Former Gladiators' star Hunter appeared on Loose Women this week, where he made a surprising revelation about his private life. The TV star – real name James Crossley – disclosed that he is in a long-term relationship with another famous face – none other than This Morning's Dr Zoe! He also revealed that they first met because his partner (full name Zoe Williams) also used to be a Gladiator, who went by the name Amazon. He explained: "She used to be a Gladiator. She was one of the new breed. Gladiators came back on Sky about eight years ago."
Gladiators star Hunter is dating This Morning's Dr Zoe
James, 44, also spoke about the super-fit couple's exercise regime – with panellist Nadia Sawalha joking that they must "always be naked". Praising his partner, James said: "She's a bit of an avatar actually. So I'm a bit jealous of her. She's a natural freak with her genetics and naturally very fit. I don't really work out with her as Zoe's really busy with so many jobs, and she's a doctor."
The TV star was just 19 when he found fame with Gladiators
The star, who just released his Fit at 40+ DVD, then spoke about how Gladiators had catapulted him to fame. "Gladiators was in Birmingham, with 10,000 people watching," he said. "I was 19, they found me in a bodybuilding show. Ten day later I was filming. I wasn't that athletic at first, I'd just done the bodybuilding, I was rubbish at everything at first. I decided that to truly become a Gladiator, you have to put the effort in and it pays off."
James now works in the sports industry as a fitness instructor and personal trainer, but has also branched out into acting, with roles on both the stage and in TV.