Schapelle Corby will be grilled over her drug conviction when she makes her reality TV debut later this month.
Corby, who served nine years in an Indonesian prison after being found guilty of importing 4.2kg of marijuana to Bali in a boogie board bag, is set to appear on Channel 7’s SAS Australia on October 19.
Proving that it will far from a walk in the park for Corby, the latest trailer sees her being confronted by chief instructor Ant Middleton in a dark interrogation room.
In tears, Corby is faced with the question: “How come a court of law could prove you guilty, and then you’re saying that ‘It wasn’t me?’”
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Elsewhere in teasers for the show, Corby is seen crying on another occasion while being yelled at by Middleton.
“Why are you crying? Do you think this is a joke?” Middleton screams at Corby in a scene filmed outside.
Corby has previously said that she decided to go on the show to change her public image.
“Australia knows me as the drug smuggler,” she said in a different promo. “I want to change my life.
“We go into the SAS as a number, not a name, which is significant for me because I won’t be Schapelle Corby, I will just be a human being,” Corby said.
Before we watch as the convicted drug smuggler endures the tasks of Australia’s top soldiers, she sat down with Stellar Magazine for a candid chat, further explaining why she decided to undertake the gruelling challenge.
Speakingof her “celebrity” status, Corby said she’s learnt to accept that her name will always be associated with her drug conviction.
“I’m resigned to it. I have to be. I have learnt to deal with it so the public needs to accept it. Like it or not, it’s what it is,” she said.
She said her decision to take part in SAS Australia has been pivotal in her healing.
“I saw it as the ultimate psychological test,” she said.
“I knew I was strong physically, but I’ve suffered severe catatonic mental illness. There’s always this little thought in the back of my head that I could lose my mind again.”
SAS Australia, which lets “recruits” voluntarily withdraw at any time, includes challenges such as falling out of a helicopter into freezing water, sleep deprivation and interrogation by ex-Special Forces soldiers.
“Being shouted at is completely normal for me but, don’t forget, I’ve been sitting down for a good part of the past 15 years,” Corby said.
“But it’s not about what people think of me. I’m not trying to change their perceptions or give them more to hate. I really don’t care what people think of me. I’m at that point of my life now where I am not hurting anybody.
“This was about whether I could get control of my mind. It was for myself, and I’m so proud I did it.”
SAS Australia follows 17 celebrities as they take on the selection process for the elite army Special Forces.
Other stars who will be put through sleep deprivation and interrogation include Roxy Jacenko, Merrick Watts, Nick Cummins and Candice Warner.
SAS Australia starts Monday October 19 on Channel 7