Australian Ninja Warrior is returning soon to Channel 9 and 9Now with an all-new super team calling the shots.
The supercharged 2022 season will be hosted by tennis legend Jim Courier and journalist and presenter Leila McKinnon, with resident funny men Will & Woody from KIIS FM’s national Drive show course-side.
The family-favourite program, which has captivated audiences over five seasons, goes into production for Season 6 in February at a totally refreshed obstacle course at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney’s Olympic Park.
Former world No. 1 tennis player and Australian Open commentator Jim Courier says AustralianNinja Warrior will be completely reborn in 2022 with new challenges that push a fresh crop of Ninjas to their limits.
“Like Grand Slam tennis, Australian Ninja Warrior is an amazing test of athleticism and tenacity. I’ve always loved Ninja, so I’m thrilled to be on board to witness this year’s Ninjas test their physical and mental limits,” Jim said.
Leila McKinnon said: “I have been a huge fan from the start so it will be a privilege now to be front and centre with these athletes to see what they can achieve when put to the test. This year the Ninjas will go further, faster and higher on a supercharged new obstacle course.”
Will & Woody said: “We’ve spent the last two months working so hard to get in shape and are just finding out now that we’re not actually doing the course.
“We are incredibly excited to be joining one of our favourite shows, Australian Ninja Warrior, and we can’t wait to see what the contestants bring to the course”. Australia Ninja Warrior is a high-stakes game – with Mt Midoriyama being conquered only once in five seasons, the question is can someone do it again?
Audience tickets for the upcoming season are available from http://nine.com.au/NinjaWarrior from 10.00am Tuesday, February 1.