Saturday 21 April 2018

New Bromans reality show will transport couples back to the Roman era

The boys will see if they can cut it as real gladiators – with the help of their girlfriends.

Colosseum, Rome (Anthony Devlin/PA)
Colosseum, Rome (Anthony Devlin/PA)

By Francesca Gosling

Already dreading the end of Love Island? ITV2 already has a fresh offering lined up, which will see a team of eight brave men and their partners find out if they have what it takes to make it as real gladiators.

They will be transported back 2,000 years to the Roman Empire in the new reality series, The Bromans, due to air later this year.

Radio star Roman Kemp will narrate the eight-part show as cameras follow the couples recreating ancient life in a shared Roman palace.

The women will try their hand at tasks such as wine-making and sculpting as they help their brave boyfriends through a series of tough physical challenges.

A real Roman joins the show (Chris Ratcliffe/PA)

The best of the boys will make it through to the Emperor’s Games where they will face each other in the colosseum for the chance to win a £10,000 prize.

Bromans will also feature David McIntosh as the fearsome trainer Doctore and Tom Bell as the Emperor’s assistant, Dominus.

Ben Kelly, the show’s executive producer, said: “The Romans gave us roads, viaducts and basic sanitation but Bromans may prove to be their greatest legacy.

“Over eight weeks our couples will train, live and carpe diem together, all the while battling to triumph at the Emperor’s Games … It is ancient Rome like you’ve never seen it before.”

Head of entertainment commissioning at ITV, Siobhan Greene, promised a reality series “like no other” and packed with “funny, sexy and super competitive antics”.

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