SAS: Who Dares Wins

SAS: Who Dares Wins is a reality quasi-military training television programme produced by Channel 4 in the United Kingdom.[1] There have been five main series since 2015.[1] The Chief-instructor of the TV-show is Ant Middleton who is an ex-United Kingdom Special Forces soldier.[2] The TV show pits contestants against harsh environments all around the world in a two-week long training course that is designed to replicate Special Air Service selection; a notoriously difficult programme that has been known to claim the lives of those who take it on.[3] The show's directing staff take the recruits through hostile and unforgiving warfare environments, while testing their mental and physical ability through a series of tests.[3]

SAS: Who Dares Wins
GenreDocumentary
StarringAnt Middleton
Jason Fox
Matthew Ollerton
Mark Billingham (2016-)
Jay Morton (2020-)
Colin Maclachlan (2015)
Narrated byShaun Dooley
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of series7
No. of episodes37
Production
Producer(s)Phil Turner
Freddie Foss-Smith
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Minnow Films
Release
Original networkChannel 4
Original releaseCivilian series:
19 October 2015 (2015-10-19) - Present
Celebrity series: 7 April 2019 (2019-04-07) – Present

The fourth series which aired in early 2019 allowed female recruits to take part for the first time, in line with the Ministry of Defence's announcement that Special Forces selection would be open to women.[4] In April 2019, a special series in which all of the contestants were celebrities was aired as Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.[2] Among the celebrity contestants were Olympic gold medalist Victoria Pendleton,[5],England rugby players Ben Foden and Heather Fisher, AJ Odudu, Jeff Brazier, Wayne Bridge, Made in Chelsea's Sam Thompson, Andrea McLean, Hollywood actor Jeremy Irvine, Dev (BBC Radio 1 DJ), former Conservative Party MP Louise Mensch and former Love Island contestant Camilla Thurlow.[6] The fifth series proper aired in January and February, 2020.[7]

A second celebrity series began airing on Monday 20 April 2020.[8] Among the celebrity contestants were: Katie Price, Joey Essex, Anthea Turner, Helen Skelton, Brendan Cole, John Fashanu, Nikki Sanderson, Jack Maynard (brother of Conor Maynard), Lauren Steadman, Locksmith (DJ of Rudimental), Yasmin Evans (BBC Radio 1 DJ) and Tony Bellew.[9]

An Australian version of the show is currently being produced for Seven Network. The series will feature Ant Middleton as the chief instructor. In March 2020 while on location in New Zealand, the show stopped production half way through filming due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No further details about whether the show will continue have yet been announced.

UK versionEdit

Civilian seriesEdit

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1519 October 2015 (2015-10-19)16 November 2015 (2015-11-16)
2517 October 2016 (2016-10-17)14 November 2016 (2016-11-14)
357 January 2018 (2018-01-07)4 February 2018 (2018-02-04)
466 January 2019 (2019-01-06)10 February 2019 (2019-02-10)
565 January 2020 (2020-01-05)9 February 2020 (2020-02-09)
6TBA2021 (2021)TBA

Celebrity seriesEdit

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
157 April 2019 (2019-04-07)5 May 2019 (2019-05-05)
2620 April 2020 (2020-04-20)25 May 2020 (2020-05-25)

Australian versionEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
1TBCTBA (TBA)TBA (TBA)Seven Network

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "SAS: Who Dares Wins". channel4.com. Channel 4. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b Bond, Kimberley. "What time is Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins on TV? Who stars in it? What can we expect?". radiotimes.com. Radio Times. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b Cooper, Edward (11 January 2019). "5 Reasons We Love SAS: Who Dares Wins". menshealth.com/uk/. Men's Health. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  4. ^ Sutton, Megan (1 January 2019). "SAS: Who Dares Wins is back this week – with a major difference". goodhousekeeping.com. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Victoria Pendleton says Celebrity SAS was 'like therapy'". femalefirst.co.uk. FemaleFirst. 24 April 2019. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  6. ^ Yaqoob, Janine; Begley, Katie (30 March 2019). "SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ben Foden says show helped him deal with his divorce". mirror.co.uk. Daily Mirror. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
  7. ^ Daly, Helen (14 January 2020). "When is SAS: Who Dares Wins back on?". Radio Times. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  8. ^ Gilbert, Gerrard (20 April 2020). "What's on TV tonight: Celebs put themselves through Ant Middleton's training on SAS: Who Dares Wins". inews.co.uk. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  9. ^ Henry, Grace (20 April 2020). "When is Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins 2020 back? Cast, staff and everything you need to know". Radio Times. Retrieved 20 April 2020.

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