In this eighth series of SAS: Who Dares Wins, a new group of recruits face the toughest challenge of their life, in one of the toughest environments faced by Special Forces operatives.
Twenty ordinary men and women will enter jungle hell, in Thung Ui, North Vietnam, to attempt to complete the punishing jungle phase of SAS selection. This condensed version of SAS Selection will be led by an elite team of ex-special forces operators from the UK and US.
Taking the lead this year as Chief DS (directing staff) is Billy (Mark Billingham MBE), expert in jungle warfare, who spent half his decorated military career serving in the jungle. He's teamed up with new DS Chris Oliver, whose military experience spans over 16 years, serving all over the globe.
He's re-joined by Foxy (Jason Fox), and Rudy Reyes from the US. This phase of selection is the most gruelling, and this year the DS have combined their skills and experience in jungle warfare to create the toughest course yet. The ultimate test of man versus the elements, where everything’s out to kill you.
Vietnam is flooded with conflict history and is where the rules of guerrilla warfare were re-written. The conditions can work for or against, push you or break you, but ultimately only the toughest survive.
It’s the ultimate endurance test. Who will have the mental fortitude to survive jungle hell and make it to the end?
SAS: Who Dares Wins – Jungle Hell is coming to Channel 4 on Monday 23 January.