How Gladiators star Warrior went from TV star to jailbird
It was a Saturday night phenomenon filmed right here in Birmingham.
Thousands of British television viewers tuned in every single week to see the ITV classic Gladiators, which was made at the National Indoor Arena from 1992 to 2000.
It may have come to an end 16 years ago, but interest in Gladiators remains rife.
The show - presented by Ulrika Jonsson and referee John Anderson - was a staple part of weekend television and has a legion of fans.
In the 1990s, Mike Ahearne's was one of the most recognisable faces (and torsos) in the UK as he appeared as Warrior in the hit Saturday night show.... read more
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