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Ninja Warrior UK is the British adaption of the Japanese game show, SASUKE. It airs Saturday nights on ITV (STV in Scotland, UTV in Northern Ireland). The first series of the show was filmed at Manchester Central Arena, Manchester, England. 250 competitors participated over 5 heats, 2 semi-finals and a final, stretching over eight episodes.


The Heats

The Heats were run over 5 episodes with 50 competitors in each. The fastest 10 finishers in each heat would advance to the next round. If less that 10 competitors completed the course, the competitors who got the furthest and fastest round the course would advance to the next round. There was no time limit in the heats.

Obstacles (Heat 1)

Quintuple Steps
Log Grip
Dancing Stones
Jump Hang
Curtain Slider
Warped Wall

Heat 1

Name Profile Result Notes
Daisuke Miura Ballet Teacher ① Quintuple Steps
Christie Wright Midwife ② Log Grip
Andrew Everett Firefighter ③ Dancing Stones Disqualified. Hands touched stone.
Chante Gibson Law Student ② Log Grip
Franky Vincentio International Model ⑤ Curtain Slider
Rebecca Mussenden Paralegal ① Quintuple Steps
Chizzy Inyang Microbiologist ① Quintuple Steps
Angela Fegan Community Fitness Instructor ① Quintuple Steps
Ross Shackleford Barista ① Quintuple Steps Reached ledge, but fell back into water.
Justin Woodhatch-Brand Insurance Risk Analyst ① Quintuple Steps Reached ledge, but fell back into water.
Maxwell Scott Court Administration Officer ④ Jump Hang
Daniel Strauss Gym Trainer ⑤ Curtain Slider
J.D. McManus Wolvarene Lookalike ① Quintuple Steps
Lucy Tyler Secondary Maths Teacher ② Log Grip
Stephen McCaffrey Manufacturing Engineer ③ Dancing Stones
Luke Allen (HunterUnit751) Trainee Accountant/Ninja Warrior of Halo Host ③ Dancing Stones Known on YouTube as "ExtremeUKGaming".
Graeme McIvor Complaints Handler ③ Dancing Stones
Matt Akerfeldt Photographer Clear (2:05)
Robert Wotherspoon Train Driver ④ Jump Hang
Chris Sansom Wedding Photographer ④ Jump Hang
Ashley Watson Student ④ Jump Hang
Lianne Thomas Major Events Manager ④ Jump Hang
Thomas Gilman Firefighter ④ Jump Hang
Richard Lancaster RAF Firefighter ④ Jump Hang
Eilionior Fegan Pole Fitness Instructor ④ Jump Hang
Caroline Lech Firefighter ④ Jump Hang
Martin Gibson Firefighter ② Log Grip
Darren Bramhall Firefighter ③ Dancing Stones Disqualified. Hands touched stone.
Geoffrey Trigg Tailor ② Log Grip Father of Dion Trigg.
Dion Trigg Personal Trainer Clear (3:40)
Julian Davis Unknown ⑤ Curtain Slider
Max Reeves Property Developer ② Log Grip
Karen Ward Family Care Worker ② Log Grip
Sally Stretton Acupunturist ② Log Grip
Victoria Williams Film Technician ② Log Grip Reached ledge but fell back into water.
Oliver Griffiths Artificial Joint Engineer ② Log Grip
Steve Lebourn Stone Mason Clear (1:37)
Tim Champion Trainee Aircraft Engineer Clear (1:59)
Peter White Wedding Singer ④ Jump Hang
Corbin Mackin Gas Engineer Clear (2:42)
Presh Muhunthan Student Clear (2:50)
Katie McDonnell Professional Free Runner Clear (2:28) First woman to complete the course, and qualify to the semi-finals.

Note: Despite not finishing the course, Julian Davis, Franky Vincentio and Daniel Strauss also took places in the semi-finals due to getting the furthest round the course.


