Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week

Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week is a British reality television series where physically fit civilian contestants are put through special forces style selection exercises.[1] Each episode features an instructor and exercises from a different force, and contestants either withdraw voluntarily, are medically withdrawn, or are dismissed for poor performance.

Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week
StarringAndrew Flintoff
Reggie Yates
Clinton Agnew
Rafal Nowakowski
Terry Schappert
Jason Falla
Ken Rhee
Yann 'Tana' Delrue
Sonny Puzikas
Bob Podesta
Woodie Mister
Itay Gil
Ray Care
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series2
No. of episodes12
Production
Executive producersRachel Watson (9 episodes, 2015-2017)
Aysha Rafaele (1 episode, 2017)
Running time60 minutes
Production companyBBC Documentaries
Release
Original networkBBC Two
Picture format16:9 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release30 August 2015 (2015-08-30) –
5 March 2017 (2017-03-05)

The first series was presented by former cricket player Andrew Flintoff and the second by media personality Reggie Yates.

InstructorsEdit

Series 1Edit

Force Name Addressed as
United States Navy SEALs Ray Care, Woodie Mister ?
Israeli YAMAM Itay Gil ?
Philippines NAVSOG Dante Membrere Tor
Australian SAS Regiment Jason Falla ?
Russian SPETSNAZ Sonny Puzikas ?
British SAS Bob Podesta Sir

Series 2Edit

Force Name Addressed as
South African Special Forces Brigade Clinton Agnew Colonel
Polish JW GROM Rafal Nowakowski ?
United States Green Berets Terry Schappert Sergeant
Republic of Korea Navy UDT Ken Rhee Captain
French GIGN Yann 'Tana' Delrue ?
Australian SAS Regiment Jason Falla ?

ContestantsEdit

Series 1Edit

Seven (7) women and twenty-two (22) men entered base-camp on day 1.

Reason for exit Training style during exit Phase during exit Name Gender Expertise
Voluntary SEALs Tent building
(team bonding)
Brookes Male ?
Voluntary SEALs Breakout
(shock and awe survival)
Bevan Female ?
Medical
suspected back injury
SEALs Sugar Cookies
(punishment and reward)
Coe-O’Brien (Cob) Female Triathlon
Medical
Achilles tendon injury
SEALs Dump Boat
(physical endurance and leadership)
Owen Male Gymnastics
Voluntary SEALs Dump Boat
(physical endurance and leadership)
Simpson Female ?
Medical
knee injury
SEALs Log PT
(individual strength and team unity)
Cherry Male ?
Dismissed
weakness
SEALs - Pounder Male Firefighting st- Voluntary YAMAM Route March 988-Lycett Female Ambulance call handling, grandmother
Medical
wrist fracture
YAMAM Krav Maga
(close quarters protection - combat skills)
982-Folarin Male Stage performance
Dismissed
weaknes
YAMAM - 995-Parker Male ?
Dismissed
low engagement
YAMAM - 990-McGuire Male Stripping
Medical
torn calf muscle
NAVSOG Search & Rescue: River Evacuation
(observation, team coordination)
Lacey Male ?
Dismissed
weakness
NAVSOG Hell Blast
(determination, team spirit)
Hellard Male ?
Voluntary NAVSOG Search for Iron Man: swim
(navigation, stamina)
Francis Male ?
Dismissed
poor navigation
NAVSOG Search for Iron Man: 15k run Anderson Male ?
Voluntary SASR 15K Ruck Run (40 mins)
(strength, G)
Martlew Female Obstacle racing
Failure to complete Iron Man NAVSOG Search for Iron Man: 15k run Steggels Male ?
Dismissed
poor leadership
SASR Stores Carry 1
(physical endurance, leadership)
M. Miller Male ?
Voluntary SASR Search & Rescue
(resistance to fatigue)
Hunter Male Competitive coal carrying
Dismissed
old age
SPETSNAZ - Parrish Male Endurance swimmer
Dismissed
poor consistency, questionable motivation
SPETSNAZ - Dorrin Male ?
Dismissed
dishonesty
SPETSNAZ - Spicer Male ?
Dismissed
not accepting personal responsibility for failures
SPETSNAZ - Proctor Male ?
Voluntary SAS Interrogation
(to not reveal operational information)
Murphy Female ?
Dismissed
arrogant attitude
SAS Interrogation
(to not reveal operational information)
Gatenby Male ?
Dismissed
revealing too much information
SAS Interrogation
(to not reveal operational information)
Curnyn Male ?
Winner Un-dismissed finalists
C. Miller (Female) Bent (Male) Brassington (Male)

Series 2Edit

Reason for exit Training style during exit Phase During Exit Name Expertise
Dismissed
weakness
South African Special Forces Brigade Physical Assessment
(fitness, mental alertness)
Summerville Prison officer
Voluntary SA Special Forces Brigade Physical Assessment
(fitness, mental alertness)
Francis Iron Man
Dismissed
weakness
SA Special Forces Brigade - Logan ?
Dismissed
weakness, tardiness
JW GROMS Sleep Deprivation
(physical and mental alertness)
Nawaz ?
Dismissed
low engagement, failure to follow orders
JW GROMS 10k run; Memory hill
(individual endurance; memory recall during extreme exertion)
Harisson ?

LocationsEdit

Series 1Edit

Wales, United Kingdom

Series 2Edit

Wemmershoek, Western Cape, South Africa

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Special Forces - Ultimate Hell Week - BBC Two". BBC. Retrieved 2017-02-28.

External linksEdit