SAS Australia returns to Seven on Monday, 13 September

Seven has revealed its new season of SAS Australia will premiere on Monday, 13 September at 7:30pm on Channel Seven and 7Plus.

The program will feature 18 celebrities who’ll take part in gruelling challenges, under the watch of Special Forces Soldiers, Ant Middleton, Mark “Billy” Billingham, Jason “Foxy” Fox and Ollie Ollerton.

Seven director of programming, Angus Ross, said: “SAS Australia was the most talked about show on television last year and for good reason. It puts the real into reality tv.

“These celebrities have volunteered for the world’s toughest TV show and Ant Middleton and his staff don’t hold back. This season is more extreme, more brutal and more controversial than ever. It’s going to blow people’s minds.”

Former sports stars will be joined by actors, media personalities, a Bra Boy, musicians, and a former politician, with the series to be produced by Screentime, a Banijay Group company.

Leading the names are former NRL and rugby player Sam Burgess, ex-tennis star Mark Philippoussis, and dual Olympian Jana Pittman, plus Ironman Jett Kenny, Olympian John Steffensen and AFL player Heath Shaw, among others whose former sporting prowess should leave them in relatively good stead for the challenge.

Other names include celebrity chef Manu Feildel, presumably free with My Kitchen Rules and Plate Of Origin rested from Seven’s programming slate this year, ‘sociallite’ and former wife of Jeffrey Edelsten, Brynne Edelsten, and singer-songwriter Pete Murray, and ex-politician Emma Husar.

In 2020, SAS Australia’s premiere drew 834,000 metro viewers, with the show going on to be the Seven’s biggest-ever in terms of audience on 7Plus at that time.

The finale went on to take in 737,000 metro viewers.


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