Ninja Warrior UK returning to ITV after three years away

Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara will return to host the brand new series.... with a new twist!


The fourth series promises to be bigger, faster, harder, and complete with an all-new competition structure. And in a twist on the format, for the first time in the show’s history, the hunt is on for two champions, as the UK’s top female and male competitors take on the most challenging course ever to be crowned Ninja Warrior UK Male and Female Champions.

The contestants will not only face each other but they will also have to face the 'Ninjas' - a team of professional Ninja Warrior athletes - in head-to-head races.

Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara will preside over the action as contestants take on new courses, new obstacles and even bigger challenges designed as the ultimate test of strength, speed, and courage.


Across eight hour-long episodes, viewers will witness and cheer on the most determined and driven batch of competitors so far, as they put everything on the line to face triumph or failure in front of family, friends, and the nation.


Speaking about the return of Ninja Warrior UK, host Ben Shephard said "Ninja Warrior is a global phenomenon and one of the most fun and physically demanding shows on TV. The new format on ITV will see our daredevil contestants racing over challenging obstacles like you've never seen before."


"The Lycra and Ninja headbands are back - and that's just for me and Kammy! Seriously, I can't wait to be back alongside Kammy and Rochelle - it's going to be epic."


To which Rochelle Humes added "This new series of Ninja Warrior UK is going to be incredible. We have such a wonderful passionate fan base, and we just can’t wait to show them what we have in store – I think they’ll be surprised and thrilled in equal measure as they discover the new challenges. And with Ben and Kammy by my side, I know it’s going to be great fun!"


And Chris Kamara said "I’m so excited about the return of Ninja Warrior UK, it’s always a blast getting to see these incredibly fit humans coming onto the course thinking it’ll be a breeze, but little do they know it never is! Especially in this new series, with an even more difficult course and a brand-new format. I can’t wait to re-join my old pals Ben and Rochelle and see who will be crowned Ninja Warrior UK Male and Female Champions."


Ninja Warrior UK is based on Sasuke, a TBS format and will be produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios. The series will be executive produced by Potato’s Michael Kelpie, Martin Scott, and Helen Tumbridge, and is set to go into production in May.


If you wish to apply for the new series of Ninja Warrior UK, you can do so here.


Ninja Warrior UK returns later this year on ITV