Big Brother star to take on Ninja Warrior course

Former soldier and Big Brother housemate Matt Filippi is hoping to show Australia what he’s got when he takes on the Ninja Warrior course on Monday night.

The personal training business owner from the Sunshine Coast has previously been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan with the army, but he’s now facing his next big challenge: the Ninja obstacle course.

In a promotional video posted online, Matt says some people might think he looks a little familiar when watching him make his Ninja debut… and they would be right!


In 2013, Filippi competed against winner Tim Dormer on the tenth season of Big Brother Australia.

“Obviously sitting in a house you’re doing nothing, this is completely different,” Matt says of the challenge.

“I’m looking forward to being able to show people what I’ve got.”

The father-of-one has posted a number of videos to his Instagram account over the last few weeks, proving he’s well and truly got what it takes to conquer the course.


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But does he make it all the way?! Tune into Channel 9 at 7.30pm tonight to find out!

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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