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EXCLUSIVE: Gladiators hunk Cobra has lifted the lid on what really went on behind-the-scenes of the family TV show
He stayed with the show for eight series and during that time, he admits many of the Gladiators hit the booze hard.
"There were end of show parties, when we had international Gladiators come over, we would be up all night boozing.”
"Ironically I never used to drink a drop before I was on Gladiators.
While filming the shows, the cast would be put up in a hotel together and Michael also confessed that his co-stars would often keep him awake with their noisy bedroom antics.
However, there was also a dark side to the show as it emerged Michael’s co-star Shadow, real name Jefferson King, was battling a serious drug problem.
He claimed: “They knew he was doing cocaine and steroids for six months and they turned a blind eye to it.
"They built him up to be such a big star, there was so much pressure on him.”
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