Gladiators rich list: The show’s top earners including host Bradley Walsh

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The iconic show, Gladiators, has made its comeback to our screens this year, with father-son duo Bradley Walsh and Barney Walsh as its hosts.

The BBC show sees contenders race against the super-fit Gladiators in a series of gruelling challenges.

With the return of the 90s programme proving to be a massive hit with viewers, its Gladiators have reached new levels of fame, with the help of social media.



The iconic show, Gladiators, has made its comeback to our screens this year, with father-son duo Bradley Walsh and Barney Walsh as its hosts

Here are the net worths of the show’s biggest stars…

Bradley Walsh

Born in Watford, Gladiator’s main host Bradley, 63, is thought to be worth around £18.6 million, making him the ‘richest UK solo TV host’. The Sun reported in July that Bradley earned £3.5million last year alone, according to figures from his company, WingIt Productions.

A TV insider shared with the publication: “Bradley really is at the top of his game right now and is raking it in. He’s firmly established himself at the top of his profession and is the go-to man for both the BBC and ITV. And that shows no signs of slowing down either, as viewers can’t get enough of him.”

Bradley, who is perhaps best-known for hosting ITV game show, The Chase, hasn’t always had it easy though. In a 2012 chat with The Telegraph, he shared that he “grew up in a council house” and said: “My mother was a single parent, who had to struggle hard to make ends meet. At one point she was holding down three different jobs. It was a happy childhood, but we certainly didn’t have a great deal of money.”



Father-son duo Bradley and Barney Walsh host Gladiators
Father-son duo Bradley and Barney Walsh host Gladiators

Barney Walsh

Bradley’s 25 year old son Barney has risen to fame thanks to his famous father.

In 2019, the pair launched their own show, Bradley Walsh & Son: Breaking Dad, which proved to be a massive hit with viewers, and there have been five seasons so far.

Barney is thought to be worth £4million so far, and it looks like his star will continue to rise as he appears on TV screens.

Harry Aikines Aryeetey – aka Nitro



Team GB sprinter Harry Aikines Aryeetey is known as Nitro on Gladiators
Team GB sprinter Harry Aikines Aryeetey is known as Nitro on Gladiators

Team GB sprinter Harry Aikines Aryeetey, 35, is known as Nitro on Gladiators. He is a Commonwealth and World gold medallist sprinter who has competed at the highest level since he was a young boy.

He now has a big following on Instagram, and is said to earn up to £3000 for a sponsored post on the social media platform.

He previously told the BBC: “Becoming a Gladiator is another great achievement! A childhood dream come true!”

Matt Morsia – aka Legend



Matt Morsia plays Legend on Gladiators
Matt Morsia plays Legend on Gladiators

Matt Morsia – aka Legend on Gladiators is an international track and field star, and he’s been bringing his skills to the rebooted show.

He has one million followers on Instagram and more than 355 million views on YouTube, and is thought to earn up to £1500 for an Instagram post.

Elle-Mae Rayner – aka Comet



Elle-Mae Rayner is Comet
Elle-Mae Rayner is Comet

Former gymnast Elle-Mae Rayner, aka Comet, is now a fitness model with an impressive following on social media.

She earns an estimated £1,300 per sponsored post and often gives fitness and nutrition advice on her Instagram posts.

Zack George – aka Steel



Zack George, aka Steel, is a fitness buff who won the title of the UK's Fittest Man in 2020
Zack George, aka Steel, is a fitness buff who won the title of the UK’s Fittest Man in 2020

Zack George, aka Steel, is a fitness buff who won the title of the UK’s Fittest Man in 2020.

The family man often posts on social media about health and fitness, and is even pals with Ashley Cain.

He’s thought to earn around £860 for a sponsored post on Instagram.

Jamie Christian Johal – aka Giant



Jamie Christian Johal who will goes under the name Giant in Gladiators
Jamie Christian Johal who will goes under the name Giant in Gladiators

Jamie Christian Johal is a former firefighter-turned bodybuilder and now Gladiator, and with his 6ft 5in frame, he’s earned the nickname of Giant on the iconic show.

He’s got a big fan in the form of I’m A Celeb 2023 winner Sam Thompson, and Jamie is thought to earn around £640 for a social media post.

