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Genre Sports/Game Show
Directed by Renny Harlin
Presented by Juha-Pekka Jalo (1993-94)
Narrated by Katariina Ebeling (1993)
Minna Aaltonen (1994)
Country of origin  Finland
Original language(s) Finnish
No. of seasons 3
Producer(s) Markus Selin
Harlin & Selin Productions
MGM Television (2017)
Location(s) Kerava, Finland
Running time 45 minutes
Original network MTV3
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 1993

Gladiaattorit was a Finnish competition television program part of the international Gladiators franchise. The show ran 1993-1994, 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 April 6, 2017, it was announced that the show, owned by MGM Television, will return to the airwaves in Finland for a revival.[1]


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