Obstacles (Heat 2)

Quintuple Steps
Cargo Net Rider (Rope Ladder and Slider Jump fusion)
Dancing Stones
Jump Hang (fusion with Tarzan Rope)
Swing Circle
Warped Wall

Heat 2

Name Profile Result Notes
Kev Harvey-Austen Support Analyst ① Quintuple Steps
Narelle Allen Lecturer ② Cargo Net Rider
Ian Jones Online Video Editor ⑥ Warped Wall
Fizz Hood Trainee Stunt Woman Clear (1:51) 11th place. Second woman to complete the course.
Gemma Lawrie Horse Dentist ① Quintuple Steps Touched the water.
Derrick Bennet Rapper ① Quintuple Steps
Emma Hine Carer ① Quintuple Steps
Corrie Jamieson Security Guard ① Quintuple Steps
Jacqui Macquisten Personal Trainer ① Quintuple Steps
Jo Murphy Business Support Manager ① Quintuple Steps
Nerijus Zukauskas Personal Trainer ① Quintuple Steps
Ian Chodera Software Engineer ③ Dancing Stones Disqualified. Belly-flopped on stone and fell over.
Ben Gregory GB Decathlete ④ Jump Hang Touched the water.
Jess Tappin GB Heptathlete ③ Dancing Stones Girlfriend of Ben Gregory. Disqualified due to knee touched on stone and fell over.
Lesley-Anne Dall Ex-Scotland Netballer ③ Dancing Stones
Mario Santos-Costa Ex-GB Candeist ④ Jump Hang
Connell Macquisten Pole Vaulter ① Quintuple Steps
Shirley Darlington Food Blogger Clear (2:33) 14th place.
Bradley Moss Student Clear (1:10)
Mike Gray Train Conductor ④ Jump Hang
Emma Abbott Personal Assistant ④ Jump Hang
Will Callard Forensics Student ④ Jump Hang
Jonny Shires Support Worker ④ Jump Hang
Rebecca McMullin Chef ④ Jump Hang
Nader Farhead Sports Therapist ④ Jump Hang
Nadine Blacow Pole Fitness Instructor ④ Jump Hang
Uzo Ehiogu Physiotherapist ④ Jump Hang
Michael Noon Refrigeration Engineer Clear (1:47)
Fiona Silk Landscape Designer ⑤ Swing Circle
Danny Pace Carpenter Clear (1:27)
Lawrence Pace Bricklayer Clear (1:27) Brother of Danny Pace.
Salah Boukottya Engineer Clear (2:04) 13th place.
Craig Forest Sheep Farmer Clear (1:46)
Connor McComb Student Clear (1:06)
Jake Maguire Electrical Engineer Clear (1:08)
Yusuf Bassir Hair Model Clear (1:59) 12th place.
Louise Saul Scientific Research Technician ④ Jump Hang
Jason Brownhill Subsea Controls Engineer ⑤ Swing Circle
Tom Padberg Recruiter Clear (1:16)
Gary Ratcliffe Police Officer Clear (0:53)
Dan Bridge HGV Driver Clear (0:53)


Obstacles (Heat 3)

Quintuple Steps
Silk Slider (ANW 7 Mini Silk Slider)
Dancing Stones
Jump Hang (fusion with Tarzan Rope)
Rope Junction
Warped Wall

