Watch ‘Arrow’ Star Stephen Amell Channel His Inner Superhero On This Insane ‘American Ninja Warrior: Celebrity Edition’ Obstacle Course

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Stephen Amell plays a superhero on TV, and during the celebrity edition of American Ninja Warrior on Thursday (May 25), he proved he’s got the chops to be one in real life, too.

The Arrow actor was one of many stars who took part in the American Ninja Warrior: Celebrity Edition episode — others included Derek Hough, Erika Christensen and more — as a part of NBC’s Red Nose Day broadcast. By competing in the physical challenge, Amell helped to raise a LOT of money for charity, and he did it in style.

Amell was able to complete the six-obstacle course, which was very challenging, and excel on more than one part. His best challenge was the salmon ladder (a ladder that you can only climb by using your arms!), and his performance gave us major Green Arrow vibes.


The craziest part is that Amell was the only celeb to attempt the salmon ladder, and he did it so well that it appeared like he’d been training for years. We’re pretty sure he can attribute part of this success to his training as The CW hero. Or maybe it was his alter TV ego that came to life during this event? Either way, it was SO cool.

The actor totally exceeded our expectations by raising $35,000 for Red Nose Day, an initiative started by Comedy Relief that aims to stop child poverty all over the world. Pretty impressive, right?

Arrow returns next fall to The CW, but you can check out a glimpse of Amell’s impressive American Ninja Warrior performance above!

(H/T E! News)

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