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Gladiators star strikes a pose in exact same costume she wore 30 years ago

GLADIATORS star Lightning shows she can strike twice - as she poses in the exact same costume she wore on the show 30 years ago.

The bodybuilder, 50, aka Kim Betts, was the longest-serving female Gladiator on the cult ITV show, set to re-launch on the BBC — with Alex Scott in talks to host.

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Gladiators star Lightning, Kim Betts, poses in the exact same costume she wore on the show 30 years agoCredit: INSTAGRAM

The former Lioness met with Beeb execs yesterday. A source said: “Alex would be a perfect fit.”

In a video on Instagram, where she donned several revealing leotards from her days on the show, she said: “This is a bit like trying on a wedding dress 30 years later. 

“These haven’t touched my skin since I wore them.

"This is the one I disliked the most. It was really uncomfortable.”

The original ITV series was watched by over 14 million viewers and was hosted by Ukrika Jonsson and John Fashanu.

Filming for the new show will begin in Sheffield next year. 

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