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To hell and back

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Everyday Aussies take on the most extreme SAS course ever

The four-part special event, SAS Australia: Hell Week, premieres Monday 7.30pm on Channel 7 and 7plus, featuring everyday Australians going to hell and back in the hope of passing SAS selection.

A teacher, fashion designer, stay-at-home mum, dancer, mineworker, bodybuilder, surfer and former Federal Police officer are just some of the 14 ordinary Aussies who have volunteered for the toughest, most intense SAS course ever attempted.

Across one week, these ordinary people will be pushed beyond their limits, subjected to extreme tests of physical, mental and emotional endurance in punishing conditions, with no allowances or exceptions made for age or gender.

No other test asks as much or means as much to the few who’ll survive Hell Week.

“It’s going to take a very special individual to get to this end of this course.

Pain will be constant and we will weed out the weak. They’re going to realise very quickly why it’s called Hell Week.

Ant Middleton, Chief Instructor

The full line-up of everyday Australians hoping to pass selection on SAS Australia: Hell Week is:

  • Bassim, 32 – Bodybuilder
  • Beck, 33 – Youth worker
  • Gary, 44 – Ex-Federal Police
  • Isabella, 25 – Rapper
  • James, 30 – Holistic health coach
  • James, 29 – Dancer
  • Kellie, 27 – Teacher
  • Kirsten, 24 – Mineworker
  • Lena, 42 – Fashion designer
  • Lisa, 27 – Influencer
  • Luke, 31 – Tradie
  • Mitch, 22 – Surfer
  • Sandy, 35 – Stay-at-home mum
  • Sarah, 25 – Dating coach

The second season of SAS Australia, which concluded last night, reached more than 6.97 million Australians on TV, a further 1.1 million viewers on 7plus and scored an average total audience of 1.26 million per episode.

SAS Australia: Hell Week is produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company, based on a Minnow Films format.

SAS Australia: Hell Week is on Monday-Tuesday 7.30pm on Channel 7 and 7plus

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SAS Australia recruits 2022 celebrity cast

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Seventeen stars volunteer for the toughest test of their lives

The most talked about show in the country, SAS Australia, is back in 2022 with a brand-new line-up of star recruits, ready to take on the gruelling SAS selection course.

Seventeen Aussie celebrities, including Olympians Geoff Huegill and Melissa Wu, AFL commentator Wayne Carey, singer/actor Melissa Tkautz, reality stars Locky Gilbert and Anna Heinrich, and champion boxers Ebanie Bridges and Michael Zerafa, have volunteered for the toughest test of their lives – a series of physical and psychological tests from the real SAS selection process.

These men and women will be cut off from the outside world at a secret base in spectacular terrain – where they will eat, sleep and train together in punishing conditions – with no allowances or exceptions made for their celebrity status or gender.

As they’re subjected to extreme physical endurance, sleep deprivation, interrogation and psychological testing, the celebrities will be pushed beyond their limits. Some will reach breaking point and withdraw. Who will have the mental strength to tough it out to the end?

The full line-up of star recruits set to take on SAS Australia in 2022 is:

  • Anna Heinrich, 34 – TV Personality
  • Barry Hall, 44 – AFL Great
  • Darius Boyd, 34 – Retired NRL Star
  • Ebanie Bridges, 35 – Champion Boxer
  • Ellia Green, 28 – Rugby Superstar
  • Geoff Huegill, 42 – Olympic Swimming Legend
  • Locky Gilbert, 32 – Reality TV Star
  • Melissa Tkautz, 47 – Singer / Actor
  • Melissa Wu, 29 – Olympic Diver
  • Michael Zerafa, 29 – Professional Boxer
  • Millie Boyle, 23 – NRLW Player
  • Orpheus Pledger, 28 – Actor
  • Paul Fenech, 51 – Comedian
  • Riana Crehan, 34 – Motorsports Presenter
  • Richard Buttrose, 49 – Convicted Drug Dealer
  • Simone Holtznagel, 28 – Model
  • Wayne Carey, 50 – AFL Commentator

The second season of SAS Australia, currently airing Monday-Wednesday 7.30pm on Channel 7 and 7plus, has grabbed the nation’s attention, reaching more than 6.1 million Australians and scoring an average total audience of 1.25 million nationally per episode.

