SAS Australia Is Set To Be Gruelling. Here Are The 18 Celebrity Recruits Headed To Base Camp

Do they have what it takes to make selection?

SAS Australia is back for 2021 and this season is shaping up to be even bigger than the last. It’s the show where a select handful of the nations favourite celebrities are thrown into a base camp and put through a series of challenges so gruelling, it has to be seen to be believed. 

Headed up by elite ex-Special Forces soldiers Ant Middleton, Mark “Billy” Billingham, Jason “Foxy” Fox, and Ollie Ollerton known as the DS (directing staff), the recruits will have to prove they’ve got what it takes to make selection. 

Last year, rugby player and former Bachelor Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins, comedian Merrick Watts and AFLW player Sabrina Frederick were the only three to make it to the end, with recruits dropping off gradually due to physical and mental exhaustion. 

It’s incredibly compelling viewing, and it’s making a triumphant return soon on Channel 7. If you’re keen to learn a little more about the 18 celebrity recruits, keep reading. 

Erin Holland


Former Miss Australia and TV presenter Erin may look unassuming but she could prove to be one to watch. 

Manu Feildel 


Known for cooking up a storm and his latest stint on Dancing With The Stars, Manu will be swapping his French cuisine for base camp food. 

Isabelle Cornish


You’ll probably recognise her from Puberty Blues and Home & Away, but SAS could be the biggest role she plays yet. 

Jett Kenny


Given his ironman title, we already know that Jett has physical strength on his side, but it’ll take a whole lot of mental strength to get him through to the finish line. 

Alicia Molik


This former tennis champion has seven Grand Slam titles and a bronze Olympic Medal under her belt, giving her quite the impressive resume. 

Koby Abberton


As a former professional surfer, it’s likely Koby will take to the water challenges with ease. 

Jessica Peris


Jessica is the daughter of Olympian and Survivor star Nova Peris, so her mum may have given her a few tips for nailing the reality-TV game. 

John Steffensen


This former track and field Olympian will be sprinting to that fashion line against all odds. 

Jana Pittman


As a 400-metre hurdles world champion, Jana is used to overcoming obstacles. 

Heath Shaw


AFL player Heath is gearing up to play the game of his life. 

Emma Husar


As a former politician and Labor member for Lindsay from 2016-2019, Emma might know how to play the people better than anyone in there. 

Dan Ewing


Known for his role as Heath on Home & Away, this actor is no stranger to playing the tough guy on screen. But how will he hold up when it’s all for real? 

Bonnie Anderson 


She took the winning title on last year’s season of The Masked Singer, but Bonnie won’t have anything to hide behind this time. 

Mark Philippoussis


This ex-tennis player will be serving up his best, but will it be enough? 

Brynne Edelsten


Brynne may be married to billionaire Geoffrey Edelsten, but she’ll be trading in the glitz and glamour for a far more gruelling reality. 

Kerri Pottharst


Taking home a gold medal at the Olympics for beach volleyball in 2000, it’ll be sink or swim for Kerri. 

Pete Murray


Singer-songwriter Pete won’t be able to win over the DS with his sweet serenades, so let’s see what else he’s got. 

Sam Burgess


NRL player Sam arguably has the most to prove, so let’s see if he’s got what it takes to make it to the end. 

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