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Here’s everything you need to know about the forthcoming season of Australian Ninja Warrior

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Not even the coronavirus pandemic is a match for Australian Ninja Warrior.

The hit endurance challenge series is set to return to Channel Nine later this month, and on Tuesday, 9Now revealed new details about the upcoming season. 

Australian Ninja Warrior will make a welcome return to TV screens on Sunday, July 26 at 7pm.

Making a return: Australian Ninja Warrior is set to return to Channel Nine later this month, and on Tuesday, 9Now revealed new details about the upcoming season. Pictured, Betsy Burnett

Making a return: Australian Ninja Warrior is set to return to Channel Nine later this month, and on Tuesday, 9Now revealed new details about the upcoming season. Pictured, Betsy Burnett

Rebecca Maddern and Ben Fordham will return as the show’s hosts, with Freddie Flintoff acting as sideline commentator. 

The highly anticipated series will also welcome a new host, with former Australian rules footballer Shane Crawford joining the show’s team.

This year’s prize money is up to $400,000, but only if the winner makes it to the top of Mt Midoriyama.

New line-up: Rebecca Maddern (second left) and Ben Fordham (second right) will return as the show's hosts, with Freddie Flintoff (far left) acting as sideline commentator. Shane Crawford (far right) will also join as host

New line-up: Rebecca Maddern (second left) and Ben Fordham (second right) will return as the show’s hosts, with Freddie Flintoff (far left) acting as sideline commentator. Shane Crawford (far right) will also join as host

If no one manages to complete the challenging course, the Furthest Fastest will be announced as the winner and awarded $100,000.

There’ll be 140 ninjas competing for the top prize, including some returning favourites such as Charlie Robbins, Olivia Vivian and Ashlin ‘Flashlin’ Herbert.

This year’s season will also feature gymnasts Betsy Burnett and Jordan Papandrea, along with former NRL player Eloni Vunakece.

Steep climb: This year's prize money is up to $400,000, but only if the winner makes it to the top of Mt Midoriyama. Pictured, Ashlin 'Flashlin' Herbert

Steep climb: This year’s prize money is up to $400,000, but only if the winner makes it to the top of Mt Midoriyama. Pictured, Ashlin ‘Flashlin’ Herbert

There’ll also be a new challenge, with the Power Tower pitting ninjas against each other.

The show was filmed in Melbourne, and was in the middle of filming when coronavirus measures came into play.

Changes were made to filming as a direct result, with the absence of a studio audience, and only the contestants’ family and friends on hand. 

Making changes: The show was filmed in Melbourne, and was in the middle of filming when coronavirus measures came into play

Making changes: The show was filmed in Melbourne, and was in the middle of filming when coronavirus measures came into play

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