The exhausted, bruised and battered recruits of SAS Australia will set out on the final 48hrs of the condensed SAS selection course in the season finale of the series which will air on Tuesday, November 24 at 7:30 pm on Seven and 7plus.
The show started with 17 celebrities:
ALI OETJEN – Bachelorette
ARABELLA DEL BUSSO – Glamour Model
CANDICE WARNER – Ironwoman
EDEN DALLY – Reality Star
ERIN MCNAUGHT – Miss Universe Australia
FIRASS DIRANI – Actor
JACKSON WARNE – Poker Player
JAMES MAGNUSSEN – World Champion Swimmer
MERRICK WATTS – Comedian
MITCHELL JOHNSON – Cricket Legend
MOLLY TAYLOR – Rally Car Champion
NICK CUMMINS – Rugby Union Player
ROXY JACENKO – PR Queen
SABRINA FREDERICK – AFLW Star
SCHAPELLE CORBY – Former Bali Inmate
SHANNAN PONTON – Fitness Professional
SHAYNA JACK – Swimming Gold M
There are now five celebs left in James Magnussen, Merrick Watts, Molly Taylor, Nick Cummins and Sabrina Frederick.
In the penultimate episode of SAS Australia, a solo Nick Cummins was the only person to succeed in the downed pilot rescue, while the rest of the paired recruits struggled.
The DS brought a rattled James Magnussen in for questioning after observing he was “empty” and “wavering”. James revealed he made a decision as a 20-year-old under fire to not let emotions get the better of him again and that he doesn’t let anyone in, saying he was now “flatlining” in life.
The relentless SAS Australia combat course was brutal – Shannan Ponton faltered in the bitter cold; Sabrina Frederick’s back pain had her on the brink of collapse; while a fatigued Erin McNaught got lapped repeatedly by the other recruits.
To prove a point that individual weakness can cost lives, the DS ramped up the pressure on Erin to catch up or quit the course by punishing the rest of the group. She refused to give up, even with Chief Instructor Ant Middleton yelling in her face calling her a liability.
Eventually, a broken Erin, in tears and in pain, handed in her number and left SAS Australia with Ant commending her on her sacrifice for the group.
Shannan spent a sleepless night mulling over his inability to work in the cold again and ultimately decided to VW to avoid becoming a burden to the others.
In the final episode of SAS Australia after enduring a fortnight of brutal physical and psychological training, the worst is yet to come for the final five recruits. Who will pass SAS selection and who will fail?