EIGHT lads have been sent back in time to the heyday of the Roman Empire to see if they could cope as gladiators.
ITV 2’s Bromans will see couples living like the great warriors of Rome did 2,000 years ago. Here’s the latest on the show…
What time is Bromans on ITV2?
Bromans is airing tonight (Thursday, October 5) at 9pm on ITV2.
While hunky torsos and bikinis are just as rife in the new show as they were on the smash hit summer reality show, the contestants insist that’s where the similarities end.
The show goes head-to-head with Ambulance on BBC One, Russia with Simon Reeve on BBC Two, England v Slovenia on ITV and Educating Greater Manchester on Channel 4.
How are David McIntosh and Tom Bell involved in Bromans?
The lads are put through their paces by former Gladiator David McIntosh, and are trained to compete in scorching hot temperatures.
He gives them daily, physical tasks to build up their strength and those who don’t cut it will be banished from the city.
Also featuring on the show are the “eyes and ears of the elusive Emperor”, his assistant called Dominus, played by actor Tom Bell.
The voice over will be provided by Roman Kemp.
How does Bromans work?
Cameras will follow the eight couples as they are transported back to the ancient world.
During their experience the glamorous group will wear the attire of the day, including sandals, leather loin cloths and gold lamé pants.
Drama is set to take place in and out of the arena, as the couples will be sharing a living space inside a Roman palace.
The couples will battle it out to secure a place in the Emperor’s Games where one of them will take home the “Emperor’s gold” which is a prize pot of £10,000.
While the men train to see if they can cut it as gladiators, the girlfriends will also be part of the experience.
They will help train and prepare the boys for the Games as well as doing ancient Roman tasks like winemaking and sculpting.