Diane Youdale

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Diane Youdale

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Diane Youdale
Born Diane Patricia Youdale
(1970-02-13) 13 February 1970 (age 48)
Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England
Other names Jet
Known for Gladiators (1992 series)
Notes

Diane Patricia Youdale (born 13 February 1970)[1] is an English television personality, who is best known for her role as “Jet” on the television series Gladiators.

Biography[edit]

Born in Middlesbrough to an astronomer father, Youdale grew up in the nearby town of Billingham, where she studied at the Billingham Campus School.

Youdale competed in gymnast events and was North of England Junior Gymnastics Champion for four years. One of her first television appearances was in the 1983 Thames Television show Junior Gymnast of the Year, where she finished in fifth place with 32.70 points.

She acted with the National Youth Theatre. She studied dance at London Contemporary School for Dance and was a member of the National Youth Dance Company. She also worked at Farnham Sports Centre before getting her big television break.

Gladiators[edit]

Youdale’s first television appearance was in the series She-Wolf of London. She appeared on Gladiators from 1992 to 1996 – her last domestic series was series 4 in 1995. She left the show after hurting her back in a fall on an unaired show in which she fell awkwardly as she tackled a contender while competing on the pyramid – trapping nerves in her neck. She later stated:

“I was beginning to see more spinal injuries. You can damage your ankle or your knee and it will recover, but breaking your neck – that’s a different story. After my accident, I decided to quit while I could. I decided it wasn’t worth it any more. I wanted to leave while I could still walk out of the studio. I love hiking and I didn’t want that to be taken from me for the sake of someone’s entertainment.” [2]

As a consequence of her injury, the pyramid was suspended for one series and a change in the rules was necessitated[citation needed] (which was later adopted for the 2008 revival of the American series).

Later career[edit]

Youdale developed her young fan base, becoming a children’s television presenter as “The Games Mistress” on the video game show series Games World, and as a presenter on the game show series’ You Bet! & Finders Keepers.

In the year 2000 Diane worked for a short period as a sports teaching assistant at the Royal School Haslemere specialising in dance and athletics.

A bulimic in her teenage years, Youdale trained as a psychotherapist and Pilates instructor. In April 2007 she appeared on the Trisha Goddard show on Five and in September 2007 she was correctly identified as a Gladiator on the BBC2 quiz show Identity.

On 2 July 2008 it was announced that Sky have plans to do several years of the revival of hit show Gladiators. Diane Youdale, following an interview with Loaded magazine quotes that “Sky reckon they’re going to run it for three to four years so I’ve said to them why not wait until the last ever episode and then I make my comeback then?” she commented. However that will all depend on how well the show does in the ratings.[3]

On 23 September 2008, she joined BBC Tees to start co-presenting the station’s weekday 10.00–13.00 programme with Neil Green. She has a long association with the Middlesbrough-based station, her dad Jack Youdale having been the ‘in-house’ astronomer for its two previous incarnations, BBC Radio Teesside and BBC Radio Cleveland from the start of transmissions the same year Diane was born (31 December 1970).

Youdale appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News in December 2010 as a mystery guest.

She appeared on 19 April 2012 episode of Celebrity Juice. She also appeared on The Big Fat Quiz of the ’90s in 2013.

She has appeared on the spin-off series Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit on the Side and also Big Brother’s Bit on the Side since 2013, analysing the housemate’s behaviour within the Big Brother House.

Personal life[edit]

Youdale married and resided for a period in the London area as she trained in psychotherapy.[4] After separation and divorce, Diane spends her time between North East England and Surrey where she works as a psychotherapist and is launching her own EQ[clarification needed] company Soul Dynamics. She enjoys long walks, exercising and is a keen surfer.[5

Actress (6 credits)
 2018 Eric and the Barbarian (Short)
Jet / Aurora
 2017 The Last Leg (TV Series)
Gladiator Jet – brexit sketch negotiator

Episode #13.3 (2017) … Gladiator Jet – brexit sketch negotiator
 1997 The New Adventures of Robin Hood (TV Series)
Billy

The Prison … Billy
 1994 Games World (TV Series)
The Gamesmistress

BTV: A Christmas Barryl (1994) … The Gamesmistress (as Diane Youdale)
BTV: Moose (1994) … The Gamesmistress (as Diane Youdale)
 1990-1991 She-Wolf of London (TV Series)
She-Wolf / Randi as She-Wolf / Monique

Eclipse (1991) … Randi as She-Wolf
Voodoo Child (1991) … Randi as She-Wolf
Big Top She-Wolf (1991) … She-Wolf (as Diane Youdale)
The Wild Hunt (1990) … She-Wolf (as Diane Youdale)
Can’t Keep a Dead Man Down: Part Two (1990) … She-Wolf (as Diane Youdale)
 1988 Anna
Tänzerin (as Diane Youdale)

