Who's taking part in Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins?

Who's taking part in Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins?

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Monday, 6th April 2020
(credit: Channel 4)
(credit: Channel 4)

A new host of celebrities have been selected to take part in the gruelling Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Embarking on one of the toughest physical challenges of their lives, the familiar faces will be sent to the West Coast of Scotland to face a punishing course in challenging terrain.

On the remote island of Raasay, the celebrity recruits will have to face the wild seas, harsh landscape and unforgiving weather, all while living in a derelict farmstead.

Chief instructor Ant Middleton will be leading the group, helped by his team of directing staff: Foxy, Billy, Ollie and newest member Jay.

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins starts at 9pm on Monday 20th April.

Here are the contestants ready to face the brutal and terrifying challenges.

Katie Price

Katie Price (credit: Channel 4)

Former model Katie Price will be switching glitz and glamour for an Ant Middleton grilling in the upcoming series.

Price made her name as a model, before starring in numerous reality series such as Katie & Peter alongside her former husband Peter Andre.

The reality TV star is no stranger to a televised trial, having previously taken part in I’m a Celebrity… back in 2009, and winning Celebrity Big Brother in 2015. This, however, could be her toughest TV challenge yet.

Joey Essex

Joey Essex (credit: Channel 4)

One of the defining faces of The Only Way is Essex, Joey Essex captured the hearts of fans through his dim observations.

Since his first appearance on TOWIE, Essex has done the rounds on many of the celebrity competition shows, from I’m a Celebrity in 2013, where he finished fourth, to Channel 4’s ski-jumping saga The Jump, which he won in 2015.

There’ll be no time for tanning beds and teeth whitening up on Raasay island, where the island’s harsh surroundings are sure to provide a shock to Essex’s pampered lifestyle.

Helen Skelton

Helen Skelton (credit: Channel 4)

Helen Skelton first made her name on the children’s TV classic Blue Peter, presenting from 2008 until 2013.

Since 2014 she has been a presenter on Countryfile, a BBC show about rural and agricultural issues.

While she loves the serenity of the wilderness, these barren landscapes of western Scotland may bring more dread than comfort. 

Brendan Cole

Brendan Cole (credit: Channel 4)

Ballroom professional Brendan Cole may have been a dancer on Strictly Come Dancing for 15 years, but he’s about to learn a whole new meaning to the word ‘strict’.

The New Zealander recently took part in X Factor: Celebrity as part of a duo alongside actor Jeremy Edwards, but the pair were eliminated at the audition stage.

Let’s hope Cole has practised his footwork, because one wrong step in the world of the SAS can have serious consequences.

Anthea Turner

Anthea Turner (credit: Channel 4)

TV presenter Anthea Turner has been on our screens for over 20 years, starting her career on Blue Peter.

The presenter is no stranger to reality television, previously appearing in Dancing on Ice, The Jump, Celebs in Solitary and the celebrity edition of First Dates for Stand Up to Cancer.

Turner also lead a home improvement series on BBC Three called Anthea Turner: Perfect Housewife. With no such thing as home comforts, Turner will be forced to adapt to this incredibly deserted environment.

John Fashanu

John Fashanu (credit: Channel 4)

Former footballer John Fashanu made his name bagging over a hundred goals for Wimbledon FC.

Following his retirement from football, Fashanu presented the iconic 90s TV show Gladiators, alongside Ulrika Jonsson.

He’ll have to inherit the ferocious gladiator spirit if he is to survive the challenges of the SAS.

Nikki Sanderson

Nikki Sanderson (credit: Channel 4)

Soap-star Nikki Sanderson made her name playing Candice Stowe in Coronation Street from 1999-2005.

She currently stars as the lively and savvy Maxine Minniver in Hollyoaks.

The Lancashire native will be sure to bring some hardy Northern spirit to the challenges, but will she have enough grit to stick it out until the end?


Locksmith (credit: Channel 4)

Locksmith forms part of Rudimental, the drum and bass group behind hits such as “Feel the Love” and “Not Giving In”.

Judging by his Instagram page (@theycallmelocksmith), the DJ is quite the fitness freak, with many posts dedicated to his hardcore workouts. 

While Locksmith may be well suited to the physical demands of the challenge, will he be able to unlock the mental stamina that is so crucial to completing the course?

Jack Maynard

Jack Maynard (credit: Channel 4)

With over 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube, Jack Maynard is ready to show his fans a new side to himself in contrast to his prankster persona.

Also known for being the younger brother of singer Conor Maynard, vlogger Jack describes his craft as ‘humiliating [himself] on YouTube’.

Writing on his Instagram page, Maynard described the SAS experience as “easily the hardest thing I have ever done, physically and mentally”.

Lauren Steadman

Lauren Steadman (credit: Channel 4)

Paralympic athlete Lauren Steadman has forged a successful career from pushing her body to the limits.

Having competed in the swimming events during the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Paralympics, Steadman switched to paratriathlon for the Rio 2016 Paralympics, winning a silver medal.

However, only time will tell whether her Paralympic training has prepared her well enough for the gruelling physical challenge.

Yasmin Evans

Yasmin Evans (credit: Channel 4)

Yasmin Evans is best known for her daily radio show on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

The 1Xtra DJ will be switching turntables for sleepless nights in derelict stables in Celebrity SAS.

Writing on her Instagram page, Evans described the series as “the most ridiculously painful, emotional, beautiful, scary, intense, rewarding experience”.

Tony Bellew​

Tony Bellew (credit: Channel 4)

With 34 professional fights under his belt, this former boxing champion knows how to pack a punch.

Tony Bellew held the British and Commonwealth light-heavyweight titles between 2010 and 2014. Since then he’s featured in the Hollywood film Creed alongside Michael B Jordan.

Now he’s ready to put his body through a beating of a whole new level on the SAS challenge course.


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A new host of celebrities have been selected to take part in the gruelling Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.