TV’s toughest reality show SAS: Who Dares Wins is getting a new location – and a hunky new star.
The Channel 4 show is taking its next line-up of recruits into the world’s most unforgiving jungle, in Thung Ui, North Vietnam.
There’s also a shake-up when it comes to the terrifying staff putting the recruits through their paces.
Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham is getting promoted to the role of Chief Instructor – with new arrival Chris Oliver joining as a new member of staff team.
Former US Navy Seal Remi Adeleke, who joined with Rudy last series, quit the programme after less than a year in October.
Former Special Forces operator Chris, 40, stamped down on hopes he might be the ‘nice’ one in the group.
He vowed: “I will bring a hard-hitting intensity to the SAS: Who Dares Wins DS, being a fiery character with a very passionate approach to military training, with respect being at the forefront of everything I do.
“The values I intend to instil in the recruits, as part of the DS, have been forged on operations where we have lost good operators, so they had better be under no illusions – anyone who doesn’t play by the rules will pay the price.”
Rudy was rather more upbeat, saying: “Brace yourselves for impact ladies and gents!
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“We have the roughest, toughest most carnivorous DS lineup! B Squadron bad ass Billy Billingham is leading the course for this jungle series of SAS: Who Dares Wins.
“My man has the skills, wisdom and knowledge of jungle survival like no operator I have ever known.
“So much respect for Chris and legends Billy and Foxy, so standby for a hardcore SAS: Who Dares Wins series!”
SAS: Who Dares Wins returns in January with six new episodes.
It will show 20 ordinary men and women taking on the punishing jungle phase of SAS selection.