Talks are ongoing regarding taking over the site of a North East casino which has been left vacant for seven years.

A Teesside Park spokesperson has confirmed Ninja Warrior are in talks to take over the site of the vacant former Rainbow Casino which closed in 2016.

An adventure park could be coming to the site, joining Ninja Warrior's other venues across the country.

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A Teesside Park spokesperson said: "We can confirm we’re in talks with Ninja Warrior to join the centre and will share more information when we’re able to."

Ninja Warrior has courses in areas such as Edinburgh, Leeds, Swansea, and Sheffield.

A statement on Ninja Warrior UK's website reads: "The Ninja Warrior UK TV show is great family entertainment and is both inspiring and aspirational. 

"Which is why ITV and its partners have created different types of Ninja Warrior UK supervised activity and fitness venues across the UK, all geared to wide age and ability ranges.

"All of our venues are fun, safe and inclusive, enabling all participants to create their own Ninja Warrior UK journeys!"

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The courses are inspired by the hit TV show which sees competitors take part in obstacle courses for the opportunity to be crowned 'Ninja Warrior.'

These courses provide adults and children a space to enjoy their own personal Ninja Warrior experience.

The UK version of the show consisted of six series running between 2015 and 2022.