Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios officially joins the cast of upcoming season of Australian Ninja Warrior as sideline commentator
He has long been one of the most watched professional tennis players on the men’s circuit.
But Nick Kyrgios is ready to trade his tennis racket for a microphone as he competes in the upcoming season of Australia’s Ninja Warrior.
A 30-second video for the Channel 9 game show showed the 26-year-old athlete commenting.
Lineup: Nick Kyrgios trades his tennis racket for a microphone on the upcoming season of Australia’s Ninja Warrior, as seen in a new promo video for the show. LR: Ben Fordham, Kyrgios, Rebecca Maddern and Shane Crawford
Kyrgios was portrayed as ‘Australia’s most exciting tennis superstar’, the trailer began, featuring images on the court of the world’s 56th ranked men’s player.
“Now Nick Kyrgios joins the amazing new team at the Ninja of Australia,” the voiceover said, as he showed the Canberran alongside co-stars Ben Fordham, Rebecca Maddern and Shane Crawford.
Kyrgios and Crawford appear to be sharing side jobs this year, after the former AFL star took over from former cricketer Freddie Flintoff.
Dreamteam: Kyrgios and Crawford appear to be sharing side jobs this year, after the former AFL star took over from former cricketer Freddie Flintoff
Top performance: ‘Is that all you have?’ said the tennis legend in the teaser, shrugging his shoulders
The new trailer follows on from an earlier teaser for the series, where Nick was first introduced as a new addition to the Ninja Warrior team.
“Is that all you have?” said the tennis legend in the teaser, shrugging.
In the clip, Nick is introduced alongside recurring commentators Fordham, Maddern and Crawford.
New role: A 30-second video for the Channel 9 game show showed the 26-year-old athlete providing sideline commentary
The course was teased as the toughest of all time with obstacles, now including underwater challenges to conquer Mt Midoriyama.
In the teaser, it also looked like competitors would go head to head in challenges as well.
Stars of the series Jack ‘Deadly Ninja’ Wilson and Ashlin ‘Flashlin’ Herbert race against each other on the track. Olivia Vivian will also return.
Here we go! He was introduced alongside recurring commentators Ben Fordham, Maddern (L) and Shane Crawford
The new series comes after Ben Polson conquered Mt Midoriyama last year.
Ben set a record by climbing Mount Midoriyama in 25.56 seconds and took home a whopping $400,000 in the final.
Looking back on his win, Ben said, “I wasn’t your average kid in school. I felt like an outsider and was bullied a lot.’
The show will air on Channel Nine later this year.
Who will win? The show will air on Channel Nine later this year. In the photo: Olivia Vivian