One of three British games (along with the British Skytrack and Tilt) added for the second season of the 2008 revival, Contender and Gladiator race across parallel courses of seven flexible poles. The game begins with both participants racing up a laddered pole. Upon reaching the summit, they must then sway their pole in the direction of the next, crossing onto it. The winner is the first to complete the course, grabbing the large hoop at the end which returns them to the ground. The Contender can earn 10 points by winning the race, or 5 by making it past the fifth pole before the Gladiator wins. When one of the two finish hoops are pulled, pyrotehnic sparks go off above both.