‘Good god, it’s started!’ Schapelle Corby reveals the moment she realised the gruelling challenges on SAS Australia were ‘100 per cent real’
It has been described as one of the most gruelling shows on television.
And ahead of her debut on Seven’s SAS Australia, Schapelle Corby, 43, revealed the moment she realised the military-style challenges were ‘100 per cent real’.
‘On the first day after the helicopter fall, army crawling on our stomachs through the mudflats, I was watching the ends of my plaited hair slide through the mud thinking “Good god, it’s started, I’m here this is real,”‘ she said this week.
‘Good god, it’s started!’ Schapelle Corby (pictured), 43, revealed the moment she realised the gruelling challenges on SAS Australia were ‘100% real’, in an official statement this week
The convicted drug smuggler, who served nine years in Bali’s Kerobokan Prison, also revealed why she signed up for the show.
‘The whole concept hooked me in – no name, no makeup! In society we put so much emphasis on the outer appearance, whereas in SAS we are stripped back to essentially the core of our inner makeup,’ she said.
‘Also, I wanted to see for myself that I am in control of my own mind. That was very important to me.’
Realisation: ‘On the first day after the helicopter fall, army crawling on our stomachs through the mudflats, I was watching the ends of my plaited hair slide through the mud thinking “Good god, it’s started, I’m here this is real”,’ she said in a statement this week
In a recent trailer for the show, the former beauty therapist is seen breaking down in tears alongside her fellow teammates.
Schapelle is on the verge of a breakdown when she is confronted by former British Special Forces agent, Ant Middleton.
‘Why are you crying? Simple question,’ Ant shouts at her.
Tears: In a new trailer for the show, Schapelle is seen breaking down in tears during a gruelling challenge (pictured)
Challenge: Schapelle’s reality TV debut certainly won’t be a walk in the park, with one promo showing her jumping out of a helicopter
Schapelle does not give him a response, however she looks distressed as she shakes her head.
In a voiceover, Ant admits that the show is not for the fainthearted, stating: ‘It will be such a shock to their system, they’re going to think they’re in hell.’
Schapelle became a household name after she was arrested in October 2004 at Bali airport with 4.1kg of marijuana wrapped in plastic inside her boogie board bag.
She was later sentenced to 20 years in prison, but after a series of sentence reductions was released on parole in February 2014 after nine years behind bars.
She has always maintained her innocence, insisting the drugs were planted in her luggage by an unknown third party without her knowledge.
SAS Australia premieres Monday October 19 at 7.30pm on Channel 7
Jailed: Schapelle was arrested at Bali airport in October 2004 after customs officers discovered 4.1kg of marijuana wrapped in plastic inside her boogie board bag. She was later convicted and spent nine years behind bars, but has always maintained her innocence