Seven offers first look at the new SAS trailer and confirms cast

Seven has revealed SAS Australia will returns in 2022 on Seven and 7Plus, with 17 star recruits who have volunteered for the series of physical and psychological tests from the real SAS selection process.

These Australian celebrities will be cut off from the outside world at a brand-new base in unforgiving jungle terrain, bordered by wild seas, dramatic cliff faces and rugged rocky outcrops.

Seven’s director of programming, Angus Ross, said of the last season: “SAS Australia attracted strong audience numbers across all screens since its launch, with total audience numbers soaring 54% in 25-to-54s as viewers streamed the hit show live and watched the uncensored versions on 7plus.

“Its success this year underlines the multi-screen reach of many of our shows and highlights why total audience is the best and most relevant measure of how our content connects to and engages with viewers.”

The premiere episode for Seven’s second season of SAS Australia in September this year had an average of 647,000 metro viewers, down on the 834,000 that watched the 2020 launch, with the show going on to be Seven’s biggest-ever in terms of audience on 7Plus at that time.

Guiding recruits through the course is chief instructor Ant Middleton and returning DS (Directing Staff) Ollie Ollerton, joined for the first time by retired US Navy SEAL Clint Emerson and former British Special Forces soldier Dean Stott.

The DS will push the celebrities beyond their limits, subjecting them to extreme physical endurance, sleep deprivation, interrogation and psychological testing. Some recruits will reach breaking point and withdraw.

Leading the names for the 2022 season is: Anna Heinrich, 34 – TV personality, Barry Hall, 44 – AFL legend,  Darius Boyd, 34 – retired NRL star, Ebanie Bridges, 35 – professional boxer, Locky Gilbert, 32 – reality TV star, Simone Holtznagel, 28 – model, Ellia Green, 28 – rugby 7s Olympian, and Geoff Huegill, 42 – Olympic swimmer.

Other names include: Melissa Tkautz, 47 – singer / actor, Melissa Wu, 29 – Olympic diver, Michael Zerafa, 29 – professional boxer, Millie Boyle, 23 – NRLW player, Orpheus Pledger, 28 – actor, Paul Fenech, 51 – comedian, Riana Crehan, 34 – motorsports presenter, Richard Buttrose, 49 – convicted drug dealer, and Wayne Carey, 50 – AFL commentator.


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