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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: *****