Two North Devonians are tackling the Ninja Warrior UK course this Saturday (April 27) including Love Island’s Laura Crane and 2018 finalist Sam West.

North Devon's Laura Crane on Ninja Warrior UK. Picture: ITV/Rachel JosephNorth Devon's Laura Crane on Ninja Warrior UK. Picture: ITV/Rachel Joseph

Croyde surfer Laura, aged 23, is one of several celebrity contestants who attempt to tackle the giant ITV obstacle course in the popular show, which is back for a fifth series.

Viewers can tune in to ITV1 at 6.30pm tomorrow (Saturday) to see how she got on.

Meanwhile, Bideford's Sam West, 19, is back to prove his reaching the final last year was by no means a fluke.

Sam's 2018 debut saw him as the youngest contestant to take part in the show for many years and viewers saw him perform feats of amazing agility and upper body strength to get through to the final, including a very hairy moment on the spinning logs.

ITV has promised that this year in the eight part series viewers will see a competitor reach the mighty Mount Mirdoriyama as they attempt to be crowned the UK's first Ninja Warrior.

Before that happens, a series of contestants will be faced with gruelling challenges including the floating steps, spinning logs, rope climbs and the four metre Warped Wall.

Sam said: "When I was younger I would watch Ninja Warrior UK on TV and see the guys do it before I could apply for the show, I used to think 'Wow, they're like superheroes.'

"When I watch them I thought I could never imagine myself doing it."

Bideford's Sam West, who recahed the Ninja Warrior UK final in 2018, is back in action in the third episode of the latest series, airing on Saturday, April 27 at 6.30pm on ITV1.. Picture: ITV/Rachel JosephBideford's Sam West, who recahed the Ninja Warrior UK final in 2018, is back in action in the third episode of the latest series, airing on Saturday, April 27 at 6.30pm on ITV1.. Picture: ITV/Rachel Joseph

He revealed how for this year he built up various obstacles at home from scaffold poles, including a salmon ladder and 'a big frame to swing on'.

* You can find out how Laura and Sam got on tomorrow evening (Saturday, April 27) at 6.30pm on ITV.