Nine today announced that Rebecca Maddern will host the all new series of Australian Ninja Warrior set to debut in 2017.
Australian Ninja Warrior will explode onto Australian screens in an entertainment event unlike any other as 250 Aussies line up to tackle the world’s toughest assault course – determined to beat it and be crowned the nation’s first Ninja Warrior.
In a coup for one of the biggest TV shows in the world, Maddern will bring her respected media talents to the program as the Australian series of Ninja Warrior starts to take shape.
Maddern’s career has spanned 15 years in the industry, including major roles across both radio and television. She joined the Nine Network in early 2016 to co-host The AFL FootyShow where she has been a revelation.
“I’m very excited to be hosting Australian Ninja Warrior. It’s a brand new format for Channel Nine and has a huge following overseas. It’s fresh, highly competitive and very entertaining. I know Australia will love it and I can’t wait for it to begin,” Maddern said.
Nine’s Head of Content, Production and Development, Adrian Swift, is thrilled to have Maddern joining Australian Ninja Warrior.
“Ninja Warrior is one of the biggest shows in the world and will feature some of Australia’s most amazing athletes. Rebecca will bring her journalistic insight, her sporting expertise, and most of all her huge enthusiasm to this massive new TV event. We’re proud to have her hosting the show,” Swift said.
Production is planned to commence in December 2016 before the program premieres on Nine in the second half of 2017.