Exeter Chiefs star to affix TV present Gladiators

There have been loads of gamers leaving Sandy Park however not like this!

Exeter Chiefs star Jodie Ounsley is leaving the membership to participate within the BBC’s new model of legendary 90s TV present Gladiators.

Ounsley, who grew to become the primary deaf participant to symbolize the England sevens facet in 2019, will participate in filming from June in Sheffield because the character ‘Fury’.

A former British Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion, Ounsley was introduced alongside Cross-Match athlete Zack George, ‘Metal’, within the solid of the present that was first aired in 1992.

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Ounsley wrote on Instagram: “I’m completely buzzing to be introduced as a gladiator within the new comeback sequence of @gladiatorstv! This chance is actually surreal for me, as I grew up watching my dad as a contender on the earlier sequence. I by no means imagined that someday I might have the prospect to be a GLADIATOR.

“I’m truthfully so grateful to the crew at @officialexeterchiefs for his or her unwavering help and understanding, as they’ve been instrumental in permitting me to take break day from my rugby profession to pursue this thrilling alternative🖤

“I can’t wait to get began and provides my all as ‘Fury’. I’m wanting ahead to pushing myself to new limits and hopefully inspiring others to chase their goals alongside the best way.”

Ounsley initially hails from Dewsbury in Yorkshire and joined Susie Appleby’s Chiefs from Sale Sharks in 2022, having beforehand represented Loughborough Lightning.

She wears a scrum cap to guard her cochlear implant however solely started taking part in rugby in October 2015.

Ounsley, whose father was a contender on the present in 2008, added: “I’m correct buzzing. Watching Gladiators rising up I used to be at all times in awe of their energy and energy and now I’m one! I hope contenders are able to really feel the Fury.”

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