Channel 7 has set the stage for an October comeback of its adrenaline-packed series, SAS Australia.
This season promises a slew of fresh celebrity faces, all hoping to conquer the arduous Middle Eastern desert course. Scheduled to air at 7.30pm on Monday, 9 October, viewers can catch the action on Channel 7 and its digital platform, 7plus.
One recruit, Peter Bol, a two-time Australian Olympian, enters the series amid controversy. Having faced allegations of doping, Bol was exonerated, but the scars linger. He’s stepping onto the SAS Australia terrain in a bid to reclaim his tarnished reputation.
“The only way you stay strong is by understanding what you stand for. This is the chance to show Australia what that is and who I am. The doping scandal has motivated me to be the best in the world,”
stated Bol. With the 2024 Summer Olympics on the horizon, Bol’s participation poses significant risk, but he remains undeterred.
This season introduces a twist, as celebrities will be whisked away to a clandestine Middle Eastern base. Here, amidst scorching and barren conditions, they will face relentless training regimens without any concessions for their fame or gender.
The 2023 roster of SAS Australia features:
- Abbey Holmes, 32 – AFL Field Commentator
- Anthony Mundine, 47 – World Champion Boxer
- Boyd Cordner, 30 – Retired NRL Star
- Cassie Sainsbury, 28 – Convicted Drug Smuggler
- Dr Craig Challen, 57 – Thai Cave Rescue Hero
- Craig McLachlan, 57 – Actor
- Jason Akermanis, 46 – AFL Hall of Famer
- Lindy Klim, 45 – Balinese Princess
- Mahalia Murphy, 29 – International Rugby Star
- Matthew Mitcham, 35 – Olympic Gold Diver
- Peter Bol, 29 – Olympic Runner
- Stephanie Rice, 34 – Olympic Champion
- Tim Robards, 40 – OG Bachelor
- Zima Anderson, 25 – Actor
Produced by Screentime, a subsidiary of the Banijay Group, and adapted from a Minnow Films format, SAS Australia is gearing up to make waves this October on Channel 7 and 7plus.