Ninja Warrior UK will return with fifth season in 2019: Here's all you need to know
Production on the upcoming season of Ninja Warrior UK is not expected to begin until later this year and new episodes will start airing next year
Loosely modeled on the Japanese sports entertainment series Sasuke, the UK edition of Ninja Warrior, currently in its fourth series, is packing on viewers with some of the toughest challenges and obstacle courses on TV. And it is just a matter of time before the hit ITV show returns with the fifth season in 2019.
Until then, here's a quick sneak-peek at every detail available about the show so far, from the hosts to the return date.
After garnering a dedicated fan-following with its adrenaline-fueled, action-packed episodes, it didn't come as much of a surprise when the show, executive produced by Michael Kelpie, Martin Scott and Simon Marsh, was recommissioned for another run by the network.
However, production on the upcoming season five of Ninja Warrior UK is not expected to begin until later this year and new episodes will start airing next year.
Who are the hosts?
As the preparation and the search for another round of competitors begins, the producers will be looking out for a fresh set of people willing to push themselves to their limits and try their luck in the ultimate challenge. But there's one thing that will most likely remain the same - the presenters.
For yet another season, fans can expect the trio — Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris ‘Kammy’ Kamara — to continue their hosting duties.
Shephard, a popular face on English television, has other major shows such as Good Morning Britain, This Morning, and Tipping Point to his credit. Humes, on the other hand, was previously aligned with the girl band The Saturdays but has come to be known for her hosting stints on Ninja Warrior UK more recently.
Lastly, Kamara, who returns for the fifth series of the ITV competition, happens to be a former professional footballer and has played for Leeds and Sheffield United.
What about season 4 finale?
The game show that begins with over 200 contestants battling it out for the top 10 spot, continues with its fourth season on ITV. The challenges that took place so far, however, will culminate in a grand finale on Saturday, June 9 at 6.30 pm EST.
"The bravest competitors in the UK meet the toughest course on television once again. I can't wait to see who wins," Asif Zubairy, ITV’s Commissioning Editor for Entertainment quipped.