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Wednesday 20 September 2023

Guy Mowbray to call the action on BBC One’s Gladiators

Prominent sports commentator Guy Mowbray, renowned for his distinct voice in top-tier football, will be narrating the exhilarating action on the much-anticipated Gladiators sports entertainment gameshow, soon to grace BBC One and iPlayer.

With a rich history of commentary for major events like the Africa Cup of Nations, European Championship, FA Cup, and Premier League, Guy held millions of viewers spellbound during the 2021 Euros final, where he vividly described Italy's triumph over England on live BBC Television. Additionally, his unique voice can be heard in the EA Sports FC 24 game.

Now, Guy is set to lend his commentary expertise to the show, offering a captivating account of the courageous contenders as they face formidable challenges and the mighty Gladiators.

Reflecting on his role, Guy Mowbray expressed, "Being the voice of this iconic show is a true delight. For many, it will evoke Saturday night memories, and I'm excited for a new generation to discover a revamped, even more formidable group of Gladiators. They are exceptional athletes, as are all the contenders who boldly challenge them. What excites me the most is that the format remains true to its roots, only enhanced!"

Dan Baldwin added, "We're thrilled to welcome the legendary voice of Guy Mowbray to the team. Guy brings a unique style to his commentary, unmatched in his field. His narrative will undoubtedly add an electrifying dimension to Gladiators."

Gladiators, spanning 11 episodes of 60 minutes each, is a production by Hungry Bear and MGM Alternative UK for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The show was commissioned by Kate Phillips, Director of Unscripted, with Dan Baldwin and Lou Brown serving as Executive Producers for Hungry Bear, and Dom Bird for MGM Alternative UK. Overseeing entertainment commissioning for the BBC is Kalpna Patel-Knight, with Clodagh O'Donoghue as the Commissioning Editor for the BBC.

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