Celebrity Ninja Warrior: Red Nose Day was an American Ninja Warrior's special, which featured nine celebrities, each paired with a top American Ninja Warrior veteran. The show premiered at NBC on May 25th, 2017, recorded prior to American Ninja Warrior 9.
Each celebrity competitor was paired with a top American Ninja Warrior veteran, who served as both their trainer and cheerleader, as they could be tagged by their celebrity partner to attempt the obstacle. Each celebrity competitor would receive $5,000 for Red Nose Day's charity, for each obstacle they completed. If their partner (i.e. American Ninja Warrior veterans) completed it, it didn't count.
However, celebrity competitors were not tied with American Ninja Warrior's rules (e.g. celebrity competitors were allowed to attempt the same obstacle, although he/she had failed before), as the show's purposes were to encourage viewers to donate and have a fun run between celebrity competitors and the veterans.
The obstacles used for this special were the same that would be used for Los Angeles qualifying course on American Ninja Warrior 9 (which would premiere on June 12th, 2017). Also, several obstacles were modified to make them easier for celebrity competitors (since they had a short amount of time for training).
|Celebrity Competitor||Profile||Veteran Partner|
|Natalie Morales||"Access Hollywood" & "Today Show"||Grant McCartney|
|Nikki Glaser||Comedian||Jessie Graff|
|Jeff Dye||"Better Late Than Never"||Meagan Martin|
|Nick Swisher||Baseball's World Series Champion||Drew Drechsel|
|Erika Christensen||"Parenthood"||Flip Rodriguez|
|Derek Hough||"World of Dance" Judge||Daniel Gil|
|Ashton Eaton||2-time Olympic Gold Medalist||Kevin Bull|
|Mena Suvari||"American Beauty"||Natalie Duran|
|Stephen Amell||"Arrow"||Kacy Catanzaro|
* - Modified obstacle for celebrity competitors (compared to American Ninja Warrior 9's Los Angeles course).
^ - Only attempted by Stephen Amell.
|Celebrity Competitor||Veteran Partner||Money Earned||Obstacles Completed||Notes|
|Natalie Morales||Grant McCartney||$10,000||Floating Steps, Cannonball Drop||Fell at the Block Run. Grant McCartney completed the Fly Wheels.|
|Nikki Glasser||Jessie Graff||$10,000||Floating Steps, Fly Wheels||Digest. Fell at the Cannonball Drop, then using a paddle board to across the Fly Wheels. Then, she fell at the Block Run.|
|Jeff Dye||Meagan Martin||$20,000||Floating Steps, Cannonball Drop, Block Run, Warped Wall||Meagan Martin completed the Fly Wheels. He skipped the Battering Ram, directly to the Warped Wall.|
|Nick Swisher||Drew Drechsel||$25,000||Floating Steps, Cannonball Drop, Fly Wheels, Block Run, Warped Wall||Digest. First celebrity competitor to complete the Fly Wheels. He skipped the Battering Ram, directly to the Warped Wall.|
|Erika Christensen||Flip Rodriguez||$25,000||Floating Steps, Cannonball Drop, Block Run, Battering Ram, Warped Wall||Flip Rodriguez completed the Fly Wheels. Completed the Battering Ram by grabbing the bars instead of the cylinders, with Flip Rodriguez helped her. Completed the Warped Wall with Flip Rodriguez's help.|
|Derek Hough||Daniel Gil||$30,000||Floating Steps, Cannonball Drop, Fly Wheels, Block Run, Battering Ram, Warped Wall||Fell at the Fly Wheels, however he completed it at the second attempt. First to complete the Battering Ram with the proper way. First celebrity competitor to complete all the obstacles.|
|Ashton Eaton||Kevin Bull||$30,000||Floating Steps, Cannonball Drop, Fly Wheels, Block Run, Battering Ram, Warped Wall||Digest. Second celebrity competitor to complete all the obstacles.|
|Mena Suvari||Natalie Duran||$20,000||Floating Steps, Cannonball Drop, Block Run, Warped Wall||Skipped the Fly Wheels and Battering Ram. Completed the Warped Wall with help from Flip Rodriguez, Daniel Gil, Grant McCartney, Natalie Duran, Drew Drechsel, and Kevin Bull.|
|Stephen Amell||Kacy Catanzaro||$35,000||Floating Steps, Cannonball Drop, Fly Wheels, Block Run, Battering Ram, Warped Wall, Salmon Ladder||Third celebrity competitor to complete all the obstacles. After that, he attempted the Salmon Ladder (because it was his training tool on his TV series Arrow) and completed it. Fell at the Swinging Peg Board. M&M's Run of The Night.|