A glamour model, reality reject, PR powerhouse and beauty queen: Meet all 17 celebrities competing in Seven’s gruelling reality show SAS Australia
From a PR supremo to a convicted drug smuggler, here is the full cast of Channel Seven’s upcoming endurance show SAS Australia.
The network released the full line-up for the military-style competition on Friday, featuring a mixture of famous – and infamous – participants.
The contestants include 2018 Bachelorette Ali Oetjen, former Bali jailbird Schapelle Corby and sporting great-turned-reality TV flop Nick Cummins.
What to expect: Former Bachelorette Ali Oetjen (left), and reality TV flop Nick Cummins (right) are two of the 17 celebrities set to appear on SAS Australia
The trio will appear alongside publicist Roxy Jacenko, alleged drug cheat swimmer Shayna Jack and glamour model Arabella Del Busso.
The celebrities have volunteered to take part in the Special Forces selection course, which will challenge their mental and physical toughness and push them to their limits.
There will be no excuses for the pampered stars, who have agreed to take part in gruelling exercises overseen by ex-SAS soldiers from Britain.
Cast confirmed! Channel 7 on Friday released its line-up for the military-style show, SAS Australia, which will feature 17 of the nation’s most famous and infamous celebrities (pictured)
There will also be no prize money.
The participants will endure strenuous physical activity and military-inspired challenges to break their spirits and test their true character.
Other celebrities in the line-up include former Ironwoman Candice Warner; Love Island alum Eden Dally; Miss Universe Australia Erin McNaught; actor Firass Dirani; swimming champion James Magnussen; and rally car driver Molly Taylor.
Team building: The famous and infamous celebrities have volunteered for the Special Forces selection course as part of the show, which challenge their mental and physical capabilities by putting them through the ultimate fitness test. Pictured: Participants completing challenges
Familiar faces: Celebrities to partake in SAS Australia include world swimming champion James Magnussen (top left), Australian rules footballer Sabrina Frederick (top right), PR powerhouse Roxy Jacenko (bottom left) and comedian Merrick Watts (bottom right)
The Biggest Loser trainer Shannan Ponton will also appear, as will AFLW star Sabrina Frederick, comedian Merrick Watts, cricketer Mitchell Johnson and model Jackson Warne.
Seven has already faced some backlash for its decision to cast Arabella Del Busso.
Arabella is billed on the show as a ‘glamour model’, but is perhaps best known for her tumultuous romance with Wests Tigers player Josh Reynolds.
Fitness test: The Biggest Loser’s Shannan Ponton (left) and Shane Warne’s son, Jackson (right), will also appear on what looks to be the most gruelling series on Australia TV
She has been accused of faking pregnancies and miscarriages during their relationship, and she acknowledged on 60 Minutes to passing off another woman’s ultrasound scan as her own to ‘spite’ her then-boyfriend.
‘I’ll never watch Seven putting a loser like that on… shows how much credibility they have,’ one person tweeted after it was announced Arabella had joined the cast.
SAS Australia will premiere October 19 at 7.30pm on Channel Seven
Never a dull moment: Channel 7’s unveiling of the full SAS Australia cast follows widespread criticism of contestants including glamour model Arabella Del Busso (left) and Miss Universe Australia’s Erin McNaught revealing the black and blue bruises (right) she received throughout filming
Ultimate test: Channel 7 confirmed SAS Australia was being produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company, based on a Minnow Films format, for the Seven Network. Pictured: The cast for 2021