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Who is Gladiators star, Toby Olubi?


FANS of hit 90s TV show Gladiators can't wait for the show to get underway.

The full line-up of new Gladiators has been released, and Team GB champ Tpby Olubi is one of them..

Who is Toby Olubi?

Toby Olubi was born on September 24, 1987 and is a TV star and British bobsledding champ.

However, he is now known for being part of the new Gladiators line-up.

Toby will take up the alter-ego of Phantom on the show.

Speaking about landing the job, Toby told the BBC: "This is a dream come true for me.

"I’m a 90’s kid so the Gladiators of past were my version of real life superheroes.

"Now I’ve got the chance to don the big “G” and be an inspirational figure myself."

He went on: "Gladiators is all about stepping up against the odds and bringing the best version of yourself.

"We will be given the biggest entertainment platform to represent that ethos and I couldn’t be more proud and grateful to be a Gladiator…. Let the show begin!"

As Phantom, he promises to haunt all those who dare to go up against him on Gladiators.

Fans can't wait for the rebooted series to kick off on the BBC.

The show will be filmed at the Sheffield Arena and will air on BBC One and iPlayer.

Contestants will face the tough task of facing the Gladiators in a test of speed and strength in a series of new games as well as some returning tasks, including The Eliminator.

When did Toby Olubi represent Team GB in the Olympics?

Toby competed in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics with the Team GB Bobsleigh team where they broke the world record for the fastest ever bobsleigh at 97 mph.

Alongside his Bobsleigh achievements, Phantom has had success as a sprinter and previously won the county championship for the UK men's 60m sprints.

Toby was named the fastest Bobsledder in the UK push championships for four consecutive years.

What other reality TV shows has Toby been in?

Before being announced as Gladiator star, Toby also had another brush with fame.

This is because he also won £12K on former Channel 4 quiz show, Deal or No Deal.

Toby is also known for his work as a fitness presenter.