How to watch 'Gladiators' U.K. — stream the quarter finals online

A Gladiator and contender battle it out in BBC One's Gladiators
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Do you feel the power of the Gladiators? Do you have the will... and the skill? The staple of Saturday night television has made a massive comeback for 2024, with a crop of quarter finalist contenders hoping that they have the the speed, the strength and heart to be a winner. Traveling outside the U.K.? You can watch "Gladiators" for FREE online and from anywhere with a VPN.

'Gladiators' streaming details

"Gladiators" airs weekly episodes at 5:50 p.m. GMT / 12:50 p.m. ET / 9:50 a.m. PT on Saturdays.
• FREE — BBC iPlayer (U.K.)
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For anybody not old enough to remember the hugely popular original series from the 90s, "Gladiators" is a big, brash — and not a little camp — gameshow in which members of the public try to defeat each other and the mighty Gladiators in a series of challenges to test their skill, dexterity and power.

There are 16 new Gladiators standing in the way of the the contenders' glory; from Olympic athletes like Fire (Montell Douglas) and Phantom (Toby Olubi), to intimidating body builders such as Diamond (Livi Sheldon) and Legend (Matt Morsia). Even Mark Clattenburg, the main referee, has athletic clout, having refereed in F.A. Cup and Champions League soccer matches.

We're now on to the quarter finals meaning things only get tougher for our contenders from here on out, with everyone now knowing what to expect from the events, from classics Hang Tough, The Wall, Powerball and Duel to new games; Collision, The Edge and The Ring.

Bradley Walsh is on hosting duties with his son Barney (sorry if you were hoping for Fash and Ulrika!) as we build toward the final episode scheduled to take place from the Utilita Arena in Sheffield, U.K. on Saturday, Mar. 23 where a male and female champion will be crowned.

Viewers... ready!? Here's everything you need to watch "Gladiators" online and stream episodes no matter where in the world you are.

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Watch 'Gladiators' online FREE in the U.K.

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"Gladiators" made its much-anticipated return in January, with episodes usually going out at 5:50 p.m. GMT on BBC One every week, although timings can vary during the Six Nations

All episodes will also be available to stream live and on demand on the BBC iPlayer streaming service. The BBC iPlayer is totally FREE to view — provided you have a TV licence of course.

BBC iPlayer is available on pretty much any streaming device you can think of, including web browsers and through its smartphone app.

If you're outside of the UK when it's on, you can try using a VPN to get around the geo-restrictions that will prevent iPlayer from working. Scroll down for more information and instructions.

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How to watch 'Gladiators' U.K. from anywhere in the world

What if you're usually based in the U.K. but are overseas right now? Perhaps, you're on holiday and want a little taste of home. Unfortunately, the BBC iPlayer is ordinarily unable to access from abroad.

But don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. We'll show you how to do that below. Our favorite VPN service right now is ExpressVPN, but you'll find others in our best VPN services list.


Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 100+ countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.S. and want to view BBC iPlayer, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to BBC iPlayer and watch "Gladiators" streams as if you were in the U.K..

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Can I watch 'Gladiators' in the U.S.?

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"American Gladiators" was the original version of the hit show, inspiring copycats around the world (including the U.K.).

Unfortunately, however, the new version of "Gladiators" U.K. doesn't have a broadcaster in the U.S..

If you're a Brit in the U.S., you can watch "Gladiators" online on the BBC iPlayer by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Can I watch 'Gladiators' in Canada?

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Much like south of the border, nobody has yet picked up the rights to show "Gladiators" U.K. in Canada.

So if you're from the U.K. and are across the Atlantic, you can still watch by using a VPN and streaming on the BBC iPlayer — explained above.

Can I watch 'Gladiators' U.K. in Australia?

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"Gladiators" Australia is getting its own revamp in 2024 (now airing). As such, it doesn't look as though "Gladiators" U.K. will be shown Down Under.

A Brit in Oz? Don't worry — you can watch via a VPN instead. Our favorite VPN service right now is ExpressVPN, but you'll find others in our best VPN services list.

'Gladiators' trailer

2024 Gladiators


Swipe to scroll horizontally
Gladiator nameReal nameBackground
ApolloAlex GrayRugby player, NFL
Bionic Matty CampbellBodybuilder
Giant Jamie Christian JohalBodybuilder
LegendMatt MorsiaBodybuilder, powerlifter
Nitro Harry Aikines-AryeeteySprinter
Phantom Toby OlubiBobsledder
Steel Zack GeorgeCrossFit
ViperQuang LuongBodybuilder, actor


Swipe to scroll horizontally
Gladiator nameReal nameBackground
AthenaKarenjeet Kaur BainsPowerlifter
Comet Ella-Mae RaynerGymnast, diver
Diamond Livi SheldonBodybuilder
DynamiteEmily SteelCrossFit, swimming
Electro Jade PackerBodybuilder
Fire Montell DouglasSprinter, bobsledder
Fury Jodie OunsleyRugby player
SabreSheli McCoyWeightlifter, CrossFit

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