The BBC is looking for Mancs to take part in the next series of Gladiators

Reckon you've got what it takes?

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 8th April 2024

The BBC is currently casting for the next series of Gladiators, and producers are looking for Mancs to take part.

The gladiators are ready for a new series… but are the contenders?

That’s right – arguably what is the most exciting and energetic sports entertainment game show of all time is coming back for a second series following its long-awaited reboot earlir this year, and that means that the BBC is, inevitably, looking for some brave new contestants to take part.

Greater Manchester residents are among those producers are calling on to consider sticking an application in.

Unfamiliar with the premise of Gladiators? The massively-popular series – which is based on an American show of the same name – sees four contestants compete in a number of physical challenges against the ‘Gladiators’, all with the aim of securing as many points as possible for the final event, which is known as ‘The Eliminator’.


Contestants battle against each other to win a place in the grand final, and ultimately be crowned the champion for the series.

Given the huge success of the show’s first ever reboot series, which aired earlier this year and saw millions tune in over the course of its 11-week run, Gladiators has been renewed for a second series, and a UK-wide casting call has now been put out.


Putting out a UK-wide casting call on the BBC website this week, producers Hungry Bear Media wrote: “Gladiators is back for a second series,” producers Hungry Bear Media wrote on the BBC website.

“We are on the look out for the bravest members of the British public who have the speed and skill to take on our superhuman Gladiators, so if you believe you have what it takes, then apply.”

Reckon that’s you then?


With filming set to start soon, applications are now open for the new series of Gladiators, and all you need to do to be in with a chance of being selected as a contestant is being over 18 years old, and fill out an application form.

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You can apply on the BBC website here, before applications close on 13 June 2024.

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