Heat 3

Name Profile Result Notes
Jackie Grier Leadership Consultant ① Quintuple Steps
Muhonu Robertson Labourer ③ Dancing Stones Belly-flopped on stone and fell over later.
Alicia-Paris Fairclough Cheerleading Coach ① Quintuple Steps
Shane Oakden Electrical Engineer ③ Dancing Stones Disqualified. Hands touched stone.
Amy Marshall Fitness Instructor ① Quintuple Steps
Joel Jackson Vehicle Technician ③ Dancing Stones
Ricky Warren Personal Trainer ③ Dancing Stones
Mike Platt Entertainer ③ Dancing Stones Disqualified. Hands touched stone.
Heidi Hickling-Moore Circus Performer & Teacher ① Quintuple Steps Touched the water.
Ruel DaCosta Managing Director ① Quintuple Steps
Pete Cracknell Mobile App Developer ⑤ Rope Junction
Melanie Barber Pharmacy Dispencer ① Quintuple Steps
Kayleigh Watson Equine Veterinary Lecturer ③ Dancing Stones Disqualified. Hands touched stone.
Jason Barth Trading Manager ④ Jump Hang
Laura Madge Fitness Model ⑥ Warped Wall
"Luther Valentine" Pro Wrestler ③ Dancing Stones
"Lucha DS" Pro Wrestler ③ Dancing Stones Disqualified. Hands touched stone.
"Magico" Pro Wrestler ⑤ Rope Junction
"Damien Corvin" Pro Wrestler ④ Jump Hang
Kat Merchant Rugby Coach ③ Dancing Stones Knee touched on stone and fell over.
Caradog Rogers Physics Teacher Clear (1:49)
Jack Eyers Model / Personal Trainer ③ Dancing Stones Attempted the course with one leg.
Caroline Cowie Catering Manager ④ Jump Hang
Stefano Castilletti Penetration Tester ⑤ Rope Junction
Callum Knox Basketball Coach ④ Jump Hang
Bill Moore Control Systems Engineer ④ Jump Hang
David Hackett Armed Forces ④ Jump Hang
Jackson Hulme Personal Trainer ⑤ Rope Junction
Teige Matthews-Palmer PhD Student Clear (0:51)
Jason Ellis Marketing Manager ① Quintuple Steps
Adam Humphreys Chainsaw Sculpture Clear (1:32)
Rich Priestley Chimney Sweep Clear (2:18) 11th place.
JD Hylton Physiotherapist Clear (2:03)
Isky Fay Trainee Stuntman Clear (2:01)
John Haldane Zoology Student Clear (1:43)
Oli France Sales Rep Clear (1:25)
Joe Swales Engineering Student Clear (1:29)
Evan Gill Wine Retailer Clear (2:25) 12th place.
Laurence Gill IT Analyst Clear (2:08)
Howard Gill Coffee Roaster Clear (1:20) Brothers of Laurence Gill and Evan Gill.


Obstacles (Heat 4)

Quintuple Steps
② Door Rider (Floating Boards and Log Grip fusion)
Dancing Stones
Jump Hang (ANW 5/6 Swing Jump)
Ring Toss
Warped Wall

Heat 4

Name Profile Result Notes
Amanda Lucas Care Worker ② Door Rider Reached ledge, but fell back into water.
Holly Worthington Nanny ② Door Rider
Kirsten Herpe Student ② Door Rider
Hannah Leong Jewellery Sales Associate ② Door Rider Reached ledge, but fell back into water.
Robert Hunter Production Operative ② Door Rider Reached ledge, but fell back into water.
Gemma Simpson Events Marketing Manager ⑤ Ring Toss Almost went out on the door rider.
Marc Crowley Fitness Instructor ④ Jump Hang
John Morris Scaffolder Clear (2:34)
Ashley Perkins Primary School Teacher ③ Dancing Stones
Sarah Cammidge P.E Teacher ① Quintuple Steps
Paul Dawn Guitar Teacher ③ Dancing Stones Disqualified. Hands touched stone.
Colin Jellie Religious Study Teacher ④ Jump Hang
Alexandra Pretious Bus Depot Manager ⑤ Ring Toss
Richard Bartlett Product Manager Clear (2:01)
Nigel Leeming Musician & Climbing Instructor Clear (3:47) 12th place.
Dawei Hu Lawyer ⑤ Ring Toss
Emma Jones Police Officer ⑤ Ring Toss Fell back on the platform from beginning of Ring Toss.
Samuel Lemon Gymnastics Coach ⑤ Ring Toss
Benjamin Search Energy Engineering Student ⑤ Ring Toss Touched the water, then fell into water.
Emma Paveley Finance assistant ⑥ Warped Wall
Michael Dowrick Prison Doctor ④ Jump Hang
Thomas Dowrick Electronics Engineer Clear (2:58)
Toby Segar Parkour Professional Clear (1:07)
Mike Lewis Firefighter ① Quintuple Steps Reached ledge, but fell back into water. Former Gladiator "Saracen".
Jack Gallagher Carpenter & Plasterer Clear (2:14)
Thomas Blanc Retail Manager Clear (2:08)
Stephen Hossain Tree Surgeon Clear (1:52)
Andrei Burton Pro Mountain Bike Rider Clear (2:48)
Paul Allen Youth Worker Clear (2:11)
Leah Crane Professional Climber Clear (3:04) 11th place.
Jonny Urszuly Personal Trainer Clear (2:58)
Unknown Student/Male ⑤ Ring Toss


