Earlier in the year, it was reported that Channel 4 were struggling to find celebs to volunteer for their very first Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins series.
It didn’t come as a surprise!
The gruelling Channel 4 programme has seen even the toughest of personal trainers, boxers and hard-men alike disintegrate under the weight of extreme physical tasks.
And, as for the mental challenges, no-one ever survived.
Nonetheless, six brave celebrities have chucked their names into the ring for this special celebrity version of SAS: Who Dares Wins.
What is Celebrity SAS?
The Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins season is a direct spin-off of the original series, with the six celebs tasked with surviving a SAS-styled boot camp for seven straight days.
SAS: Who Dares Wins has never had set rules, with instructors Jason Fox and Ant Middleton given the free choice of deciding what challenges and tasks the contestants take part in.
It’s expected that the celebs will get a bit of an easier ride, although neither Ant or Jason come across as the most lenient of guys.
Instructor Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox said:
There’s been no allowance made for fame or status, the celebrities have had to push themselves to the limit and reveal themselves like never before.
We’ve learnt about each Celebrity’s strengths and weaknesses, hopes and fears, and come to an understanding of who they really are.
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins – Cast
The group of celebrities includes celebs from the world of professional sport and those more suited to reality TV.
Sam Thompson is the name that sticks out like a sore thumb!
Sam Thompson – Made in Chelsea
Although Sam Thompson recently revealed a jacked-up body from plenty of hard work in the gym, you can’t help but feel SAS is a stretch beyond the reality TV star.
A soft and puppy-like character on MIC, we’re not sure how he will cope when Ant Middleton screams obscenities in his face.
Victoria Pendleton – Olympic Gold Medallist
Thirty-eight-year-old Victoria Pendleton is a former British jockey and Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist.
It’s no question that she will carry the legs to keep hurtling over the final hurdles, but has she got the mental toughness when it comes to interrogation?
Andrea McClean – Loose Women
The Scottish TV personality who co-hosts Loose Women is certainly a surprise candidate.
Nonetheless, she’s not there to make up the numbers and could prove the dark horse of the series.
Ben Foden – England Rugby International
England international rugby player Ben Foden is considered an early favourite, and he’d probably back himself too.
Similar to the leaders Ant and Jason in size and masculinity, perhaps Ben’s downfall will be his mental strength having recently come out of a divorce with wife Una Healy.
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Had some time away from the game, been able to get away reflect as well as do some different things and experiences. But the time has finally come to dust off the old boots and get back in the fight. First training session marked in for the 8th of November and I can't wait to get over to the states and get fully stuck in. Big change for me, a even bigger challenge with it being @rugbyunitedny first year in the MLR and we want to start with a bang. #RUNY #MLR #America #rugbyisbranchingout
Camilla Thurlow – Love Island
At first glance, Camilla Thurlow looks like an odd choice for the punishing Channel 4 series.
However, that’s because you’re forgetting her life before Love Island.
Although Camz found fame in the villa during series 3, she was a bomb disposal expect for several years prior.
There’s no doubt that she’s got the grit and determination to succeed and we’re sure her kind-hearted presence will help keep the team morale at a high.
Louise Mensch – MP
The 47-year-old blogger and MP is the most obscure inclusion with little experience in both the reality TV world and the gruelling fitness side of things.
Wait and see…
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