Joe McElderry Ninja Warrior UK Credit: ITV
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Former X Factor winner Joe McElderry takes part in Ninja Warrior UK

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Fans were shocked to see former X Factor winner Joe McElderry take part on Ninja Warrior on Saturday night.

The singer, who was crowned winner on the ITV show back in 2009, attempted to complete the tricky obstacle course.

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Joe didn’t fair too well in the end (Credit: ITV)

He started off relatively well, but sadly didn’t get close to cracking it and ended up getting soaked.

Surprised by his appearance, viewers took to Twitter as the ITV show aired.

“As if Joe McElderry has just been on Ninja Warrior,” one fan wrote in disbelief.

A second shared: “So Joe McElderry has resorted to being a contestant on Ninja Warrior ninja,” and added a crying emoji.

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Though not everyone was as harsh, with another praising him for giving it a go: “Well done Joe for trying, I couldn’t have done it.”

The singer, who sold two million records as a solo artist, was also sporting a very bright platinum hair ‘do for his appearance, a style he first debuted last year.

The look divided fans, with some comparing him to “Gary Barlow in the 90s” while others said blonde “wasn’t his colour”.

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Joe was still rocking the blonde look for his appearance on Ninja Warrior (Credit: Instagram/Joe McElderry)

According to Twitter, Joe hasn’t just swapped singing for obstacle courses – he’s performing in his very own West End show tonight.

Joe, 27, will be performing an intimate concert for fans at The Other Palace.

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He’s also just finished his 100th Club Tropicana The Musical performance.

The singer won the show in 2009 under the guidance of Cheryl. Olly Murs came in second place, while Stacey Solomon was third.

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