ITV's Ninja Warrior UK to return for second series in 2016

Published Thursday, Aug 20 2015, 16:23 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara will return for a new series of Ninja Warrior UK.

The second series of the assault course game show will air in 2016, ITV has confirmed.

Ninja Warriors UK, Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes, Chris Kamara, Sat 18 Apr


Ninja Warrior UK sees competitors pushed to their limits as they attempt to complete TV's toughest obstacle course.

It's a format which has already been a smash hit in the USA, Sweden and Japan, and it's clearly been a hit with UK audiences too, as the first series of the game show peaked at six million viewers.

The series featured jaw-dropping challenges and adrenaline-fuelled action as contestants were challenged to complete three punishing stages.

In the first series, 250 ambitious competitors attempted to conquer what's been dubbed "the toughest obstacle course ever seen on British television", and 18,000 viewers have already applied to take on the legendary obstacle course for the series two.

Asif Zubairy, ITV's commissioning editor for entertainment, said: "I'm delighted Ninja Warrior UK's coming back. The show's mix of contestants' hilarious attempts and inspirational performances is presented brilliantly by Ben, Rochelle and Kammy."

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