Red Nose Day will be a three-hour event this year and
NBC announced Wednesday that they will be adding the first ever Celebrity Edition of American Ninja Warrior to Red Nose Day, which is currently set for May 25 and will be kicking off the three-hour block at 8 p.m.
Among the celebrities that will be tackling the course is Arrow‘s Stephen Amell, Dancing with the Stars‘ Derek Hough, and Natalie Morales. The 8 p.m. Ninja Warrior special will be followed by Running Wild with Bear Grylls for Red Nose Day featuring Julia Roberts as she heads to Kenya at 9 p.m. The Red Nose Day Special will round out the programming block and will be hosted by Chris Hardwick.
“Red Nose Day’s effort to lift children out of poverty is centered around heart and humanity, and we’re excited to create a night of programming that reflects this. From Julia Roberts and Bear Grylls showing viewers the impact of their donations, to celebrities challenging themselves on American Ninja Warrior to raise funds and awareness, this will be an incredible night,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “We are thrilled to have Chris’ wit and compassion championing the evening as our host for The Red Nose Day Special.”
What Red Nose Day special are you looking forward to?