Obstacles (Heat 5)

Quintuple Steps
② Telephone Pole Rider (ANW 5 Utility Pole Slider)
Dancing Stones
Jump Hang (ANW 5/6 Swing Jump)
Ring Toss
Warped Wall

Heat 5

Name Profile Result Notes
Joel St John Electrical Project Manager ① Quintuple Steps
Leah Robinson Occupational Therapy Student ② Telephone Pole Rider
Rod Davies Photographer ② Telephone Pole Rider Reached ledge, but fell back into water.
Kiong Chea Trading Support Specialist ② Telephone Pole Rider Reached ledge, but fell back into water.
Nick Sandford Boxing Coach ② Telephone Pole Rider
Lisa Curran Personal Trainer ② Telephone Pole Rider
Vivian Lau Administrator ② Telephone Pole Rider
Llara Romanovski Crossfit Coach ② Telephone Pole Rider
Mark Watt Supermarket Security Guard ② Telephone Pole Rider Reached ledge, but fell back into water.
Jamie Harris Volunteer Officer ② Telephone Pole Rider Reached ledge, but fell back into water.
Ruth Robson Cake Company Head Of Sales ② Telephone Pole Rider
Sanna Duthie Administrator ② Telephone Pole Rider
Juliet Taylor Police Officer ⑤ Ring Toss
Rhys Williams Optician ① Quintuple Steps
Sandra Doyle Chocolatier ③ Dancing Stones
Antony Russell Student ③ Dancing Stones Disqualified. Hands touched stone and fell over.
David McGarrigle Youth Worker ③ Dancing Stones Disqualified. Hands touched stone and fell over.
Karina Grimes Floral Designer ④ Jump Hang
Matthew Owen Fabricator ④ Jump Hang
Andy Young Professional MMA Fighter ④ Jump Hang
Kat Parnell Football Coach ④ Jump Hang
Mark Ruddick Theatre Fight Director ④ Jump Hang
Lydia Bayes Gym Owner ④ Jump Hang
Eduardas Jeriomenko Student Clear (2:25)
Angela Rodway Teacher ① Quintuple Steps
Craig Robinson Lifeguard Clear (2:23)
Austin Williams Bodybuilder ④ Jump Hang
Katie Brighton-Jones Bootcamp Owner ④ Jump Hang Husband to Neil Jones.
Neil Jones Bootcamp Owner ② Telephone Pole Rider Made it to the end, but slipped off.
Louis Parkinson Rock Climber Clear (1:54)
Danny Charge Pole Fitness Instructor Clear (2:23)
Killian Kilduff Music Teacher ⑤ Ring Toss
Unknown Male ⑤ Ring Toss
Unknown Male ④ Jump Hang
Unknown Female ④ Jump Hang
Lee Wieczorek Overhead Linesmen ③ Dancing Stones
Steve Jehu Gymnastics Coach Clear (2:15)
Jo Tindely Semi-Professional Cyclist ⑤ Ring Toss
Merv Mulholland Mechanical Engineer Clear (2:17)
Jo Shippey Firefighter ⑤ Ring Toss Reached ledge but fell back into water.
Timothy Shieff Professional Freerunner Clear (1:42)
Lilian Hunt PhD Student Clear (3:15) Second woman to qualify in the Semi-Finals.

