EXCLUSIVE | Dan Ewing opens up about personal family issues raised on SAS AUSTRALIA

In an emotional Monday night episode of SAS Australia, Dan Ewing spoke candidly about the public breakdown of his marriage and the separation from his son that he describes as causing “unimaginable pain”.

Dan Ewing (image - Seven)
Dan Ewing (image – Seven)

Dan spoke about the pain of his son calling him ‘Daddy’ whilst also calling his son’s stepfather ‘Dad’.

This situation manifested in a visitation handover when his son’s mother was not available and the stepfather attended the drop off.

Dan described this situation as being an opportunity to confront the issue, but stated in the show that the way he went about it by berating the stepfather was not right and not characteristic of who he is.


The situation ended with a complaint being made to the police but no further action being taken.

Dan’s team have reached out to TV Blackbox to clarify the situation with these exclusive additional comments:

“Tonight’s episode was deeply personal and something I have not addressed publicly because in the end the complaint was proven false and subsequently dropped.

It was however, a really emotional time for me personally, especially when I heard my son was being reprimanded for not calling his stepfather ‘Dad’, but we’ve all since talked through it and are all in a really good positive place as a family”

The emotional rollercoaster continues on Tuesday evening in episode 8 with Jett Kenny speaking about his sister’s “demons” with mental health which ultimately cost her life.

SAS Australia airs Monday to Wednesday on Channel 7 and 7Plus

Aaron Ryan
Aaron Ryan is currently the Broadcast Guide Editor and a podcast contributor for TV Blackbox. An experienced media writer, his work has appeared on sites including TV Central and Mumbrella since 2009. For all media enquiries please call 0400-218-566



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