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Ninja Warrior UK
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Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara host the obstacle-course challenge show Ninja Warrior UK, with celebrity contestants including Jake Quickenden, Dom Lever, Katie Walsh and Lee Latchford-Evans

The adrenaline-fuelled obstacle-course challenge show Ninja Warrior UK is back for a fifth series

A new batch of athletic ninja warriors – plus some old faces – will be testing their might and mettle against a challenging new assault course in this fifth series.

Some competitors have done more training than others, but if they want to make the semi-finals, this week’s hopefuls will have to conquer a wall dubbed ‘The Beast’.

Ninja Warrior UK

Jake Quickenden tests his agility skills

With Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and the irrepressible Chris Kamara following their progress, there’s no shortage of laughter along the way, and rumours of a contestant making it to Mount Midoriyama for the first time in the show’s history mean this year’s series could be the best yet!

TV Times rating: *****

Mandy Cooper
Mandy Cooper

As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.