Ex-Royal Marine and fitness model David Mcintosh returns to TV in this new show which eight 21st century lads fight it out to become the ultimate gladiator.
— ITV2 (@itv2) September 14, 2017
The contestants will be trained by the fearsome Doctore, played by McIntosh, and take part in physical tasks, leading up to a grand final where they’ll battle it out in the colosseum in front of a baying crowd. Acting as the eyes and ears of the Emperor is his assistant, Dominus, played by comedian Tom Bell.
ITV2 is hoping that the show is as successful as its summer hit Love Island.
Love Island’s a great show, but this exceeds anything else. There’s so much to it that you can’t compare. There’s blood, sweat and tears. Doctore is a powerful, strong and precise man who’s there to push contestants, to break all the human weaknesses out of the Bromans. I was a Royal Marines Commando, so I trained people and had to push them, so Doctore is not that different from me. — David Mcintosh