – regularly posts insights into his grueling training routine.
On taking part in the show, Nitro said: ‘Becoming a Gladiator is another great achievement!
‘A childhood dream come true! You never know what is coming in life, each day is there to be enjoyed and savouring all opportunities is a must!
‘It literally gives me energy and strength! I can’t wait to be in the arena and bring Nitro to Gladiators!’
Dazzling her way into the Gladiators stadium is Livi Sheldon. She is a 6ft bodybuilder, with her striking looks and indestructible natural earning her the name, Diamond.
Diamond! Dazzling her way into the Gladiators stadium is Livi Sheldon, a 6ft bodybuilder. With her striking looks and indestructible natural earning her the name, Diamond
Hot stuff: Commonwealth and World gold medallist sprinter, Harry’s lightning fast speed and ‘ball of energy’ personality earned him the name Nitro
After graduating with a degree in Sports Science, Livi took up bodybuilding, becoming a British Finalist ‘England Toned Figure’.
Her passion for sports began at age 6, when she played football for a boys football team. She eventually moved over to a girls’ team, where she became captain for many years, and went on to play for Worcester City Ladies team.
However, don’t be deceived by Diamond’s bright beauty, she is unbreakable and super strong.
On joining Gladiators, Livi said: – ‘When I was growing up I used to get picked on for being taller than everyone else.
‘Now I get to show everyone that being unique is your superpower. I can’t wait to get into the arena and take on the contenders as Diamond’
Livi – who regularly shares fitness tips on social media – is in a relationship with men’s lifestyle coach Grant Gibbs.
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