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Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins | Preview (Channel 4)

Sixteen celebrities face one of the toughest challenges of their lives when they’re put through the most gruelling stages of SAS selection in the brand-new fifth series of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Across seven one-hour episodes, these famous faces will abandon their glamourous lifestyles as they attempt to survive the most unforgiving jungle in the world, in Thung Ui, North Vietnam.

No allowances or exceptions will be made for this group of celebrities, who will be tested to their mental and physical limits, through a series of brutal tasks and interrogations.

Taking part in the punishing jungle phase of SAS selection - one of the toughest environments faced by Special Forces operatives – are Former Health Secretary, Matt Hancock (44); Singers, Gareth Gates (38); Michelle Heaton (43) and Siva Kaneswaran (34); TV Personality, Danielle Lloyd (39).

Plus; TV Presenter, Melinda Messenger (51); Ex-Premier League Footballer, Jermaine Pennant (40), Ex-Welsh Rugby International, Gareth Thomas (48), Reality TV Stars James “Arg” Argent (35), Montana Brown (27).

Also; Teddy Soares (28), Amber Turner (29), Comedian, Zoe Lyons (51), Actor, Kirsty-Leigh Porter (34), Great British Olympian, Perri Shakes-Drayton (34) and Paralympic Gold Medalist, Jon-Allan Butterworth MBE.

There will be no special treatment for any of the celebrities, as they confront surprising truths about themselves, to discover their true selves. Not everyone will have what it takes to make it to the end of this course run by the elite team of ex-Special Forces operators - Chief Instructor, Billy Billingham MBE and his team of Directing Staff (DS), Foxy (Jason Fox), Rudy Reyes and Chris Oliver.

The DS don’t care how famous the recruits are, how many social media followers they have or what they have done before this. As soon as they enter the selection process, their celebrity status and luxuries are stripped away.

Chief Instructor, Billy: “SAS selection course follows the ethos of the regiment. Self-motivation, self-discipline. pursuit of excellence and the will to never give up. Our recruits will be pushed emotionally, physically and mentally beyond anything they have ever experienced. The standards will never drop but most of the recruits will!!! No concessions, No excuses !! Only results …”

Foxy: "To get through Special Forces selection, you need to be someone who is self-sufficient, robust and resilient. If the celebrities turn up with the wrong attitude thinking it's a fun boot camp, then we have no choice but to keep the pressure on until they stop acting like it’s a holiday. This course is like an awakening for celebrities…"

Rudy: “Special Operations require unique human beings. Warriors who are not defined by status or background but by grit and merit. Every recruit, no matter how rich, talented or famous, will be tested in the most extreme of ways and only the truly strong will remain. Strong in mind, body and spirit.”

Chris: “If these celebrities think we'll be going easy on them, they can think again. The jungle is relentless and the environment is out to get you. If we don't break them, the hot, humid temperatures and the insects will! The reason we use the jungle for Special Forces Selection is because it’s horrendous. Our celebrity recruits will have to show extreme resilience and embrace their surrounding if they are to be successful.”

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Winsreturns to Channel 4 on Tuesday 26 September at 9.30pm and continues every Sunday at 9pm from 1 October.

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