Note: Even though Jo Tindely and Jo Shippey did not complete the course, they still advanced to the semi-finals due to making it to the furthest. Also, both are the 3th and 4th women to be in the semi's.

Semi-finals

The Semi-finals was run over with 2 episodes with around 25 competitors with wildcards (competitors who finished the heat's course, but didn't reach the top 10) in each. There was no time limit in semi-finals. The top 7 fastest and the furthest competitors will advanced into the finals.

Obstacles

Quintuple Steps
Log Grip
Balance Bridge (ANW 5 version)
Jump Hang
Cycle Road
Warped Wall
Chain Swing (ANW 5 Floating Chains)
⑧ Arm Rings
Chimney Climb

Results

Semi-Finals 1

Name Heat Placing Heat Result Notes
Daniel Strauss 10th 1 ④ Jump Hang
Jo Tindley 10th 5 ② Log Grip
Danny Pace 7th 2 ③ Balance Bridge
Lawrence Pace 7th 2 ⑦ Chain Swing Reached ledge, but fell back into water.
Gary Ratcliffe 1st 2 ④ Jump Hang
Lilian Hunt 8th 5 ④ Jump Hang
Caradog Rogers 7th 3 ④ Jump Hang
Jake Maguire 4th 2 ④ Jump Hang
Salah Boukottaya Wildcard 2 ④ Jump Hang
Craig Forest 9th 2 ④ Jump Hang
Fizz Hood Wildcard 2 ⑧ Arm Rings
Steve Lebourn 1st 1 ⑦ Chain Swing
Julian Davis 8th 1 ⑦ Chain Swing
JD Hylton 9th 3 Clear (5:37) 9th place.
Nigel Leeming Wildcard 4 ④ Jump Hang
Presh Muhunthan 6th 1 ④ Jump Hang
Jack Gallagher 6th 4 ④ Jump Hang
Corbin Mackin 5th 1 Clear (4:07)
Paul Allen 5th 4 Clear (2:54)
Jonny Urzuly 10th 4 Clear (3:27)
Andrei Burton 8th 4 Clear (4:09) 8th place.
Joe Swales 4th 3 Clear (3:35)
Richard Bartlett 3rd 4 Clear (3:00)
Leah Crane Wildcard 4 ④ Jump Hang
Yusuf Bassir Wildcard 2 ③ Balance Bridge
John Haldane 6th 3 ④ Jump Hang
Stephen Hossian 2nd 4 ④ Jump Hang
Toby Segar 1st 4 Clear (2:31)
Teige Matthews-Palmer 1st 3 Clear (2:30)

Semi-Finals 2

Name Heat Placing Heat Result Notes
Matt Akerfeldt 3rd 1 ③ Balance Bridge Disquliafied. Touch the metal cable.
Eduardas Jeriomenko 7th 5 ④ Jump Hang
Jo Shippey 9th 5 ④ Jump Hang
Merv Mulholland 4th 5 ⑤ Cycle Road
John Morris 7th 4 ④ Jump Hang
Steve Jehu 3rd 5 Clear (3:06)
Dion Trigg 7th 1 ④ Jump Hang
Tom Padberg 6th 2 ④ Jump Hang
Rich Priestley Wildcard 3 ④ Jump Hang
Michael Noon 10th 2 ④ Jump Hang
Danny Charge 5th 5 ④ Jump Hang
Louis Parkinson 2nd 5 ④ Jump Hang
Thomas Blanc 4th 4 ④ Jump Hang
Connor McComb 3rd 2 ④ Jump Hang
Shirely Darlington Wildcard 2 ④ Jump Hang
Katie McDonnell 4th 1 Clear (5:03)
Dan Bridge 1st 2 ⑧ Arm Rings
Bradley Moss 5th 2 ⑦ Chain Swing
Craig Robinson 5th 5 ⑧ Arm Rings
Isky Fay 8th 3 ⑤ Cycle Road Reached ledge, but fell back into water.
Oli France 3rd 3 ⑥ Warped Wall
Evan Gill Wildcard 3 ④ Jump Hang
Laurence Gill 10th 3 ⑧ Arm Rings
Howard Gill 2nd 3 Clear (3:26)
Thomas Dowrick 9th 4 Clear (4:19)
Adam Humphreys 5th 3 Clear (3:40)
Franky Vincentio 9th 1 ⑦ Chain Swing
Tim Champion 2nd 1 Clear (3:21)
Timothy Shieff 1st 5 Clear (2:32)

