A new season of Gladiators kicks off this January, with a new hosting team including Bradley and Barney Walsh.


As well as this, there's a brand new line-up of Gladiators, including Viper.

If you thought Wolf was a baddie back in the days – well, Viper is here to give the original Glad a run for his money!

He joins the show, alongside Phantom, Comet, Fury, Giant, Legend and more.

So, who is Viper?

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Who is Viper?

Gladiators star Viper (Quang Luong) posing while at the gym.
Viper (Quang Luong) BBC

Name: Quang Luong

From: Surrey

Height: 6ft

Bicep: 42cm

Key skill: Storming off

Fact: Viper can bench press a massive 150kg – the same weight as an adult Panda!

Instagram: @viperthegladiator

For the past 15 years, Viper, real name Quang Long, has dedicated his life to fitness and has perfected the art of bodybuilding.

As well as bodybuilding, he boxes daily and works as a fitness model. Viper has appeared in several films, including as a soldier on James Bond.

Viper is a man of few words, with his precision, silence and fast reaction earning him the name Viper.

Did you watch the original Gladiators TV show? Were you a fan of any particular original Gladiators?

I liked Wolf. He was the baddie, and now I'm the baddie.

Tell us about your character Viper – how would you describe them and what can audiences expect?

Viper is mean, moody, sneaky and powerful.

Gladiators starts on BBC One on Saturday 13th January at 5:50pm. Looking for something else to watch? Check out our TV Guide or Streaming Guide, visit our Entertainment hub for the latest news.


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