Self (33 credits)
 2017 When Gameshows Go Horribly Wrong (TV Movie documentary)
Herself – Jet, Gladiators (as Diane Youdale)
 2016 It’s Not Me, It’s You (TV Series)
Herself – Guest

Episode #1.4 (2016) … Herself – Guest (as Diane Youdale)
 2015 The Saturday Night Story (TV Movie documentary)
Herself / Jet
 2015 Mel & Sue (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #1.6 (2015) … Herself (as Jet)
 2014 Pointless Celebrities (TV Series)
Herself – Contestant

1990s (2014) … Herself – Contestant
 2012-2014 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side (TV Series)
Herself / Herself – Life Coach / Herself – Psychotherapist & Life Coach / …

Episode dated 11 September 2014 (2014) … Herself (as Diane Youdale)
Episode dated 28 August 2014 (2014) … Herself (as Diane Youdale)
Episode dated 7 August 2014 (2014) … Herself (as Diane Youdale)
Episode dated 5 August 2014 (2014) … Herself (uncredited)
Episode dated 31 July 2014 (2014) … Herself (as Diane Youdale)
 2013 The Big Fat Quiz of the 90s (TV Special)
Herself (as Diane Youdale)
 2013 Big Brother’s Bit on the Psych (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 7 September 2013 (2013) … Herself (as Diane Youdale)
 2012 Celebrity Juice (TV Series)
Herself

Camp vs Cool Special (2012) … Herself (as Diane Youdale)
 2008 Big Brother’s Little Brother (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #9.20 (2008) … Herself (as Diane Youdale)
 2008 Gladiators Ready! – The Gladiators Story (TV Movie documentary)
Herself (as Jet)
 2008 Gladiators A to Z (TV Movie documentary)
Herself (as Jet)
 2007 Identity (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #1.11 (2007) … Herself (as Diane Youdale)
 2007 Trisha Goddard (TV Series)
Herself

 2006 Beach Body Circuit Workout (Video)
Herself – Presenter (as Diane Youdale)
 2004 Tabloid Tales (TV Series documentary)
Herself

Darren Day (2004) … Herself (as Diane Youdale)
 2001 I Love the 1990s (TV Series documentary)
Herself

I Love 1992 (2001) … Herself
 1999 Dance Aerobics (Video)
Herself (as Diane Youdale)
 1999 After They Were Famous (TV Series documentary)
Herself

Episode #1.3 (1999) … Herself (as Jet)
 1998 Pulling Power (TV Series documentary)
Herself – Presenter

The International Motorcycle Show (1998) … Herself – Presenter
 1998 Summer Circuit: Beach Body (Video)
Herself (as Diane Youdale)
 1997 Call My Bluff (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 9 May 1997 (1997) … Herself (as Diane Youdale)
 1996 Body and Soul 2 in 1 Aerobics Workout (Video)
Herself (as Diane Youdale)
 1996 You Bet! (TV Series)
Herself – Co-Host

Episode #9.10 (1996) … Herself – Co-Host (as Diane Youdale)
Episode #9.9 (1996) … Herself – Co-Host (as Diane Youdale)
Episode #9.8 (1996) … Herself – Co-Host (as Diane Youdale)
Episode #9.7 (1996) … Herself – Co-Host (as Diane Youdale)
Episode #9.6 (1996) … Herself – Co-Host (as Diane Youdale)
 1992-1996 Gladiators (TV Series)
Jet / Herself – Gladiator

International Gladiators 2: Heat 1 (1996) … Herself – Gladiator (as Jet)
Battle of the Champions (1996) … Jet (as Jet)
Grand Final (1995) … Jet (as Jet)
Semi Final 2 (1995) … Jet (as Jet)
Semi Final 1 (1995) … Jet (as Jet)
 1995 Gladiators: The Ashes (TV Series)
Herself – Gladiator

The Ashes: Heat 2 (1995) … Herself – Gladiator (as Jet)
The Ashes: Heat 1 (1995) … Herself – Gladiator (as Jet)
 1995 Surprise Surprise! (TV Series)
Jet

Episode #12.10 (1995) … Jet
Episode #12.8 (1995) … Jet
 1994 Gimme 5 (TV Series)
Herself – Guest

Episode #3.17 (1994) … Herself – Guest (as Jet)
 1994 The Mountain Bike Show (TV Series)
Herself – Presenter

Episode #3.6 (1994) … Herself – Presenter
Episode #3.5 (1994) … Herself – Presenter
Episode #3.4 (1994) … Herself – Presenter
A Ride for the Environment (1994) … Herself – Presenter
A Helping of Houffalize (1994) … Herself – Presenter
 1994 Celebrity Squares (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #6.5 (1994) … Herself (as Jet)
Episode #6.2 (1994) … Herself (as Jet)
 1992-1993 Gamesmaster (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #3.17 (1993) … Herself
Episode #2.7 (1992) … Herself (as Jet)
 1991/II Finders Keepers (TV Series)
Herself – Co-Host (1998)

 

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