Townsville man Matt Wilson is a competitor on Australian Ninja Warrior.
Townsville man Matt Wilson is a competitor on Australian Ninja Warrior. Channel 9

Is this Australia’s new TV hit?

WHEN was the last time you saw a part-time male stripper dressed in a super hero costume leap across platforms in a mega obstacle course?

That's what Channel Nine's big new television show, Australian Ninja Warrior, delivered to viewers across the country in flashy and physically challenging fashion.

Based on a US format, it's essentially a giant obstacle course through which contenders must race.

If they make it to the end - and fast enough - they're in the running to be named the ultimate Ninja Warrior.

And most Aussies seemed to be loving the action-packed show sick. As its first episode played out, social media lit up enthusiastically - and many hilariously so.

Those who had a crack included a former hurdling champion, a retired gymnast, a girl dressed as a bunny rabbit, a bloke wearing a Deadpool suit who's a part-time stripper and a fellow dressed as Tarzan.
What's not to love?

Here's how Twitter reacted to what might just be the country's new favourite show:

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