Gladiators star Wolf wants to return for reboot with his son

Watch: Wolf from Gladiators wants a return to the ITV show

Gladiators legend Wolf has said he is keen to return for the reboot – alongside his son.

The 70-year-old bodybuilder – whose real name is Michael Van Wijk – was one of the biggest stars of the 90s sports entertainment show.

The series is now being resurrected and Wolf’s son Dean has applied to be on it.

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Appearing on Good Morning Britain, the TV star - who now lives in New Zealand - said he would like to return himself.

Wolf wants to return to Gladiators. (PA Images/Alamy)
Wolf wants to return to Gladiators. (PA Images/Alamy)

“To be honest with you and I’m being perfectly honest with you, I could do all of the games comfortably," he said.

“And any new ones they had.”

“It’s just your commitment to a level of fitness and you know you can do it,” he added.

Wolf told hosts Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard that he wouldn’t mind another role on the show.

He said: “I’d also like to be like you guys, I'd like to be maybe a co-presenter as well, you know, if I couldn’t get in to the Glads.”

Wolf was one of the stars of the original show. (ITV)
Wolf was one of the stars of the original show. (ITV)

Gladiators originally aired from 1992 to 2000 and was hosted by Ulrika Jonsson and John Fashanu.

It was dropped in 2000 and briefly resurrected in 2008.

Earlier this year it was confirmed that it was being brought back with a new 11-episode BBC series that will air next year.

Television - Gladiators. John Fashanu and Ulrika Jonsson, hosts of the new LWT show Gladiators
John Fashanu and Ulrika Jonsson hosted Gladiators. (PA Images/Alamy)

The BBC has said the series, which is being made by Hungry Bear Media and MGM Television UK, will be filmed at the Utilita Arena Sheffield.

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It will welcome a brand new generation of "superhumans who will compete against contestants in the ultimate test of speed and strength".