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Australian Ninja Warrior fans SLAM the show for its endless ‘sob stories’

Australian Ninja Warrior fans SLAM the show for its endless ‘sob stories’ – saying that producers should prioritise stars who ‘actually finish the course’

Australian Ninja Warrior sees an eclectic group of competitors battling it out as they attempt to conquer a warrior-worthy obstacle course.

With the chance to win a cash prize of $300,000 and the title of ‘Ninja Warrior Champion’, competitors are pushed to their absolute limits.

But some viewers turned their backs on the show on Sunday night, saying they were unhappy with the amount of airtime given to the athletes’ ‘sob stories’. 

Unhappy: Fans turned their backs on Australian Ninja Warrior on Sunday night, saying they were unhappy with the amount of airtime given to the athletes' 'sob stories'. Pictured: Australian national gymnast Jordan Papandrea, whose successful run aired during an ad break

Unhappy: Fans turned their backs on Australian Ninja Warrior on Sunday night, saying they were unhappy with the amount of airtime given to the athletes’ ‘sob stories’. Pictured: Australian national gymnast Jordan Papandrea, whose successful run aired during an ad break

Many fans’ complaints centered around how producers devoted too much time to irrelevant backstories. 

Several viewers expressed their frustration on Twitter, saying that the stars’ athletic accomplishments were overshadowed by lengthy video packages.

‘Why the big focus on Olivia Vivian? She gets a full interview while we miss three or run [runs] in an ad break,’ one person tweeted. 

Tired of the 'sob stories': Several viewers expressed their frustration on Twitter, saying that the stars' athletic accomplishments were overshadowed by lengthy video packages

Tired of the ‘sob stories’: Several viewers expressed their frustration on Twitter, saying that the stars’ athletic accomplishments were overshadowed by lengthy video packages 

What you missed during the ad break! Editing decisions saw some contestants' grand final runs being removed from Sunday's broadcast, sparking a backlash on social media

What you missed during the ad break! Editing decisions saw some contestants’ grand final runs being removed from Sunday’s broadcast, sparking a backlash on social media 

Bad decision: Jordan's run was skipped in favour of a video package dedicated to Nathan Ryles

Bad decision: Jordan’s run was skipped in favour of a video package dedicated to Nathan Ryles

I am shook! One fan summed up the public outrage, tweeting: 'More utterly strange decisions on not airing the runs of contestants actually COMPLETING the course. But time for the same background stories and family interviews? Strange indeed...'

I am shook! One fan summed up the public outrage, tweeting: ‘More utterly strange decisions on not airing the runs of contestants actually COMPLETING the course. But time for the same background stories and family interviews? Strange indeed…’   

Another added: ‘I’m not going to say again @Channel9 and #NinjaWarriorAU stop not showing some pretty important people! 

‘Cut the backstory bit which we know and show more of the contestants or extend your show! We didn’t get to see some really important runs.’

Editing decisions saw some contestants’ grand final runs being removed from Sunday’s broadcast, sparking a backlash on social media.

One of those unlucky Ninjas was Australian national gymnast Jordan Papandrea, who successfully completed the course during an ad break.

Gimmicky: Jordan Papandrea's run was skipped in favour of a video package dedicated to Nathan Ryles (pictured). Nathan, who failed to complete the course, was favoured by producers because he hoped to propose to his girlfriend upon completion of the course

Gimmicky: Jordan Papandrea’s run was skipped in favour of a video package dedicated to Nathan Ryles (pictured). Nathan, who failed to complete the course, was favoured by producers because he hoped to propose to his girlfriend upon completion of the course

Jordan’s run was skipped in favour of a video package dedicated to Nathan Ryles.

Nathan, who failed to complete the course, was favoured by producers because he hoped to propose to his girlfriend upon completion of the course. 

One viewer said it was unfair to ‘show the repetitive, boring sob stories’ at the expense of athletes who actually completed the course. 

Australian Ninja Warrior continues Monday at 7:30pm on Channel Nine 

Watch all your favourite losers! Ninja Warrior continues Monday at 7:30pm on Channel Nine

Watch all your favourite losers! Ninja Warrior continues Monday at 7:30pm on Channel Nine

Daily Mail UK

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