Viewers of the Gladiators reboot on the BBC have been very happy with the show's return, with some describing it as "class" and "proper Saturday night family TV".

Just two weeks into the show coming back it has earned some favourable comparisons to the 1990s original.

The father and son duo of Bradley and Barney Walsh present the show, with football commentator Guy Mowbray describing the action and former referee Mark Clattenburg overseeing the events.

After earning more than six million viewers for the first episode on Saturday, January 13 the second episode was quite well-received from those watching.

BBC Gladiators reboot earns much praise from viewers

The nostalgia for many of the original Gladiators has thankfully not been tarnished for many viewers, with the reboot earning positive comparisons with the original show.

One person on X, formerly known as Twitter, posted: "Said it last week and i’ll say it again, the new #Gladiators is class! Proper Saturday night family tv. 5 year old daughter loves it."

Another wrote: "I love being transported back to 1998 on a Saturday evening."

Meanwhile, one person shared: "Good to see that #Gladiators is just as physical now and it was in the 90s."

One person made note of the over-the-top nature of the programme, writing: "I love how camp this show is. Love how camp the villains are. I just bloody love it all."

A few people were happy with the show's return but were not so happy with its presenters.

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One person posted: "I'm really enjoying this new #Gladiators, but Barney Walsh is a weird choice for a presenter ain't he."

Another wrote: "The child in me is chuffed that #Gladiators is back but the presenters are bringing it down."

Some people weren't so happy with the quality of the actual gladiators themselves though, with one person writing: "Gotta be the worst #gladiators goin these "gladiators" would get destroyed by the 90s crew."

Gladiators is available to watch on BBC One on Saturdays at 5.50pm as well as on BBC iPlayer.