STATISTICS

  • Gladiator ID: PREDATOR
  • Real Name: DU'AINE LADEJO
  • Age: 36
  • Hometown: NEWARK, ENGLAND
  • Height: 6ft 2"
  • Weight: 13st 5lbs
  • Theme Tune: ENTER SANDMAN - METALLICA

BIOGRAPHY

Predator, Du'aine Ladejo

Volatile, quick and poisonous, hunts down prey and takes no prisoners.

Predator is an athlete with many years' experience, competing in the 400 metres and decathlon. He is a two-time Olympic medallist (winning bronze in 1992 and silver in 1996 as a member of the 4x400m relay team), a gold and silver medallist at the Commonwealth Games and World Cup, five-times European Cup gold medallist and four-times European Champion. Predator won the TV show Superstars in 2004 and presented Du'aine's World for LWT. He is also the founder of Fit4Schools, raising funds to promote health and fitness in schools.

INTERVIEW

Why did you decide you wanted to be a Gladiator?
It was in Athletics Weekly that certain athletes could potentially be Gladiators and people were joking around telling me to go for it. I didn't want to because I'm training for the Olympics and working on other projects, but everyone kept talking about it so I decided to give it a go. I went for the audition, got a call back and here I am. It's really exciting.

What are your memories of the original series of Gladiators?
I always remember John Anderson; I've worked with him previously in decathlon training - he's brilliant, he put a metre and a half onto my shot put from advice he gave me in an airport.

What can the audience expect from Predator?
I will be ruthless towards the Contenders and although I'm the smallest of the male Gladiators they won't want to come up against me.

Do you have any words of warning for the Contenders?
I'm fast. Speed is my game and they won't be able to get away from me.

Which events are you most looking forward to?
I've competed in many different sports and my strength is versatility, so I'm ready for anything.

If you were an animal what would you be?
I'm fast like a cheetah and I love dolphins, so probably a mixture of two.

EVENT STATISTICS

EVENT PLAYED WIN LOSE DRAW
Duel - - - -
Earthquake - - - -
Gauntlet 7 - - -
Hang Tough - - - -
Hit & Run 16 - - -
Powerball 3 - - -
Pyramid 7 7 0 0
The Wall 4 2 2 0
Overall Score 37 9 2 0

Please Note: Event statistics are collected from televised shows only and do not include live show performances.

COMPETED

  • 2008 - SERIES 1
  • 2009 - SERIES 2
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