- Brad Moore, Greg Orvis, Ricky Tomlinson, Paul Barber, Denise Van Outen, Laurie Kynaston, Alexei Sayle, Matt Barber and others
- Steve Nesbitt and Brad Moore
- Steve Nesbitt
- Gareth Maxwell Roberts, Lucy Selwood, Lawrence King, Alex Ohanian, Andrew White, Anthony Johnson, Chris Greenhill, Chris Hills, Christian Flood, Christophe Olivier and others
Gloves Off follows Doug who, after the sudden death of his trainer during his championship fight, has inherited a crumbling debt-ridden gym, packed with a mixed bag of crazy would-be boxers.
He's attempted to patch over the cracks in the establishment's finances with a series of loans, and now a particularly unscrupulous, bitter lender is calling in the debt.
Doug faces an ultimatum: he must raise almost £50,000 in a matter of weeks or see his mentor's legacy repossessed, demolished and replaced with a jumped-up pilates parlour for stock brokers. All seems lost until the mother of a weedy teenage newcomer to the gym discovers their plight and reveals that they are of Roma stock: and she might just have a plan that'll raise the cash they need.
However, the plan means Doug facing his demons and taking on the challenge of a lifetime: training her slow-witted brother to fight in a no-holds-barred, £100,000 winner-takes-all, bare-knuckle contest against the reigning 'King of The Gypsies', mammoth man-mountain, Irishman Big Bill Brady.