|Genre||Sports, game show|
|Directed by||Renny Harlin|
|Presented by||Juha-Pekka Jalo (1993–94)
Heikki Paasonen (2017)
|Narrated by||Katariina Ebeling (1993)
Minna Aaltonen (1994)
|Country of origin||Finland|
|No. of seasons||3|
Harlin & Selin Productions
MGM Television (2017)
|Location(s)||Kerava, Finland (1993–94)
Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre (2017)
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original network||MTV3 (1993–94)
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||1993 – 1994, 2017|
Gladiaattorit is a Finnish competition television program part of the international Gladiators franchise. The show originally ran for three seasons from 1993 to 1994; it was directed by Hollywood director Renny Harlin, produced by Markus Selin, and filmed at Planet FunFun. It was hosted by Juha-Pekka Jalo alongside Katariina Ebeling in 1993 and Minna Aaltonen in 1994.
It was rerun on the original MTV3 channel in 2002.
Persons becoming famous from the show included Tony Halme (Viikinki—Gladiator Viking) who would become a member of the parliament and Virpi Butt (Timantti—Gladiator Diamond) who committed a murder in 2003.
Competitors Pirjo Litilia, Riikka Hartikainen, Jarmo Jousisto, and Tommi Vuoristo would later compete on International Gladiators 1. Gladiators Flash (Salama—Marjo Krishi) and Terminator (Terminaattori — Mikko Tukonen) would also appear on IG1.
On 6 April 2017, it was announced that the show, owned by MGM Television, will return to the airwaves in Finland for a revival on Nelonen. The new series will be hosted by Heikki Paasonen and recorded at Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre.
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