A SAS Australia performer has expressed his dissatisfaction after a critical injury he sustained on the programme never made it to the screen.
Former The Bachelor star Tim Robards, 41, went on to feature in other shows such as I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, Dancing with the Stars, and Ninja Warrior, as well as a position on Neighbours.
He also joined up for SAS this year.
While he was one of just two prominent faces to make it through the arduous screening procedure, he has now disclosed that he was suffering from the symptoms of a significant injury while shooting.
Tim tore his abductor muscle in his hip during one of the chores.
However, the whole scope of his struggles were taken out, leaving him wishing viewers had seen the full extent of what he accomplished.
‘I felt like in the series, they didn’t really show a lot of my journey,’ he said.
‘One big part on episode eight, I actually saw my doctor… I tore my abductor,’ he told the Daily Mail.
He continued: ‘It was a pretty serious injury and they never showed it. They didn’t make it part of my storyline, which was disappointing as that was a big part of my journey.
‘It gave jeopardy to whether I would get through and I think a lot of people at the end were thinking I looked like the fittest guy that was left, so I’d probably get through, but I was actually struggling so much underneath and none of it came easy to me.’
Tim went on to say that the severe injury forced him to ‘drop back’ from the rest of his co-stars at times, and that he walked with a limp.
While he ultimately made it to the end, he acknowledged he was on the verge of giving up.
‘It was so painful to push through. I had to go and see the doctor and he said I had partially torn it and it could come all the way off, but it’s up to me whether I want to keep going,’ he explained.
‘I pushed through luckily and didn’t tear it … they knock back the severity of just how hard that show is. They cut out so many things.’
Before appearing on the show, Tim had also been dealing with ‘some pretty horrific injuries and some chronic stuff’.
He told the Daily Telegraph that he had a spinal infection before the cameras started shooting.
‘My back is screwed, and just before going on the show, I went through three months of double strength antibiotic treatment for a suspected spinal infection,’ he said.
SAS airs on Channel Seven in Australia.