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Strictly Come Dancing and EastEnders stars sign up for brutal SAS Who Dares Wins series

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Former professional dancer AJ Pritchard, of STRICTLY COME DANCING fame, is just one of the stars scheduled to feature in this year’s Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins series.

In the Channel 4 spin-off program Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, a group of well-known celebrities leave their glossy lives behind as they through a series of taxing military drills. In the forthcoming season, fans will see 14 well-known actors battle the Jordanian desert’s heat in the longest season ever.

Fans of AJ will watch as he and his brother Curtis put their physical and mental toughness to the test. He may have put his Strictly dancing shoes away back in 2020, but fans will still be tuning in to watch.

EastEnders actress Maisie Smith and former Love Island champion Amber Gill will join them on this year’s Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Following the success of the first show, which featured average people participating, the spin-off series premiered for the first time in 2019.

Seven 60-minute episodes of this year’s longest series, including 14 stars, are scheduled to debut in early September.

Other new hires this year include Olympic sprinter Dwain Chambers, reality TV star Ferne McCann, and ex-football player Ashley Cain.

Fern has experience with difficult tasks because the 32-year-old participated in the 2015 season of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

She remarked, when asked why she decided to join this year’s group of recruits, “It simply felt like the right time in my life to be challenged.

“I didn’t know what to expect, but I wanted to find out just how difficult it is.

“You’ve been stripped of everything and broken to the point that you have to rebuild yourself. It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I’m so happy I took advantage of it.

The EastEnders actress Maisie expressed a desire to participate in order to challenge her mental fortitude.

Although she admitted to always pushing herself, she said that taking part in the Channel 4 show forced her to go beyond boundaries she wasn’t even aware she possessed.

The 21-year-old remarked of her stint on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins: “It was the best experience of my life.”

Actress Jennifer Ellison from Brookside, TV personality Calum Best, Olympic medalist Fatima Whitbread, and reality star Pete Wicks are also participating this year.

Olympic gold medalist in taekwondo Jade Jones, boxer Shannon Courtenay, and Paralympic high jumper Jonathan Broom-Edwards are among the other newcomers.

However, one name that viewers won’t be seeing again is Ant Middleton, a former head teacher.

Instead, audiences will watch Rudy Reyes, a former US Marine who will be back to guide the celebrities through various training courses.

Ant was removed from the program by Channel 4 in 2021 due to his “personal conduct.” “and stated that he would not be appearing in any more series.

Middleton stated at the time that he left the program because he thought it had turned into a “reality show.”

“SAS is known for having the highest standards,” Marine Rudy stated. We don’t care about their background or financial standing.

“We want absolute excellence, regardless of celebrity, position, or notoriety.”

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