Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins is making a comeback on Channel 4 and the new competition series will air on August 29. Twelve well-known personalities will face difficult challenges in order to prove that they can succeed in the SAS selection. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know about the celebrities who are in contention this season.
Who are the Celebrity SAS candidates: Who Dares Wins?
Singer Alexandra Burke rose to fame when she won The X Factor in 2008.
Since then, the born performer has performed in various musicals.
She is used to participating in physical challenges, as she was featured in the 2017 lineup of Strictly Come Dancing.
Speaking about her latest venture, she said: “Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins is the most physically and mentally difficult thing I have ever done. It was a life changing experience and totally blew me away. would do it all again in a heartbeat! “
TV presenter Saira Khan is known for her appearance in The Apprentice, and she finished second.
She then presented The Martin Lewis Money Show and the ITV series, Guess This House.
The 51-year-old mother of two is known to put herself to the test and she is more than up to the challenge.
She said: “There are things that I have done in my life to prove myself, that I am strong, courageous, determined and a go-getter.
“But Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins was a life-changing experience for the better. It humbled me and I’m grateful for the show for waking me up in my life and starting to appreciate and appreciate everything. what I worked so hard for. It changed my life.
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Ulrika Jonsson is a TV presenter and model who is no stranger to physical challenges.
She is best known for being a weather anchor on Good Morning Britain, and she went on to host the Gladiators game show.
The star has appeared in television competitions before, making the Celebrity MasterChef final in 2017.
Previously, in 2009, she won Celebrity Big Brother. She said SAS: Who Dares Wins had a “deeply positive” impact on her.
Kerry Katona, 40, is best known for being a member of girl group Atomic Kitten in 1998.
She too has a lot of experience with TV competitions, winning I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! back in 2004.
She then became a finalist for season eight of Celebrity Big Brother.
This should be very helpful for the mother of five to pave the way for her latest challenge.
Kerry called it a “once in a lifetime opportunity” and she learned a lot about herself.
Jake Quickenden, 32, is a singer, footballer and reality TV star who is best known for appearing on The X Factor in 2012.
He also participated in I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! and Dancing On Ice, which he won in 2018.
Jake has had a successful football career, so he should tick all the boxes when it comes to physical challenges.
He started as a young player for Scunthorpe United and continued to play professionally in Australia for two years.
He said participating in SAS: Who Dares Wins was an experience he will never forget.
Ore is a 35-year-old radio and television presenter who is best known for presenting Newsround and Hardball.
He participated in Strictly Come Dancing in 2016 and won the dance competition.
In 2019 he branched out into musical theater and starred in Grease’s UK tour.
He said the latter endeavor had “improved” his life.
Olympic gold medalist James is an athlete and rowing champion, so physical tasks should be a walk in the park.
The father-of-three was named OBE for his services to the sport, but whether he will be able to overcome the mental and emotional challenges of Who Dares Wins is another question.
Wes is a TV personality best known for appearing on the ITV Love Island series.
He was also one of the contestants for Dancing on Ice and The X Factor: Celebrity.
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Shanaze is known to live on the wild side as she is a former motocross racer and track cyclist.
She is a three-time winner of the UCI BMX World Championships, so she has a good chance of reaching first place in her next physical challenge.
The 32-year-old first competed in the Olympics in 2008, but SAS: Who Dares Wins is in a completely different league.
She said: “I wanted to get naked and see the work I had done on myself. I wanted the mental challenge and the physical challenge and it was the perfect show.
Kieron is a former midfielder who started his career at Ipswich Town, where he is now the U23 manager.
He went on to play professionally for Newcastle United and West Ham and represented England on several occasions.
Kieron definitely has a good chance of performing well under pressure in his latest challenge.
He said: “I was a guy with the half empty glass. Fear is what makes us back down. Being on that show was always going to be great from a mental standpoint. The DS put their lives on the line and it was great to learn from them.
Aled Davies is a Welsh Paralympian who is best known for his throwing competitions.
He became the shot put world record holder in 2012 and is a decorated athlete when it comes to winning medals.
Aled said: “I’m a para-athlete so for me it was an opportunity to step out of my comfort zone as far as possible and challenge myself… it was an amazing trip.”
Vicky is an English television and media personality known to be one of the panelists for Loose Women.
She spent three years in the reality TV series Geordie Shore in her debut as a TV star.
She also appeared in Ex on the Beach and I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!
Vicky said of her latest venture, “Being a huge fan of the show, I wanted to push myself to get out of my comfort zone and do something completely new. Nothing can prepare you for it and it was an experience I will never forget. “
Who are the special forces soldiers?
To put them to the test, the elite team of former Special Forces soldiers – the Chief Instructor, Ant Middleton and the Executive Staff (DS), Foxy, Billy, Melvyn and Staz.
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins Season 3 will air on Channel 4 on Sunday August 29 at 9 p.m. ET.