The new celebrity season of SAS Australia will premiere in 2022.

The special event series SAS Australia: Hell Week starts soon, featuring everyday Australians going to hell and back in the hope of passing SAS selection.

SAS Australia is produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company, based on a Minnow Films format.

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SAS Australia recruits viewers to Seven

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Launch episode up 41% in total viewers, up 58% in 25 to 54s
Live streaming on 7plus up 72%

The new season of SAS Australia on the Seven Network has attracted strong audience numbers across all screens since it launched last week.

With consolidated viewing over seven days, including broadcast catch-up and online streaming audiences, the launch episode on Monday 13 September averaged 1.36 million total viewers, up 41% or 392,000 viewers, on its overnight audience. In 25 to 54s, the first episode increased its audience by 58% across seven days.

An average of 1.28 million viewers watched the first four episodes on Channel 7 and 7plus, including 985,000 broadcast viewers nationally and 667,000 in the capital cities. The new season has reached 4.27 million people since it started, with an additional 450,000 on 7plus.

SAS Australia, which sees 18 celebrities put through the show’s toughest, most unforgiving selection course yet, has lifted its timeslot audience on Channel 7 by 42% year-on-year and 66% in 25 to 54s.

On 7plus, audiences have also soared. Across the first four episodes, an average of 43,000 viewers watched live on 7plus alongside the television broadcast, up 72% on the live streaming average for the same episodes last year.

SAS Australia is gripping viewers in its second season with record audiences streaming the hit show live and watching the uncensored versions on 7plus, with its total TV audience soaring 41% over seven days.

With more action-packed episodes to come, the multi-platform success of SAS Australia is set to continue as our star recruits confront surprising truths about themselves to discover their real character and prove whether they have the strength, resilience and endurance to pass this year’s selection course.

Angus Ross, Seven’s Network Director of Programming

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TV’s toughest test is back with SAS Australia

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Star recruits pushed to breaking point in SAS Australia’s most gruelling season yet

Eighteen Aussie celebrities take on one of the toughest tests of their lives in the highly anticipated new season of SAS Australia, coming soon to Channel 7 and 7plus.

Under the direction of elite ex-Special Forces soldiers Ant Middleton, Mark “Billy” Billingham, Jason “Foxy” Fox and Ollie Ollerton, recruits will face a series of physical and psychological tests from the real SAS selection process – on the most gruelling course ever seen in the UK or Australia.

The star recruits brave enough to take the ultimate challenge are:


Alicia Molik – Tennis Champion
Bonnie Anderson – Singer / Actor
Brynne Edelsten – Socialite
Dan Ewing – Actor
Emma Husar – Former Politician
Erin Holland – TV Presenter
Heath Shaw – AFL Star
Isabelle Cornish – Actor
Jana Pittman – Dual Olympian
Jessica Peris – Sprinter
Jett Kenny – Ironman
John Steffensen – Olympic Runner
Kerri Pottharst – Beach Volleyball Olympian
Koby Abberton – Bra Boy
Manu Feildel – Celebrity Chef
Mark Philippoussis – Tennis Legend
Pete Murray – Singer-Songwriter
Sam Burgess – NRL Star

In punishing conditions, recruits will be subjected to extreme physical endurance, sleep deprivation, interrogation and psychological testing, with no allowances or exceptions made for their celebrity status or gender.


They’ll need to push past their fears and their limits in the hope of passing SAS selection.


Some will reach breaking point and withdraw. Who has the mental strength to tough it out to the end?


