The Chase Christmas special host Bradley Walsh shocked as Dr Zoe Williams reveals surprising TV past | The Sun

THE CHASE'S Bradley Walsh was left stunned on this year's Christmas Celebrity special when Dr Zoe Williams revealed her shock gameshow past.

The This Morning doctor teamed up with Mrs Brown's Boys' Danny O'Carroll, Coronation Street's Sair Khan and singer Charlotte Church in a bid to raise money for charity this festive season.

However, as she took to the podium, Bradley admitted he was shocked on the discovery that Dr Zoe used to be in Gladiators.

When the 90s favourite was rebooted by Sky in May 2008, Dr Zoe was one of the competing star under the fighter name Amazon.

However, the series was axed after just over a year in October 2009.

She shocked fans earlier this year to a throwback picture to her time on the show.

Zoe was still at university when she applied to be a contestant, only for producers to love her so much they asked her to be a Gladiator.

She featured in the second season of the show and was described as: "Regal and Amazonian, nature's powerful force runs through her veins."


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She told GP Online: “As a child growing up in the 1990s, I watched the original Gladiators, so getting the opportunity to become one was incredible. It turns out that hitting people with giant cotton buds really is as much fun as it looks.

“Spending those months surrounded by the team of Gladiators, getting to know them and their stories, taught me how much of a profound impact physical activity can have on an individual’s life. Not just the physical aspect, but also through the emotional and psychological benefits.

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“Gladiators also gave me opportunities to share my enthusiasm for being active, giving motivational talks to children, and attending school assemblies and awards events.”

The series is now set for a brand new reboot next year, this time moving to the BBC.

Applicants are being asked to name their “super power” and reveal who would play them in a Hollywood movie.

It’s an attempt to find larger-than-life characters who will be a big hit with viewers, just like the ITV Nineties series.

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