El Pole Ninja Warrior UK - 12/04/15

Is there anything that our El Polercise Fegan can not do? Eh, no, I don't think so... Just as El, owner of Polercise, is preparing for her next bodybuilding competition she nipped over to the UK to take part in Ninja Warrior. The first episode which she was in aired yesterday on ITV.

Ninja Warrior, the notoriously tough assault course that has been a hit show in several countries around the world, has arrived in the UK. Ninja Warrior is based on Sasuke, the Japanese TV show that has been going since 1997. A broad range of competitors, from renowned athletes, to everyday people, to celebrities take part. Some are well known for returning year after year. In the US remake of Ninja Warrior, Hollywood stuntman Rich King, a handful of former American Gladiators, British film actor William Moseley (best known as Peter Pevensie in the new Chronicles of Narnia films), former NFL player Shawne Merriman and several Olympic athletes have all had a go.

The UK event is being held indoors at Manchester Central exhibition centre. The course looks like something out of Gladiators but the format is similar to Total Wipeout.

Ben Shephard, pop singer Rochelle Humes from The Saturdays, and Chris Kamara, the former England footballer turned Sky Sports presenter, are the hosts. Over the course of the eight-part series, 250 ambitious contestants will take on the challenge.