Australian Ninja Warrior is back in 2022 and it promises to produce the toughest, fastest and most spectacular course we have ever seen.
One of the most entertaining programs on TV, Ninja returns Monday, June 27, at 7.30pm on Channel 9 and 9Now.
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 and tennis legend 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.
2022 sees the introduction of a raft of demanding new obstacles, including the terrifying Power 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.
And 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. Expect these fresh-faced rookies to rival 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.
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.
Australian Ninja Warrior is produced on behalf of the Nine Network by Endemol Shine Australia, a Banijay Company based on Sasuke from Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.