In 2022 Australian Ninja Warrior is back with the toughest course we’ve ever constructed and a new crop of fast, light fearless Ninjas, this time competing with our Legends on the same course – head to head – when one of the most entertaining programs on TV.
And in an exciting development for season six of the turbo-charged program, this year we welcome an all new presenting line-up. Four-time grand slam champion tennis legend – Ninja obsessed Jim Courier will saddle up alongside Nine’s Leila McKinnon on hosting duties. While national radio superstars from KIIS FM, Will and Woody, will inject their unique brand of humour as they make their debut as sideline commentators on a show they’ve always loved.
This year for the very first time, athletes aged 16 and 17 have been allowed to enter the competition as we welcome the Attack of the Teens. These fresh-faced rookies – who have watched Ninja all their lives – are light, fast and fearless and finally get to take on their heroes and live out their dreams of attempting the daunting Mt Midoriyama.
Our teens will face off with a battle-hardened field of fan favourites, including last year’s furthest fastest Ninja,Zak Stolz, alongside Ashlin Herbert, Ben Polson, Olivia Vivian and Fred Dorrington.
The intensity doubles in the semi-finals where, in a world first, Ninjas will race side-by-side in a sudden-death showdown. The winners of the showdowns get a ticket straight to the Grand Final, while the losers are knocked out of the competition.
2022 also sees the introduction of a raft of demanding new obstacles, including the terrifyingPower Pool which replaces the Power Tower. Competing on the Power Pool course, the four “furthest fastest” Ninjas each night of the heats will go head-to-head on obstacles high above the water with a five-metre drop – the largest drop in Australian Ninja Warrior history. The winner of the Power Pool course that night earns the right to choose who he or she will be competing against in the semi-final.
Then the excitement amps up to 11 in the Grand Final, with Ninjas in dual lanes striving to go one step closer to the almighty Mt Midoriyama, which this year features a 20-metre rope climb to reach the summit.
The competitor who goes furthest on the Grand Final course in the fastest time will be declared the Season 6 winner and take home $100,000. However, conquering Mt Midoriyama in the fastest time will earn the winner an additional $100,000, for total prizemoney of $200,000 and the official title of Australia’s Ninja Warrior.
Plus this series will see ten Australian celebrities tackle the world’s toughest obstacle course for charity. Sport stars, actors and TV presenters will battle it out on the brutal Ninja circuit to win bragging rights and $10,000 for their chosen charity.
, Ninja returns Monday, June 27, at 7.30pm on Channel 9 and 9Now.