Stephen Amell is perhaps the greatest special effect on Arrow. He has the look of a superhero, and he’s got the physicality and the athleticism to back it up. Amell can not only climb a salmon ladder, he’s a really compelling performer as well, and it’s hard not to admire his willingness to take on challenges outside of his TV show. Two years ago, Amell took part in a match at WWE’s SummerSlam. And later this month, the actor will be setting his sights on American Ninja Warrior.
Via TVLine, the first footage from Amell’s appearance on Celebrity Ninja Warrior: Red Nose Day has emerged. And unsurprisingly, he doesn’t seem to be phased at all. If anything, the famous obstacle course appears to be too easy for Amell, who actually plays to the crowd between the challenges. The rest of Amell’s appearance on Celebrity Ninja Warrior will air on Thursday, May 25th at 8pm, as part of NBC’s Red Nose Day programming. But Amell won’t be alone: Erika Christensen, Derek Hough, Natalie Morales, Mena Suvari, Nikki Glaser, and Jeff Dye will all make their own runs through the course, in addition to Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton and former Yankees player Nick Swisher.
The Red Nose Day special will feature celebrities contributing to comedic sketches and stunts while raising money for various charities. You can find out more about Red Nose Day by visiting the official site.
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