12 celebs are competing this year (Picture: Channel 4)
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins returns to Channel 4 tonight with 12 brand-new faces.
The spin-off series sees the famous stars head to the remote island of Raasay in the Scottish Hebrides and leave the comfort of their homes behind.
This year’s series promises to be one of the toughest yet, with the show designed to replicate some of the extreme processes of the selection course for the United Kingdom Special Forces.
Over eight days, the twelve celebrities will be put through a series of gruelling tasks and interrogations that will test them both physically and mentally.
But who is taking part?
What time is Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins on Channel 4?
Former footballer Kieron Dyer is one of the stars competing this year (Picture: Pete Dadds/Channel 4)
The series returns to the broadcaster at 9pm on August 29, with episodes available to stream on All 4 afterwards.
It will also be aired on Channel 4 +1 to view an hour later at 10pm.
The show sees the 12 celebrities pushed to their limits as the series unfolds over the next six episodes.
Who is taking part in Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins?
Kerry Katona will also be put through her paces in the series (Picture: Pete Dadds/Channel 4)
Tonight is the first episode of the third series of the celebrity version, with 12 faces ready to take on the challenge of the course.
There are a host of well-known stars who think they have what it takes to tackle the seemingly impossible task.
This year’s line-up includes a great mix of famous faces, from the world of TV, sport, music and more.
The new celebrity recruits include writer and TV presenter, Ulrika Jonsson, former Loose Women presenter Saira Khan and presenter and Strictly Come Dancing winner, Ore Oduba.
Others amongst the line-up are TV personality Kerry Katona, presenter and former Geordie Shore cast member Vicky Pattison, actor and TV personality Jake Quickenden, singer, actress and West End leading lady, Alexandra Burke and Olympic Gold medallist James Cracknell.
Will Jake Quickenden have what it takes? (Picture: Pete Dadds/Channel 4)
Former Premiership Footballer, Kieron Dyer, Paralympic Athlete, Aled Davies, Love Islander and musician, Wes Nelson and BMX and track world champion, Shanaze Reade complete this year’s set of SAS hopefuls.
Reflecting on her experience on the programme, Alexandra said: ‘It’s the most challenging thing physically and mentally I have ever done.
‘It was such a life changing experience and totally blew my mind. I would do the whole thing again in a heartbeat!”
Footballer Kieron shared: ‘I was a glass half empty kind of guy. Fear is what set us back.
‘Going on this show was always going to be great from a mental point of view. The DS put their life on their line and it was great to learn from them.’
The celebrities are also joined by the team of ex-special forces soldiers, comprising of Chief Instructor, Ant Middleton and his team of Directing Staff (DS), Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox, Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham, Melvyn Downes and Anthony ‘Staz’ Stazicker.
This will be Ant’s last series on SAS Who Dares Wins after he was dropped by Channel 4 due to alleged ‘personal conduct’.
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins 2021 begins on August 29, at 9pm on Channel 4.
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