The gripping new season of SAS Australia premieres after the Olympics on Channel 7 and 7plus.


SAS Australia is coming soon to Channel 7 and 7plus

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SAS Australia scores big for 7 and 7plus

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Biggest new TV show of 2020

After six weeks of punishing conditions, extreme physical tests, sleep deprivation and intense interrogations, the Seven Network’s latest hit show, SAS Australia, reached its dramatic conclusion last night.

The final episode – which saw comedian Merrick Watts, rugby union player Nick Cummins and AFLW star Sabrina Frederick pass SAS selection – drew a national audience of 1.04 million.

In the capital cities, it captured 767,000 viewers and dominated its timeslot with a commercial share of 42.0% in 25 to 54s, 47.5% in 16 to 39s and 35.4% in total people.

Across its debut season, SAS Australia achieved a total video audience of 1.35 million, making it the biggest new show of 2020.

SAS Australia’s total video audience included a broadcast audience of 1.13 million on Channel 7 and a record-breaking catch-up audience of 228,000 on 7plus.

SAS Australia shattered 7plus records, becoming the biggest show in the history of Australia’s #1 commercial free-to-air BVOD service in record time. The premiere episode now has a BVOD audience of 414,000, with subsequent episodes seeing similar BVOD audiences. Seven’s Network

SAS Australia has broken records all over the place. It’s the biggest show ever on 7plus and the biggest new TV show of the year.

Angus Ross, Director of Programming

SAS Australia’s star line-up revealed

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New series premieres Monday, October 19 on Channel 7

17 celebrity recruits to face the toughest test of their lives in new series – Monday, October 19 at 7.30pm on Channel 7

The Seven Network today announced the 17 celebrities set to take on one of the toughest tests of their lives in SAS Australia:

Ali Oetjen – Bachelorette

Arabella Del Busso – Glamour Model

Candice Warner – Ironwoman

Eden Dally – Reality Star

Erin McNaught – Miss Universe Australia

Firass Dirani – Actor

Jackson Warne – Poker Player

James Magnussen – World Champion Swimmer

Merrick Watts – Comedian

Mitchell Johnson – Cricket Legend

Molly Taylor – Rally Car Champion

Nick Cummins – Rugby Union Player

Roxy Jacenko – PR Queen

Sabrina Frederick – AFLW Star

Schapelle Corby – Former Bali Inmate

Shannan Ponton – Fitness Professional

Shayna Jack – Swimming Gold Medallist

These famous and infamous Australians have volunteered for the Special Forces selection course, a brutal and unforgiving process that will physically and mentally break down the recruits in a test of their true character.

Putting them through the gruelling course is an elite team of ex-Special Forces soldiers, who will make no allowances for the star recruits’ celebrity status, age or gender.

SAS Australia is not a game. There is no winner; there is no prize. Most recruits will reach breaking point and withdraw. Who has what it takes to tough it out to the end?

SAS Australia premieres Monday, October 19 at 7.30pm on Channel 7.

The series is produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company, based on a Minnow Films format, for the Seven Network.

Four new star recruits confirmed for SAS Australia

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  • World Champion Swimmer James Magnussen
  • Cricket Legend Mitchell Johnson
  • AFLW Player Sabrina Frederick
  • Suspended Swim Star Shayna Jack

Will these star recruits make SAS selection?

SAS Australia sees Aussie celebrities take on a series of physical and psychological tests from the real SAS selection process.

This is not a game. There is no winner; there is no prize. These star recruits will eat, sleep and train together in punishing conditions, with no allowances made for their celebrity status or gender.

An elite team of ex-Special Forces soldiers will subject them to extreme physical endurance, sleep deprivation, interrogation and psychological testing, pushing the stars beyond their limits every step of the way.

Some will break and withdraw. Who has what it takes to tough it out to the end?

Completely unscripted. 100% real.

SAS Australia premieres October on Channel 7 | #SASAustralia @SASAust7

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