A host of controversial characters, including troubled NRL player Sam Burgess and socialite Brynne Edelsten will be among the next batch of unwitting recruits in the new series of SAS Australia.
Ousted Labour MP Emma Husar, Sydney “bra boy” Koby Abberton and sprinter Jessica Peris, daughter of Olympic gold-medallist and former Senator Nova Peris will also be among the all-star cast of 18 celebrities put through their paces in the upcoming second series of Channel Seven’s gruelling reality show.
Following the success of last year’s debut, the latest line-up of recruits, or for a better word victims, also feature a staggering range of world-class athletes ready to take on the challenges set by ex-Special Forces soldier Ant Middleton.
Musician Pete Murray and TV chef Manu Feildel will also be stepping up to the challenge, while a list of high-profile sporting identities will also be stepping up to the challenge.
Former top-ranking tennis player Alicia Molik, dual Olympian Jana Pittman, Ironman Jett Kenny, Olympic runner John Steffensen, AFL star Heath Shaw, beach volleyball Olympian Kerri Pottharst and tennis legend Mark Philippoussis are among the athletes on the show.
“We aren’t holding anything back, it’s as authentic as it gets,” says chief instructor Middleton who promises this year to be the most gruelling course seen in either the UK or Australia.
But not all of this year’s celebrity recruits are renowned for their athletic ability but more for their time on the small screen, with stars Bonnie Anderson, Dan Ewing, Isabelle Cornish, and TV presenter Erin Holland also ready to push themselves to their limits.