Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day: Derek Hough, Nikki Bella, Colton Dunn part of the line-up
Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day is back! NBC's fourth edition of Red Nose Day will be pairing up with American Ninja Warrior for the second time, giving viewers an hour's worth of all their favorite celebrities attempting to best the tough race course.
This year as well a slew of celebs are gearing up to face the daunting course. Derek Hough, and Ne-Yo form 'World of Dance' will be running the course, along with popular WWE wrestler Nikki Bella and comedian and actor Colton Dunn. They are also joined by Olympic gold medallist Nastia Liukin and Gregg Sulkin from 'Runaways'.
Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila will be hosting along with Kristine Leahy. But this time, Akbar will be competing in the course himself. All the celebrities will be paired with an elite ninja who will help them train and prepare for the big day. The show is set to give us some fun and lighthearted moments as celebrities brave the tough obstacle course. Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day will be a one-hour episode that will be included in a three-hour block of Red Nose Day programming on May 24, starting at 8 pm.
Red Nose Day is an annual event that was created by Emmy-winning writer and director Richard Curtis. It harnesses the power of entertainment to raise money and awareness for children living in poverty, ensuring they get access to basic healthcare and education. It is a charity event that is widely supported by celebrities that include the likes of Elton John, Julia Roberts and Ed Sheeran.
The charity has raised more than $1 billion globally since its launch 30 years ago in the UK in 1988.