Ninja pastor takes on gruelling TV course

Church pastor Kane Dick with his wife Selina
Church pastor Kane Dick with his wife Selina

A church pastor has gone from sermons to samurai 
after taking part in a gruelling TV challenge.

Kane Dick, who is pastor at Pentecostal Potter’s House Church in Coventon Road, Aylesbury, will appear on the ITV show Ninja Warrior at the weekend.

Kane, 27, who moved back to his hometown to start the church earlier this year after eight years away, said: “15,000 to 20,000 people applied to take part in the show and only 200 were picked so I feel very lucky.

“It was a lot of fun. I applied because my friend was taking part, and I thought I’d apply too so we could go head to head.

“I had to have an interview and an audition where I had to do an obstacle course, and then I was told that I’d been selected.

“I’ve loved the show since watching the Japanese version when I was a kid, and I always thought I’d never be able to take part because it was over there – I thought it would never happen to me. It’s been fantastic.”

Kane, who went to Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School, has to remain tight-lipped about how he does in the weekend heats, which are aired on Saturday and Sunday.

The scenes were filmed in August at the Manchester Convention Centre, and Kane took on a dastardly obstacle course which is made up of four testing stages.

But he said that he did get a chance to be interviewed by presenters Ben Shepherd, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara about his life, and the church.

He said: “It was a great experience, and that was an added bonus.”