Gladiators fans swoon over age-less stars Hunter, Ace, Jet and Panther as they reunite 25 years on from hit TV show

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GLADIATORS fans were left speechless today as the stars of the hit 90s show appeared on This Morning – looking as good as ever.

Celebrating 25 years from when the show first aired Jet, Hunter Panther, Ace and John Anderson joined a very excited Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield today – and viewers couldn’t get over what great shape they are still in.

 Hunter, Ace, Jet and Panther from the Gladiators as well as referee John Anderson appeared on This Morning

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Hunter, Ace, Jet and Panther from the Gladiators as well as referee John Anderson appeared on This Morning

But it was Hunter, real name James Crossley, who stole the show thanks to his bulging biceps, which even Phillip couldn’t resist pointing out.

Hunter was just 19 when he was recruited to appear on the show – making him the youngest ever Gladiator.

Speaking about his time on the show, he said: “I started when I was 19. I was plucked from a body building stage. I had to fight John Anderson in my trial!”

And explaining why he is in such great shape still, he said: “I work in fitness and try and train people against sedentary living.”

 Viewers swooned over Hunter, real name James Crossley

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Viewers swooned over Hunter, real name James Crossley
 Hunter was just 19 when he first appeared on the show

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Hunter was just 19 when he first appeared on the show

Taking to Twitter to comment on his look, one person wrote: “Wow I fancy Hunter more now than I did back then! 😍 #ThisMorning #Gladiators.”

While a second remarked: “Hunter was my #Gladiators crush. Still looking buff tbf 👌🏻 👀#ThisMorning.”

And a third wrote: “Hunter!!!!!!!!!!!!! he’s still got it!!”

Jet – real name Diane Youdale – also opened up about her experience saying: “Injuries aside it was amazing.

Panther, Jet and Lightning play Powerball on Gladiators
 Jet - Diane Youdale - appeared on the show for four and half years

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Jet – Diane Youdale – appeared on the show for four and half years
 Jet was a fan favourite on the cult show

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Jet was a fan favourite on the cult show
Jet takes down a Hang Tough challenger on Gladiators
 The gang shared their memories from the hit 90s show

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The gang shared their memories from the hit 90s show
 The original line-up - the show aired for the first time 25 years ago today

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The original line-up – the show aired for the first time 25 years ago today

“A lot of the guys bounced book, I bruised my spinal cord quite badly and left after 4 and half years.”

Diane now works as a psychotherapist and specialises in ‘wellness in the work place’.

Panther (Helen O’Reily), who now runs her own gym, said: “It was great to inspire so many people to be able to be strong and feminine at the same time.”

 Warren Furman - aka Ace - has now found god

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Warren Furman – aka Ace – has now found god
 Ace was famously engaged to Katie Price

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Ace was famously engaged to Katie Price
Ace takes down Alex Reid in seconds from the Wall on Gladiators
 Helen O'Reily said it was great to inspire so many people

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Helen O’Reily said it was great to inspire so many people
 Helen was a huge hit as Panther on the show

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Helen was a huge hit as Panther on the show

Ace – real name Warren Furman – surprised the Holly and Phil the most though when he revealed he was now a ‘gladiator for the gospel’.

The star, who was once engaged to Katie Price, revealed: “Back then I did worship myself. Now I am sort of gladiator for the gospel.

He continued: “I had a turd into the swimming pool moment, I was too busy looking down at people to look up.”

Hunter wins tough game of Pendulum on Gladiators
 Fans were amazed by how good John Anderson still looked

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Fans were amazed by how good John Anderson still looked
 John was a referee on the show from the start

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John was a referee on the show from the start

Those at home were very impressed with all the stars and took to Twitter to gush about the iconic show.

One person wrote: “I actually cannot cope with how much of a babe Jet from Gladiators still is. 😍 #ThisMorning.”

While a second wrote: “How amazing is it to see the Gladiators 25 years on! Great childhood memories #ThisMorning #Gladiators.”

Opening credits for the hit British television series Gladiators

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