SAS Australia 2022: Every Recruit Who Has Quit the Course

SAS Australia isn’t for the weak. 17 celebrities enter the intense, military-style course for a purpose, but not everyone manages to make it to the end.

In fact, some decide to drop out in the second episode after the pressure becomes way too hard to handle. Stars such as The Bachelor’s Locky Gilbert and Anna Heinrich are appearing in this year’s season, as well as Aussie comedian Pauly Fenech, who we’ve already witnessed a bit too much of.

But despite all of them being determined and ready to prove themselves, not everyone reaches the finish line, and frankly, we can’t blame them.

Under the watchful eye of the directing staff (DS), the recruits are put through the wringer, having to take part in difficult challenges that can have life-threatening consequences if something goes wrong.

While we’re not entirely sure why anyone would voluntarily sign themselves up for a show like SAS Australia, we do recognise that if we were in their shoes, we probably wouldn’t even last an hour.

The reality show is unlike any other. When you tune in, you quickly realise that this isn’t Married At First Sight or Dancing With The Stars, it’s actually a brutal show that puts the contestants in a world of pain.

In the second episode of the show, three people chose to quit the course, and they didn’t even reach the thick of it. The very first person to hand in their number was actress and singer Melissa Tkautz, but her departure wasn’t held against her, with the DS praising her for her strength.

“Hold your head high. Extremely high. From day one, from the very first hour, you were petrified,” Ant Middleton told her. “You faced every single fear and phobia that was put in front of you. You are one brave woman.”

To guide the recruits, Chief Instructor Ant Middleton and Directing Staff Ollie Ollerton have returned. Joining them for the very first time is retired US Navy SEAL Clint Emerson and former British Special Forces soldier Dean Stott.

Here are the celebs that have left SAS Australia.

Melissa Tkautz

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Orpheus Pledger

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Michael Zerafa

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Simone Holtznagel

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Ellia Green

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Wayne Carey

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Richard Buttrose

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Barry Hall

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Pauly Fenech

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Geoff Huegill

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Ebanie Bridges

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Anna Heinrich

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This article originally appeared on POPSUGAR Australia.

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