"Fury" - Ex-England rugby player named as first Gladiators for new series - Ruck

“Fury” – Ex-England rugby player named as first Gladiators for new series

The iconic sports entertainment show, Gladiators, is set to return to TV screens this year with an 11-episode series hosted by Bradley Walsh and his son, Barney.

The show, which was originally broadcast from 1992 to 2000, will feature a new line-up of gladiators, including Jodie Ounsley as Fury and Zack George as Steel.

Fury, a former England Women’s rugby sevens player, was given her name due to her power and passion for competition. Her father was a contender on the original show in 2008, and she has been training to outdo him ever since, according to the BBC.

Fury currently plays professional rugby for the Exeter Chiefs and has an impressive track record, including being the British champion at Brazilian jiu-jitsu and winning the World Coal Carrying championship five times. She was also named Deaf Sports Personality of The Year in 2020.

Zack George, who won the title of the UK’s Fittest Man in 2020, will go under the name Steel. The pair are the first “superhumans” set to pick up their pugil sticks and compete in the gameshow coming to BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Speaking about her role, Fury said: “Watching Gladiators growing up I was always in awe of their strength and power, and now I am one. I hope contenders are ready to feel the Fury.”

The revival of Gladiators is highly anticipated, with many fans excited to see the new gladiators in action. The show has always been known for its high-energy challenges and impressive displays of strength, and the new series promises to deliver on this front.

Host Bradley Walsh expressed his excitement about the show’s return, saying: “What’s wonderful about Gladiators is it’s a show the whole family can enjoy. It’s action-packed, it’s exciting, it’s fun, it’s competitive. I can’t wait to get started.”

The new series of Gladiators will be available on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, and promises to be a must-watch for anyone who loves thrilling sports entertainment

Fans rank the 5 most overrated rugby players of the professional era

#5. George North (Wales)

One fan wrote: “He had a few good years between 2011-2013 and then he has died down. Hasn’t looked good as the commentary teams make him out to be.”

Another commented: “George bloody North!”

A third said: “I think it’s important to separate the player he was back in 2013, with the player he became once injury and loss of form hit. Definitely overrated though, but I think that’s the media’s fault.”

George North of Wales goes over for a try during the summer international match between Wales and England at Principality Stadium on Saturday 17 Aug 2019 in Cardiff, Wales. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK