The fifth season of SAS: Who Dares Wins kicked off on Sunday, January 5th and quickly proved that it’s not afraid to break out of its tried and tested format.
As always, the Channel 4 series follows 25 civilian recruits as they attempt to survive a brutal 10-day SAS-style military camp, developed by hardened military vets Ant Middleton and Jason Fox. This time around, they included a secret ‘mole’ who fed information from the recruits to the DS.
The inclusion of a spy and the return to the ‘spiritual home’ of the SAS in rugged Scotland has made this year’s competition the toughest to date.
Think you can do better? Here’s how to apply for SAS: Who Dares Wins 2021.
How to apply for SAS: Who Dares Wins
As the broadcast of season 5 has yet to conclude, applications for the next season have yet to be released. It is likely to be released in the weeks following the end of season 5.
Previous application forms can be found here.
We will update this page when new information about applications is released.
SAS: Who Dares Wins application criteria
There are certain requirements that you are expected to meet before pressing ahead with your application.
The rules are as follows:
- You must be between the ages of 18-44
- You must be a British Citizen, Irish Republic Citizen, British Commonwealth Citizen or hold dual nationality with one of the afore-mentioned
- If you are a British Commonwealth Citizen you must have legitimately resided int he UK for a period of 5 years immediately prior to applying to be on the show
- Must be at least 158cm (5.1”) tall and weigh at last 50kg (8 stone)
- You must not be serving in the armed forces
- You must be in peak physical and mental health
On top of this, there are several interview stages before the 25-hand-picked recruits are selected.
This includes various fitness tests, which you must pass.
- Press-ups – a minimum of 44 in two minutes
- Sit-ups – a minimum of 50 in two minutes
- Static jump onto a platform 1.45m high.
- Jerry can test – carry two 20kg weights over a distance of 120m in two minutes.
- A Beep test with the level of 10.1 (1.5 mile run in 9 minutes 30 seconds).
SAS Who Dares Wins 2020 location: Raasay
The 25 recruits faced completely contrasting conditions it comes SAS Who Dares Wins 2020.
Season 4 pitted contestants against extreme freezing conditions in the Andes mountains of central Chile.Previous seasons were filmed in a desert.
But this season saw the recruits take on a location closer to home on the Isle of Raasay.
Why did the show change to include women?
For the first time in history, the British Ministry of Defence has changed their selection criteria for the SAS, allowing women to apply in 2019.
To reflect the military changes, SAS: Who Dares Wins welcomed both male and female recruits for last year’s show and will pit them against one other with no rules changes based on gender.
It is assumed this will continue for the 2021 series.
WATCH SAS: WHO DARES WINS EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT ON CHANNEL 4 AT 9 PM