The new faces taking on SAS Australia’s most extreme course yet
One of the most talked about shows in the country, SAS Australia, returns in 2022 on Channel 7 and 7plus, with 17 star recruits who have volunteered for the toughest test of their lives – a series of physical and psychological tests from the real SAS selection process.
These Aussie celebrities will be cut off from the outside world at a brand-new base in unforgiving jungle terrain, bordered by wild seas, dramatic cliff faces and rugged rocky outcrops.
There, they will eat, sleep and train together in punishing conditions, with no allowances or exceptions made for their celebrity status or gender.
Guiding recruits through the most gruelling course yet is Chief Instructor Ant Middleton and returning DS (Directing Staff) Ollie Ollerton, joined for the first time by retired US Navy SEAL Clint Emerson and former British Special Forces soldier Dean Stott. The DS will push the celebrities beyond their limits, subjecting them to extreme physical endurance, sleep deprivation, interrogation and psychological testing. Some recruits will reach breaking point and withdraw. Who will have the mental strength to tough it out to the end?
The star recruits attempting to pass selection on the 2022 season of SAS Australia are:
- 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