Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, TV’s most intense physical and psychological test, returned for its second series to date on Monday, April 20th.
Channel 4 have twelve new celebrity recruits ready to take on the brutal challenge, which last year saw only former footballer Wayne Bridge complete.
The first series of Celebrity SAS was part of the network’s Stand Up To Cancer programming. This spring has seen Bake Off return for its SU2C celebrity special, but the first episode of Celebrity SAS 2020 has not mentioned that it is fundraising for the charity. This has lead some to wonder whether the celebs are participating for a pay check, or whether they are in it to test themselves.
So, do the celebrities get paid on Celebrity SAS 2020?
Meet the Celebrity SAS 2020 cast
The 2020 cast of celebs is chockablock with reality TV royalty from TOWIE’s Joey Essex to former glamour model and media personality Katie Price.
Also signed up is Rudimental DJ Leon Rolle, Countryfile’s Helen Skelton, Jack Maynard of YouTube fame, boxer Tony Bellew and former footballer Josh Fashanu.
TV stars Anthea Turner, Brendan Cole, Nikki Sanderson, radio DJ Yasmin Evans and Paralympian Lauren Steadman complete the lineup.
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Do the celebs get paid?
Last series, the celebrities definitely did not get paid, as it was a charity Stand Up To Cancer special. But as they are not fundraising this series, they are potentially being paid for enrolling themselves in the SAS programme.
It’s hard to see why anyone would subject to torturous activity without being able to reap some kind of reward…
Many other challenge reality TV shows such as I’m A Celebrity pay their participants. So if Celebrity SAS isn’t fundraising, then it could be that they pay the celebs.
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Genuine enquiry: Are the celebs doing this show for free? If not, why not? If paid.. are they donating the cheque to Cancer Research? If not, why not? #CelebritySAS
— little kitty kat 🐾 (@theblogkitten) April 14, 2019
WATCH CELEBRITY SAS: WHO DARES WINS MONDAYS AT 9 PM ON CHANNEL 4