The Finals

The Finals was where the remaining 14 competitors from 2 semi-finals will battle it out to become the first Ninja Warrior UK.

Stage 1 Obstacles

  1. Quintuple Steps
  2. Pipe Slider (ANW 6 Downhill Pipe Drop)
  3. Balance Bridge (ANW 5 version)
  4. Giant Cycle
  5. Spider Jump
  6. Warped Wall
  7. Chain Swing (ANW 5 Floating Chains)
  8. Spinning Bridge
  9. Chimney Climb

Time Limit: 180 seconds

Results

Name Semi's Placing Semi-Final Profile Result Notes
Katie McDonnell 7th 2 Professional Freerunner 2. Pipe Slider
Thomas Dowrick 6th 2 Electronics Engineer 2. Pipe Slider
Corbin Mackin 7th 1 Gas Engineer Clear (0:16 left)
Adam Humphreys 5th 2 Chainsaw Sculpture 5. Spider Jump
Joe Swales 6th 1 Engineering Student 5. Spider Jump
Jonny Urszuly 5th 1 Personal Trainer Clear (0:45 left)
Howard Gill 4th 2 Coffee Roaster 5. Spider Jump
Tim Champion 3rd 2 Trainee Aircraft Engineer Clear (0:53 left)
Steve Jehu 2nd 2 Gymnastics Coach 8. Spinning Bridge
Richard Bartlett 4th 1 Product Manager 2. Pipe Slider Reached ledge, but fell back into water.
Paul Allen 3rd 1 Youth Worker 5. Spider Jump
Timothy Shieff 1st 2 Professional Freerunner Clear (1:26 left)
Toby Segar 2nd 1 Parkour Professional Clear (1:33 left)
Teige Matthews-Palmer 1st 1 PhD Student Clear (1:31 left)

Note: The slowest time in the semi-finals goes first in Stage 1.

Stage 2 Obstacles

  1. Rope Jungle
  2. Salmon Ladder
  3. Unstable Bridge
  4. Doorknob Grasper
  5. Wall Lift
  6. Floating Boards
  7. Ultimate Cliffhanger
  8. Flying Bar

Time Limit: Obstacle 1-5 : 75 seconds. Obstacle 6-8 : No time limit.

Results

Name Semi's Placing Semi-Final Profile Result Notes
Corbin Mackin 7th 1 Gas Engineer 2. Salmon Ladder
Toby Segar 2nd 1 Parkour Professional 2. Salmon Ladder
Tim Champion 3rd 2 Trainee Aircraft Engineer 3. Unstable Bridge
Jonny Urszuly 5th 1 Personal Trainer 3. Unstable Bridge Timed Out.
Teige Matthews-Palmer 1st 1 PhD Student 3. Unstable Bridge
Timothy Shieff 1st 2 Professional Freerunner 5. Wall Lift Timed Out. Last Man Standing.

Stage 3 Obstacle

  1. 70 feet Rope Climb

Time Limit: Not Revealed (Not Attempted).

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