The Green Arrow shoots his way across the ninja obstacle course for #RedNoseDay
Stephen Amell, Star of The CW’s hit superhero series Arrow, is showing that his intense training as Oliver Queen on television makes him a worthy challenger for American Ninja Warrior. In honor and recognition of Red Nose Day on May 25th, the actor is partaking in a special celebrity edition of the competition. Amell has been a longtime fan of the tv show, but as he told Yahoo TV, even with his intense exercise regimen, the actor admits it’s not easy at all.
“For me, the most nerve-racking moment was the very first obstacle,” Amell explained. “Ninjas make it look easy… It isn’t!” The actor also made sure to point out what really helped him with the event, his coach and the first female to conquer the wall on American Ninja Warrior Kacy Catanzaro. “Her pointers were the difference between the run I had and flaming out super early,” he said.
Here’s a preview of Stephen Amell tackling the obstacle course on May 25th’s American Ninja Warrior:
Red Nose Day is about ending child poverty. According to the organization’s website, “Through the power of entertainment, Red Nose Day raises awareness and money to help the kids who need us most, both at home and around the world. The money we raise supports projects that ensure kids are safe, healthy, educated, and empowered. Red Nose Day funds programs in all 50 states and in some of the poorest communities in Latin America, Asia and Africa.” For more information or to support, please visit: https://rednoseday.org/
NBC for the third straight year will be televising an evening of Red Nose Day programming, including Celebrity Ninja Warrior (8pm), a special edition of Running Wild with Bear Grylls (9pm), and wrapping up with The Red Nose Day Special hosted by Chris Hardwick (10pm).
To see Stephen Amell in action against the obstacle course, be sure to watch when it airs Thursday, May 25th at 8pm on NBC.