American Ninja Warrior has released a preview for its first ever celebrity edition episode, featuring Arrow star Stephen Amell. Airing May 25, the show will kick off NBC’s third annual Red Nose Day programming, which raises money and awareness to help children living in poverty in America and around the world.

With the help of veteran ninja warrior Kacy Catanzaro as his coach, the sneak peek shows Amell powering through the first few obstacles of the course.

“People have always wanted to see Stephen on the show,” Matt Iseman, host of American Ninja Warrior, said in an interview with TVLine. “I’m an Arrow fan and when I first saw the Salmon Ladder in the Arrowcave, I thought, ‘This sonuvab–ch is a fan of Ninja Warrior!’”

Other celebrities competing against Amell include Derek Hough (Dancing With the Stars), Erika Christensen (Parenthood), Today anchor Natalie Morales, comedian Nikki Glaser, Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton, former Yankees player Nick Swisher, actress Mena Suvari and comedian Jeff Dye.

The special celebrity episode will air Thursday, May 25 at 8 pm ET on NBC.

Starring Stephen Amell as the Emerald Archer, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars Emily Bett Rickards, David Ramsey, John Barrowman, Willa Holland and more.

Originally posted at – http://www.cbr.com/stephen-amell-american-ninja-warrior/

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