Gladiators fans will be disappointed to hear that the programme's semi-final will be pulled from the TV schedule in a major BBC shakeup.

While the first semi-final will air as usual on Saturday (March 9), the second instalment on March 16 will be pushed back to make way for the Manchester City vs Newcastle FA Cup match.

This means the second semi-final is likely to take place on Saturday, March 23, leaving a two-week gap between episodes.

Gladiators is not the only show to experience schedule changes with the FA Cup and Six Nations impacting soap operas like Coronation Street and reality shows like The Masked Singer.

The BBC programme is fronted by The Chase presenter Bradley Walsh and his son Barney Walsh. 

The reboot was also given a new lineup of gladiators to help rejuvenate the show without making it differ too much from the original.

When is the FA Cup match between Manchester City and Newcastle? 

The FA Cup match between Manchester City and Newcastle on Saturday, March 16 will take place at 5:30pm.

Those interested in watching the Quarter Final clash can do so on BBC One with coverage for the event starting at 5:10pm.

This will be followed by Michael McIntyre's The Wheel at 7:40pm and Pointless Celebrities at 8:40pm.

Gladiators will air as normal on Saturday, March 9 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 5:50pm.