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Channel 7s SAS Australia will push 14 Aussie stars to the brink

A disgraced swimmer has joined the cast of Channel 7’s new reality show, SAS Australia.Shayna Jack, who was banned from the sport for four years after testing positive for a banned substance in 2019, is set to appear on the gruelling show.Here’s everything we know about SAS Australia so far.WHAT IS THE SHOW ABOUTSAS Australia…

A disgraced swimmer has joined the cast of Channel 7’s new reality show, SAS Australia.

Shayna Jack, who was banned from the sport for four years after testing positive for a banned substance in 2019, is set to appear on the gruelling show.

Here’s everything we know about SAS Australia so far.

WHAT IS THE SHOW ABOUT

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

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.

WHICH CELEBRITIES ARE APPEARING ON THE SHOW

Former Bali inmate Schapelle Corby, comedian Merrick Watts, retired ironwoman Candice Warner, rugby star Nick Cummins and PR queen Roxy Jacenko were announced in August.

In mid-September, Seven also announced that swimmer James Magnussen, cricketer Mitchell Johnson, AFLW player Sabrina Frederick and suspended swimmer Shayna Jack would also be taking part.

WHO ARE THE INSTRUCTORS

Putting the celebrity recruits through the gruelling SAS course is an elite team of ex-Special Forces soldiers – chief instructor Ant Middleton and his directing staff (DS) Jason “Foxy” Fox, Ollie Ollerton and Mark “Billy” Billingham from the hit UK version of the series.

Middleton said: “There is no set mould for passing SAS selection. You need courage, determination, that never-give-up attitude, but ultimately the strength of mind to carry on, even when faced with your demons and biggest fears.”

WHERE WAS SAS AUSTRALIA FILMED

The show is being filmed in the Blue Mountains in NSW.

WHEN DOES SAS AUSTRALIA AIR

SAS Australia premieres in October on Channel 7.

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