UK’s toughest entertainment show, Ninja Warrior UK, returns to ITV

UK’s toughest entertainment show, Ninja Warrior UK, returns to ITV

Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara are back to host newly formatted series produced by Potato

Ninja Warrior UK, the toughest series on TV, is about to get tougher as a revamped, high-octane new season returns to ITV and ITV Hub.

Potato, the award-winning ITV Studios label behind The Chase, Beat The Chasers and Moneyball, has confirmed that hit TV series Ninja Warrior UK will be back, but this time it’s bigger, faster, tougher and complete with an all-new competition structure.

In a twist on the format, and for the first time in the show’s history, the hunt is on for two champions, as the UK’s top female and male competitors tackle the toughest course ever to be crowned Ninja Warrior UK male and female champions. .

Not only will the competitors compete against each other, but they will also have to compete against the “Ninjas” – a team of professional Ninja Warrior athletes – in head-to-head races.

Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara will preside over the action as competitors take on new courses, new obstacles and even greater challenges designed as the ultimate test of strength, speed and courage.

In this new 8 x 1 hour series, viewers will witness and cheer on the most determined and motivated group of competitors yet, as they put everything on the line to face triumph or failure before their family, their friends and the nation.

Michael Kelpie, Potato MD and Executive Producer, said: “There’s no other show like Ninja Warrior UK; it’s bigger, harder, more exciting than anything on TV and great Saturday night entertainment for the whole family. We’re thrilled to be back with Ben, Kammy and Rochelle, filming in front of full audiences and with many exciting new surprises for this year’s contestants – and, more importantly, viewers.

Katie Rawcliffe, Head of Entertainment Commissioning at ITV, said: “This brand new, improved and reinvigorated series from Ninja Warrior UK has all the electricity, excitement and entertainment to make it compulsive Saturday viewing. evening. Let the challenges begin!

Ben Shephard said: “Ninja Warrior is a global phenomenon and one of the most fun and physically demanding shows on TV. The new format on ITV will see our daredevil competitors race over challenging obstacles like you’ve never seen before. seen before. The Lycra and the Ninja headbands are back – and it’s just for me and Kammy! Seriously, I can’t wait to be back alongside Kammy and Rochelle – it’s going to be epic.”

Rochelle Humes said: “This new series from Ninja Warrior UK is going to be amazing. We have a wonderful, passionate fanbase, and we can’t wait to show them what we have in store – I think they’ll be both surprised and delighted when they discover the new challenges. And with Ben and Kammy by my side, I know it’s going to be a lot of fun!

Chris Kamara said: “I’m so excited about the return of Ninja Warrior UK, it’s always great to see these amazingly fit humans hit the course thinking it’s going to be a breeze, but they don’t know Not that it’s never been the case! Especially in this new series, with an even tougher course and a whole new format. I can’t wait to catch up with my old pals Ben and Rochelle and see who will be crowned men’s and women’s champions from Ninja Warrior UK.

Ninja Warrior UK is based on Sasuke, a TBS format and will be produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios. The series will be executive produced by Potato’s Michael Kelpie, Martin Scott and Helen Tumbridge, and is set to go into production in May. The series is commissioned for ITV and ITV Hub by Commissioning Editor Kevin O’Brien and Entertainment Commissioning Manager Katie Rawcliffe.

Ninja Warrior UK has been a huge success both on and off screen, with the show successfully expanding into physical recreation destinations with over a million people having visited any of the Ninja Warrior adventure parks around the world. past 12 months, and 13 sites are now open across the UK, including the most recent openings in Milton Keynes and Chatham.

Potato is one of the UK’s most successful entertainment format producers, producing a range of high quality, entertaining and returning formats across multiple genres. Alongside Ninja Warrior UK, Potato’s diverse lineup includes juggernaut The Chase and its thrilling prime-time spin-off Beat the Chasers, both hosted by Bradley Walsh. Their success in game shows continues with Moneyball directed by football legend Ian Wright, Sitting on a Fortune hosted by Gary Lineker (which are also co-produced by Possessed) and Celebability by Iain Stirling. Their entertainment and reality slate includes Billie and Greg: The Family Diaries, Sam and Billie: The Mummy Diaries and Ferne McCann: First Time Mum for ITVBe, while their documentary focus includes Autopsy USA: The Last Hours Of… and Breaking the Band for Reelz. The potato is part of the ITV studios.

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About the potato:
Since its inception in 2013 by producer Michael Kelpie, Potato has seen phenomenal growth with an impressive list of hit TV shows. The UK-based production company has produced a range of high-quality, entertaining, talked-about and returning formats across multiple genres and broadcasters, including award-winning juggernaut The Chase and its thrilling prime-time spin-off Beat. the Chasers, Ninja Warrior UK, Celebability by Iain Stirling, Sam and Billie; The Mummy Diaries, Paddington Station 24/7, My Favorite Sketch and Autopsy USA: The Last Hours Of… for broadcasters like ITV, Channel 5, ITV2, UKTV, Reelz and Sky. The potato is part of the ITV studios.

About Ninja Warrior UK Recreational Locations

Inspired by the hit ITV show, ITV and its partners have created different types of Ninja Warrior UK supervised activity and fitness sites across the UK, all suitable for wide age groups and capacities. The sites are fun, safe and inclusive, allowing all participants to create their own Ninja Warrior UK journeys.

The growing network of Ninja Warrior UK leisure venues now includes 13 Ninja Warrior UK indoor adventure parks and the seasonal Ninja Warrior UK water park at Liquid Leisure (Windsor): between them, these 14 venues have hosted over a million visitors last year.

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Javier E. Swan