The rookies in an upcoming series of SAS: Who Dares Wins could be scheduled for one of the most grueling seasons yet.
According to The Sun, the producers would like to give the hit show a boost by putting the rookies to the test in “sub-zero” temperatures.
A source told the publication: “The team wants a change by taking rookies to a very, very cold country.”
‘The recruits will be taken to a country that is very, very cold’: New SAS series: Who Dares Wins will be filmed in a ‘sub-zero location’ in a major show shake-up, it has been claimed
“Just being able to exist in sub-zero temperatures will be tough enough – not to mention brutal tasks like icy water dives, snow hikes and endurance challenges.”
They added: “There are a number of locations on the table and nothing is set in stone yet.”
Channel 4 told MailOnline: ‘It’s too early to say what a brutal journey we’ll take our future recruits on, but in the meantime 20 unsuspecting new men and women will be stationed in Vietnam, facing JUNGLE HELL in the upcoming wild series from SAS: Who Dares Wins, from January.’
Reports: It comes after PR experts said celebrities attending SAS: Who Dares Wins may be underestimating how grueling the show is after a string of contestants, including James Argent, quit the show ’emission
It comes after PR experts said celebrities attending SAS: Who Dares Wins may be underestimating how grueling the show is after a wave of contestants reportedly left the show.
Rugby player Gareth Thomas, Towie star James Argent and The Wanted frontman Siva Kaneswaran have all reportedly been forced out of the quasi-military training show on medical grounds.
The fifth series, which is currently filming in Thailand and set to air in the UK next year, is thought to have been thrown into chaos after six stars left with serious injuries.
Pulling the pin: The fifth series, which is currently filming in Thailand and due to air in the UK next year, has reportedly been thrown into chaos after six stars left with serious injuries
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins – the FULL lineup
1. James Argent, 34
2. Gareth Gates, 38
3. Matt Hancock, 44
4. Amber Turner, 28
5. Montana Brown, 27
6. Melinda Messenger, 51
7. Michelle Heaton, 43
8. Danielle Lloyd, 38
9. Jermaine Pennant, 39
10. Perri Shakes-Drayton, 33
11. Zoe Lyons, 50
12. Teddy Soares, 26
13. Kirsty Leigh Porter, 33
14. Gareth Thomas, 48
15. Jon Allan Butterworth, 36
16. Siva Kaneswaran, 33 years old
Three of the famous cast members – Kaneswaran, former Liverpool footballer Jermaine Pennant and Paralympic cyclist Jon-Allan Butterworth – were all reportedly taken to hospital on the same day after fainting while walking in the tropical heat while carrying heavy packs under instruction from the SAS team led by ex-US Navy Recon Marine Rudy Reyes.
Other contestants in the upcoming series include pop star Gareth Gates, former pin-up girl Melinda Messenger and former Boris Johnson health secretary Matt Hancock.
As MailOnline confirmed, James Argent agreed to take part after losing 14 stone following his life-saving gastric surgery.
Ahead of his misfortune during filming, a source exclusively revealed that the Towie star was ‘determined’ to make it to the end of class and wanted to prove he was capable of tackling TV’s most grueling show , having previously opened up about his battle with drugs. addiction, depression and binge eating.
An insider told MailOnline: ‘James has been through so much in his life but now, after months of recovery and working on himself, he is ready for a challenge of this magnitude.
“It’s not just the physical aspect of the show for James, he will be mentally tested and given the chance to talk about everything he’s been through for the past few years.”
“SAS producers are always on the lookout for celebrities who have a story to tell and are ready to seize the opportunity – James is the perfect signing.”
Intense: The show sees celebrities sign up for a condensed version of the training used by the SAS
Origin: | Dailymail.co.uk