It’s been a year since Mt Midoriyama was conquered, and in 2021 the brutal monster is seeking revenge when Australian Ninja Warrior returns on Sunday, June 20, at 7.00pm on Channel 9.
A killer new course, including 26 obstacles never seen before, will delight and excite fans, and push the Ninjas into uncharted levels of punishing endurance on the show that has become a global phenomenon.
This year, on the toughest course ever designed, the Ninjas will be challenged in new and unexpected ways. For the first time ever, Ninjas will be able to choose their own path, taking them through to the gravity-defying Warped Wall, which is now ten centimetres higher. New obstacles include the lung-busting Underwater Escape and the forearm-destroying Dragon Back.
Hosts Rebecca Maddern, Ben Fordham and Shane Crawford will be joined on the course by Nick Kyrgios, the man John McEnroe described as the most talented tennis player he has seen in ten years, as he makes his Australian Ninja Warrior debut. Forever unpredictable and always entertaining, Kyrgios will bring his own flair to the commentary.
This year the tortuous course moves to a new location of truly Olympic proportions: Sydney Olympic Park, where new competitors will be welcomed as well as seasoned returning veterans. We will watch as a fresh cohort of Ninjas – plus fan favourites like Ashlin Herbert, Sam Goodall, Olivia Vivian and Ben Polson – test their skills, scrambling through the course to become the furthest fastest.