A WORCESTERSHIRE Gladiator impressed audiences during an appearance on another popular BBC programme. 

Diamond - real name Livi Sheldon - has been one of the breakout stars since the gameshow was revived and returned to screens last month. 

The reboot of the series, being broadcast on BBC One, is regularly getting audiences of more than six million viewers. 

To promote the new series the former Worcester City Ladies footballer made an appearance on The One Show on Friday, (February 9).

The star, who appeared with fellow Gladiator Nitro, came out to a special entrance to the show's iconic theme tune.

Worcester News: STAR: Diamond on The One Show with Nitro and Sue Perkins and STAR: Diamond on The One Show with Nitro and Sue Perkins and (Image: BBC)And the pair had fun as they sat next to Sue Perkins who was also a guest on the show. 

Asked about the reaction since the show began she told hosts Alex Jones and Vernon Kay: "It has been absolutely incredible and amazing.

"Everybody has been so positive."

Diamond performed her signature move, the Diamond pose, and joked about "shoe-gate" - when the  6ft bodybuilder took off a contestant's shoe while taking part in The Wall game.

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Diamond also spoke about the iconic game Duel adding: "That's the one the kids want to play at home".

Diamond can squat 120kg which is like standing up with a jaguar on your back.

She graduated with a degree in Sports Science and took up bodybuilding afterwards.

At the age of six, she began playing for a boys football team before eventually getting a place in a girls team.

She was captain for many years and then made the move to play for Worcester City Ladies.

Diamond has proved a hit with fans with many likening her to Lightning and Jet, two fan favourites from the original series in the 90s.

Gladiators, hosted by Bradley Walsh and his son Barney, can be seen on the channel on Saturday nights, or catch up through the iPlayer.