Stephen Amell Flaunts His Muscles in 'American Ninja Warrior' Sneak Peek
"American Ninja Warrior" has released a sneak peek featuring Stephen Amell taking on the famed course as part of his appearance in Red Nose Day celebrity episode. The "Arrow" actor will appear in the first-ever celebrity edition of "American Ninja Warrior", kicking off the Red Nose Day programming, which raises money and awareness to help children living in poverty around the world.
Coached by "ANW" vet Kacy Catanzaro, the actor confidently starts the course pretty quick through the quintuple steps, before easily gliding through a rope while hanging only onto a single cannon-like ball. The last obstacle, the hanging steps, is probably the toughest hurdle yet.
He jumps nimbly onto hanging wheels, flaunting his impressive upper body strength. As Stephen is a pro at doing his own stunts on The CW's "Arrow", he faces almost zero difficulty to make it through to the other sides.
"For me, the most nerve-racking moment was the very first obstacle,” he said during an NBC Q&A to promote the event. "Ninjas make it look easy… [but] it isn't! It's all adrenaline!" he shared, before adding, "When I can accomplish a goal, have a blast and raise money for an awesome cause at the same time? That's a win right there."
Derek Hough, Erika Christensen, Natalie Morales, Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton, Nikki Glaser, Jeff Dye and more will also be featured in the celebrity edition of "American Ninja Warrior", which is set to air on Thursday, May 25 at 8 P.M. on NBC.
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