SAS: Who Dares Wins fan favourite Amuz, aka number 25, was forced to quit the show during the latest episode.
The numbers on Channel 4’s intense military TV series have been whittling down with chief of command Ant Middleton putting the recruits through gruelling mental and physical challenges each week.
Last night’s (Sunday, January 28, 2018) episode was no different and the importance of trust was put th the test through varying interrogation methods.
First, contestants were tasked with diving 10 metres into a freezing cold reservoir – backwards. Oh and if that wasn’t enough, they were also blindfolded.
Next, the episode moved into one of its harshest rounds of elimination yet, as recruits were interrogated using techniques like ‘harshing’. This involved forcing the contestants to sit or stand in the stress position with their arms behind their heads and covered in blindfolds. They also attempted to crack the recruits willpower with immense sound strain sessions using random bursts of white noise.
At this stage and Twitter took to console recruit number 14, John, who was taking the brunt of the pressure.
Recruit number 14 had a brutal interrogation. But that’s what it’s all about, mind games, seeing who’s the strongest, well done recruit #14 #saswhodareswins john
— Danielle (@Daniell03204449) January 29, 2018
Finally, the recruits were brought into another room for questioning, and it was here where things took a sudden turn.
Recruit number nine, Darell, let the unforgiving conditions get to him and shattered under the pressure.
One interrogator repeatedly quizzed Darrell on who the group worked for and he reluctantly revealed that the group were part of the military. Obviously, this completely blew the groups cover.
The audience on Twitter were left shocked at just how easily number nine had thrown his team-mates under the bus, giving up on so-called friend number 14, John.
Interrogator: Number 9 what’s your name and where do you come from?
Number 9: Let me save us all some time. Heres my CV, here’s a summary of our military mission, some launch codes, my PIN number, what I think of #14 and 3 seasons of #SASWhoDaresWins on DVD. I’m in season 3
— Terence (@Terence5) January 28, 2018
Following the disastrous scenes, number 14 walked away through the camp declaring:
“I’m not a fu**ing grass, I don’t want them to think I’m a f**ing grass.
“I ain’t fu**ing intelligent enough for this s**t.”
Gettin a tad too emotionally involved watching #SASWhoDaresWins I was shouting at the screen "IT'S OKAY JOHN, WE KNOW YOU'RE NOT A GRASS!!"
— 🍂🎃👻 Dr Jen O'Lantern Baker 💀🎃🍂 (@Jendeavour) January 28, 2018
No. 14 John broke my heart then don’t give up your are definitely not a grass x #SASWhoDaresWins
— Believe in the Biebs (@Belieber1_4ever) January 28, 2018
BUT, just when you thought the drama was over and in a final twist of events, the chief commanders announced that a recruit had handed in their armband.
Despite looking resolute throughout the interrogation task, it was fan favourite number 25 Amuz.
#SASWhoDaresWins 25, that guy has my up most respect.
— Falling Light Photography (@flphotographyuk) January 28, 2018
— Ruth Bwanya (@rootieruth) January 28, 2018
Number 25 – Amuz. Absolutely gutted, what a Legend. You should be proud of yourself. Vw but with your head held very high. #SASWhoDaresWins
— Tony Smith (@TonySmithChef) January 28, 2018
No exaggeration I literally have tears in my eyes finding out Amuz -number 25 has withdrawn. Amazing brave man. #SASWhoDaresWins
— Charlotte (@1CharlotteB2019) January 28, 2018
Amuz, a 31-year-old copywriter and cancer survivor, left the show after breaking down in tears on the phone to his partner.