Gladiators star Jet has spoken out in support for a new campaign after pivoting from a career in TV, amid reports the hit 90s show could be set for a comeback.

Billingham born Gladiators star Jet rose to fame on the 90s hit TV show Gladiators, but since retiring from her role on TV has taken up a completely different career.

The former Gladiator retrained as a practicing therapist and is now a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a far cry from her TV role.

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Now the star, whose real name is Diane Youdale, has thrown her support behind a mental health campaign at the same time as reports the hit show could be set to make a comeback.

Jet is backing BACP campaign ‘Therapy Talks’ to try and demystify therapy.

The former Gladiator said: “My time as a Gladiator sparked my intrigue into becoming a therapist so I am delighted to now lend my name to a campaign that aims to raise awareness about such an important topic.

“With the current mental health crisis, Therapy Talks could not have come at a better time to help raise awareness about counselling and its benefits, while also demystifying the therapeutic process and addressing some common misconceptions.

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“Popular culture can give people the wrong impression about therapy and what you might expect from a therapy session, but Therapy talks helps to paint a clearer picture on what exactly therapy is and how great it can be for us.”

On Friday (July 29) it was reported that Gladiators, the hit 90s show Jet rose to fame on, could be set to make a comeback to our TV screens.

It was reported that the BBC is in talks to bring back the game show, which sees contestants battling against the gladiators in a series of physical challenges.

The show aired on ITV between 1992 and 2000 and was briefly revived on Sky One between 2008 and 2009.

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