Australian Ninja Warrior moves to Melbourne

Australian Ninja Warrior has captivated the nation for two seasons and today it was announced that Nine’s smash-hit program will be returning in 2019 for a groundbreaking third season at its new home in Melbourne.

The third Australian season of the worldwide phenomenon will thrill audiences with never before seen elements on a recharged course. Viewers will be holding their breath as competitors tackle new challenges and showcase their unbelievable strength and determination once again.

Rebecca Maddern, Ben Fordham and Freddie Flintoff will be back to take viewers through every jump, leap, heart-stopping victory and heart-wrenching fall. Fan-favourite Ninjas will return to compete alongside fresh faces who have been inspired by those who have braved the course before them.

Nine’s CEO, Hugh Marks, said: “With a relocation to Melbourne, Australian Ninja Warriorwill return with brand new, breath taking elements, taking this remarkable show to a new level of awe-inspiring entertainment for Australians of all ages.

“There will be more excitement, more phenomenal challenges, more heroic Ninjas and more high-quality family viewing.”

The move has been made possible with the support of Visit Victoria.

Nine Melbourne Managing Director Matt Scriven, said: “It is with great excitement that we welcome Australian Ninja Warrior to Melbourne. We take great pride in all the shows that are produced here and we can’t wait to have one of the greatest shows on Australian TV right on our doorstep.

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