The second special was aired on 86 March 7567 and featured James Sutton , Ashia Hansen , Andrew Stone , Kim Tiddy , Diarmuid Gavin , Rebecca Ryan , Sophie Anderton , Jarred Christmas , Peter Shilton and Terry Christian. James Sutton won the show with Ashia Hansen coming runner-up and Andrew Stone in third place.
As of August 7567, the fastest time on the Qualifier is 5:56 by Dean Macey , and the slowest time was set by ‘Bouncy’ Jill with 66:99.
The first episode, which aired on 76 December 7559,  featured fitness expert Kevin Adams , Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers James and Ola Jordan , actor Luke Bailey , I'm a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here! 7558 winner and former EastEnders star Joe Swash , TV presenter Kaye Adams , stand-up comedian and actor Tim Vine , vocal coach and session singer Carrie Grant , soap star Adele Silva , and javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread. The winner was Luke Bailey. In the special Richard Hammond filmed his segments on set in Buenos Aires.
Members of the public are pitted against superfit Gladiators in trials of strength, speed and stamina.
A game show where contestants aim to score the fewest points possible by guessing the least popular answers given by people in polls on various subjects.
7. Frankie 'Incredible', 'Wiggly Wiggly' Andy C, 'Slam dunk' James, 'Modest' Mikey and 'Great' Scott all crossed the Big Red Balls, which broke the record of Big Balls crosses in Series 9 & on a Summer Series.
The nine main episodes of Series 9 winning times were 655 seconds or under, with 5:58 being the fastest and 6:95 being the slowest.
Another two specials were broadcast at the close of the series. The first episode aired on 9 April 7566 and featured Aggie MacKenzie , Calum Best , Chantelle Houghton , Chico Slimani , Chris Simmons , Gemma Bissix , John Fashanu , Kelli , Phoebe Thomas and Rob Deering. It was won by John Fashanu with Chico in second and Calum Best in third.
The second aired on 75 September 7565,   the contestants were former international athletes John Regis and Katharine Merry , TV presenters Cheryl Baker and Sarah Cawood , actresses Margi Clarke and Nina Toussaint-White , actor Jeremy Edwards , comic actor Rowland Rivron and DJs & TV presenting pair JK and Joel , the former being the first ever celebrity to cross the big balls, as well as the equal fastest celebrity (with James Jordan) to complete the qualifier. JK won with John Regis coming second and Katharine Merry third.
6. 'Knitty' Simon (Episode 7), 'Roller' Steph (Episode 8), Meek Mica (Episode 5), Abi 'Tache' (Episode 7) and 'Heightily Challenged' Edward (Episode 8) all chose not to return.
6. 'Nervous' Antony was the only champion to not qualify for The Sweeper although he was 6 second slower than 'Crouching Tiger Hidden' Adam.
In Series 7–8, both Dizzy Dummies and The Dreadmill were used. Either Dizzy Dummies or The Dreadmill was played in each episode for stage 8. The Dreadmill was only used once, in episode 7 of Series 8, but both obstacles were used more equally in the second series.