Former star of the hit TV show Gladiators, Warren Furman, reflected on his time on the show, which aired every Saturday night on ITV. In an interview, he expressed gratitude for the experience and acknowledged that he was part of something iconic. Furman, now 51 and living in London with his wife and two children, recalled how he went from being an unemployed lad from Essex to a celebrity engaged to model Katie Price during his time on the show. Despite the fame and fortune, he admitted that the high life took its toll on him, leading him to believe that he was better than others.
When Gladiators came to an end in 2000, Furman considered it one of the best things that happened to him. In the aftermath, he went on a spiritual search which eventually led him to York, where he became interested in Christianity and eventually became a Christian. He acknowledges that finding his faith was a transformative experience and now describes himself as a “gladiator for the gospel.” He and his wife will be ordained as Church of England Clerics this summer at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Notably, Furman continues to run Ace Active, an organization that aims to use his story to share the gospel in schools and universities. He sees the return of Gladiators to screens as “phenomenal news” and hopes that it will bring families together in the digital age. Additionally, he expressed his hope that the new gladiators will serve as positive role models for the next generation and shared his excitement about watching the show with his family.