The second semi-final of the 2024 series of Gladiators saw many viewers have a good laugh at an excuse Legend pulled out to explain his poor performance in a game.

Legend went up against contestant Wesley in 'The Edge' game letting him past a few times on the high-up platform before knocking him down.

Speaking to presenter Bradley Walsh to explain his relatively poor performance the gladiator claimed he was affected by a recent sad event in his life.

Legend went on to say his pet rabbit, called Tina, had died, and appeared shocked at the audience laughing asking what was wrong with them.

Viewers love Legend rabbit excuse

Some viewers took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to say they had found Legend's excuse quite funny and praised him as one of the best parts of the show.

One person posted: "Legend absolutely understands the assignment here - one of the best parts of the show!#"

Another shared: "Legend is the best gladiator by far. So funny."

Meanwhile, one person took the opportunity to pay respects to Tina, writing: "RIP Legend's rabbit. Thoughts and prayers with him in these difficult times."

Another shared: "I now have an image of Legend with a cute little bunny on his lap."

Who are the new Gladiators?

There are 16 new Gladiators on the BBC reboot that contenders must deal with.

The new Gladiators are:

  • Apollo (Alex Gray)
  • Athena (Karenjeet Kaur Bains)
  • Bionic (Matty Campbell)
  • Comet (Ella-Mae Rayner)
  • Diamond (Livi Sheldon)
  • Dynamite (Emily Steel)
  • Electro (Jade Packer)
  • Fire (Montell Douglas)
  • Fury (Jodie Ounsley)
  • Giant (Jamie Christian Johal)

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  • Legend (Matt Morsia)
  • Nitro (Harry Aikines-Aryeetey)
  • Phantom (Toby Olubi)
  • Sabre (Sheli McCo)
  • Steel (Zack George)
  • Viper (Quang Luong)

The three new referees for the series are Sonia Mkoloma, Lee Phillips and ex-Premier League football referee Mark Clattenburg.

The Gladiators finale will air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 5:50pm on Saturday, March 30.