Ninja Warrior UK contestant makes history as first winner in five years

Tim Champion has become the first-ever Ninja Warrior UK champion in show’s five-year history.

It has been a long time coming, and it has finally happened, someone has managed to complete the tough course on the ITV programme.

Tim, 23, managed the challenge by scaling it’s epic Mount Midoriyama, which no one has ever reached before.

And it wasn’t easy for the Exeter competitor, who made things a little intense for viewers as he completed the course with one second to spare.

He got there by spinning up the Warped Wall and becoming the first athlete ever to conquer The Flying Bars.

On completing the tough obstacles, he told presenter Rochelle Humes: ‘The energy in the stadium tonight was amazing.’

He then told the audience in the studio: ‘You got me up there.’

Viewers at home flocked to Twitter to congratulate Tim for making history.

The show’s host Ben Shephard tweeted: ‘After 5 yrs, 1000’s of hopefuls, some close calls we have a Ninja Warrior!!

‘Thanks 4 your messages @chris_kammy @RochelleHumes and I love making this show, clearly you guys love it too.

‘@TimChampion1 we salute you 4 conquering the Mountain. Same time next year? #NinjaWarriorUk’.

A viewer shared: ‘It’s taken five series but someone has FINALLY beaten Mount Midoriyama and won #NinjaWarriorUK! WITH ONE SECOND TO SPARE’.

‘History is made!! Someone has finally completed #NinjaWarriorUK,’ said one fan.

An excited fan posted: ‘@ninjawarrioruk @ninjawarrior wow, wow wow #TimChampion born to be just so, a champion. First in five years #NinjawarriorUK’


A shocked Twitter user commented: ‘Didn’t expect to see that tonight. After 5 years, someone has conquered mount midoriyama and have been crowned as the first winner of Ninja Warrior UK.


Another added: ‘@TimChampion1 Well done Tim you really are a champion. Fabulous #NinjaWarriorUK’.

However the win wasn’t a complete surprise, as host Chris Kamara actually let it slip that a contestant would conquer the course on Sunday Brunch last week.

‘We’ve been waiting five series. The obstacles get harder every single year – instead of making it easier so we can get someone up there, we’ve made it harder every year, and the athletes have got better.

‘We’ve got 15 finalists this time around and next Saturday there will be a super human being – our first Ninja Warrior UK.’

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