Rebecca Maddern Ninja Warrior obstacle course gender

It's the action-packed reality show that subjects both male and female contestants to the same grueling obstacle course. 

And according to commentator Rebecca Maddern, Ninja Warrior's one-size-fits-all approach to gender has become an essential part of the show's appeal.

Speaking to Nine Honey, the fair-haired presenter explained that, 'while there are 'certain obstacles that suit the female competitors better than the men and then visa versa,' she wouldn't have it any other way. 

'It doesn't matter if you're a male or a female': According to commentator Rebecca Maddern, Ninja Warrior's one-size-fits-all approach to gender has become an essential part of the show's appeal

'It doesn't matter if you're a male or a female': According to commentator Rebecca Maddern, Ninja Warrior's one-size-fits-all approach to gender has become an essential part of the show's appeal

'I suppose in a way it balances out but it would be very hard to change the Ninja Warrior course to better suit a women — I wouldn't know what to do and I don't think the female competitors want that,' she said. 

'I think it's up to each individual athlete. It doesn't matter if you're a male or a female, if you're a rock climber you approach the course with quite an analytical mind because that's what you do when you're rock climbing.'

Meanwhile, new data has suggested that Ninja Warrior's ratings success can be attributed to the high interest among men. 

 Equal challenge: 'I wouldn't know what to do and I don't think the female competitors want that', said Rebecca 

 Equal challenge: 'I wouldn't know what to do and I don't think the female competitors want that', said Rebecca 

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