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Paul ready for TV debut

Paul tackles the Ninja Warrior course.

Strabane’s own ninja, Paul Connolly will be in action this weekend on the hit TV show, Ninja Warrior UK.

Set to feature this Saturday night from 6.30pm on ITV, the 35-year-old local dad takes on the infamously difficult course.

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However the man himself was remaining tight-lipped on his progress.

“I’m definitely on this week,” Paul remarked instead. “I was glad to get the word earlier, so that I could let people know. I’m really looking forward to watching it.”

A manager at the health insurance agency, Optum in Letterkenny, Paul  flew to Manchester to record the show in August of last year. And after his initial Ninja Warrior experience Paul says he would recommend more people audition for the show.

“Why not?” he asked. “The applications are open now for the next series.”

He continued, “Some of the obstacles are tough. And that’s what they were saying, that the standard of competitors is getting higher so they have to make things more difficult.

“We’re heading out to watch it on Saturday night. It should be good. There’ll be a good bit of banter anyway.”
 
• Ninja Warrior UK starts this Saturday night from 6.30pm on ITV.
 
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