Sheli McCoy – aka Sabre



Sheli McCoy, aka Sabre
Sheli McCoy, aka Sabre

Sheli McCoy, aka Sabre, is a massive fitness fan, who spends 16-19 hours per week training to maintain her impressive figure.

She runs her own gym in Dundee and specialises in competitive weightlifting and CrossFit. She earns an estimated £550 per Instagram post.

She told the BBC: “I truly hope Sabre will inspire and empower the younger generation of strong capable females just as the Gladiators I once watched inspired me to be a confident athletic women.”

Jodie Ounsley – aka Furie



Professional Exeter Chiefs Rugby Player, Jodie Ounsley, is Fury
Professional Exeter Chiefs Rugby Player, Jodie Ounsley, is Fury

Jodie Ounsley plays rugby for Exeter Chiefs, and she certainly brings her competitive nature to the world of Gladiators, where she is known as Furie.

As well as rugby, Jodie is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu British Champion and five times World Coal Carrying champion.

Her father was a contender on the show in 2008, so it runs in the family.

She’s said to earn around £418 per post.

Karenjeet Kaur Bains – aka Athena



Karenjeet Kaur Bains is Athena on Gladiators
Karenjeet Kaur Bains is Athena on Gladiators

Karanjeet represented Team GB at powerlifting and won three Gold and two Silver Commonwealth medals.

She is also a five time All England Powerlifting Champion and five time British Powerlifting Champion, and holds the Guinness World Record for Most Bodyweight Squats in a Minute.

She has roughly 37,300 fans on Instagram and rakes in £380 for a sponsored post.

Livi Sheldon – aka Diamond



Livi Sheldon packs a punch as Diamond on Gladiators
Livi Sheldon packs a punch as Diamond on Gladiators

Livi is not stranger to the world of fitness, having played football since she was a young girl and she’s competed as a bodybuilder.

It’s estimated she can earn up to £284 per post.

Jade Packer – aka Electro



Jade Packer is known as Electro on Gladiators
Jade Packer is known as Electro on Gladiators

Jade Packer – aka Electro – calls herself an athlete, model and a creative on Instagram, where she earns an estimated £276 per post.

Emily Steel – aka Dynamite



Emily Steel - aka dynamite - has a passion for swimming, CrossFit and weightlifting
Emily Steel – aka Dynamite – has a passion for swimming, CrossFit and weightlifting

Emily Steel – aka Dynamite – has a passion for swimming, CrossFit and weightlifting, and she earns around £205 for an Instagram post.

Toby Olubi – aka Phantom



Toby Olubi – aka Phantom is thought to earn £114 per post on Instagram
Toby Olubi – aka Phantom is thought to earn £114 per post on Instagram

Toby Olubi – aka Phantom is thought to earn £114 per post on Instagram, where he often posts motivational content about health and fitness.

Alex Gray – aka Apollo



Alex Gray - aka Apollo started his career as rugby union player
Alex Gray – aka Apollo started his career as rugby union player

Alex Gray – aka Apollo started his career as rugby union player, making the England Sevens team as well as captaining the English Rugby teams for Under 16s, 18s and 20s. before being scouted to the NFL.

He’s thought to earn £100 per post.

Montell Douglas – aka Fire



GB’s first ever winter and summer Olympic athlete, Montell Douglas, is known as Fire on the show
GB’s first ever winter and summer Olympic athlete, Montell Douglas, is known as Fire on the show

GB’s first ever winter and summer Olympic athlete, Montell Douglas, who specialises in sprinting, is estimated to earn £70 per post.

Matty Campbell – aka Bionic



Matty Campbell who goes under the name Bionic in the BBC's revival of the sports entertainment show, Gladiators
Matty Campbell who goes under the name Bionic in the BBC’s revival of the sports entertainment show, Gladiators

Matty Campbell – aka Bionic towers above the other Gladiators at 6ft 6in. He uses his social media page to promote body positivity and often speaks about body dysmorphia in men.

He earns around £47 per post.

Quang Luong – aka Viper



Gladiators, Viper, Quang Luong
Quang Long is Viper

Bodybuilder Quang Long, aka Viper, is thought to earn £27 for a post.

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