Ulrika Jonsson speaks out on Gladiators rumours and says contestants 'jumped from bed to bed'
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Ulrika Jonsson has claimed that the stars of popular 90s TV show Gladiators were ‘jumping from bed to bed’ whilst the show was being filmed. Here's a clip to remind you of the joys of the '90s TV programme:
Imagine that - Jet, Cobra, Hunter, the Wolf Man, Referee John Anderson all getting steamy when the cameras stopped rolling.
OK, maybe that’s not exactly how it went down, but we can dream, right?
She said: “In the first year, there was loads of jumping from bed to bed,
“One female gladiator said: 'You were f***ing five people!'
“People were coming and going in your room last night', and she replied: 'No, only four'.”
Jonsson told the Geordie Shore star: "The hotel room had to stop them using fake tan as it ruined the sheets.”
Well, it would.
Without going too far into it, that stuff is a nightmare to shift.
Anyway, Ulrika presented the show alongside ex-footballer John Fashanu after it started off in 1992.
In case you’re under the age to remember it, the show saw a number of contestants take on a series of challenges against the show’s Gladiators, who were all paragons of fitness and health.
Except for Wolf, who was just a ballbag.
Hell, he was a loveable ballbag though.
In the end, the show’s contestants would have to face off against each other in a final showdown involving travelators and other obstacles, aiming to claim their own spot in the grand final.
In short, it was the peak of Saturday night telly.
The Gladiators themselves became so famous at one stage that they even needed their own security when they travelled around.
Ulrika said: "The Gladiators themselves had to have bodyguards, it was really bizarre - they just became so popular.
“They had so many fans.”
Fair play to her, Ulrika managed to keep her counsel about whether she was involved in any of the off-screen sexual shenanigans.
However, she did explain what went down with her relationship with ex-Gladiator Hunter in 1996 when the pair were both employed on the ITV show.
Jonsson has nothing but good things to say about the lad, telling Pattison: "Obviously I dated Hunter for about a year and a half and away from the show he was amazing and the sweetest, sweetest man,
"He was only 22 when I think when I got together with him. Poor boy."
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