Famous faces revealed for new series of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins

Twelve new recruits will be put through their paces by Ant Middleton and his team.

TV stars Ulrika Jonsson, Kerry Katona and Ore Oduba are among the new recruits for the upcoming series of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Also being put through their paces by chief instructor Ant Middleton and his team will be singer Alexandra Burke, Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell, former Premiership footballer Kieron Dyer and Loose Women star Saira Khan.

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Ulrika Jonsson is among the stars taking part (Yui Mok/PA)

Former Love Island star Wes Nelson, TV personality Vicky Pattison, singer Jake Quickenden, Paralympic athlete Aled Davies and BMX and track world champion Shanaze Reade will also see if they have what it takes to pass SAS selection.

The group will leave behind their comfortable homes and glamorous lifestyles and head into the wilds of the Inner Hebrides in Scotland to the remote island of Raasay for what is described as “one of the toughest selection courses yet”.

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Kerry Katona will be put through her paces (Hollie Adams/PA)

Putting them through a condensed course over eight days will be Middleton and his team of Directing Staff (DS), Foxy, Billy, Melvyn and Staz.

The 12 stars will face gruelling tasks and interrogations that will test them both physically and mentally and each will confront surprising truths about themselves.

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Ore Oduba is one of the famous faces battling the selection process (Aaron Chown/PA)

Jonsson said she felt going through the process had a “profoundly positive effect on me”, while Katona said: “This was a once in a lifetime opportunity… I never thought I’d learn so much about myself.”

Burke said: “Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins is the most challenging thing physically and mentally I have ever done.

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Alexandra Burke said the experience ‘blew my mind’ (Ian West/PA)

“It was such a life changing experience and totally blew my mind. I would do the whole thing again in a heartbeat.”

Khan said: “There are things that I have done in my life to prove myself, that I am strong, brave, determined, and a go getter.

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Loose Women’s Saira Khan said being on the show had been ‘life changing’ (Ian West/PA)

“But Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins was an experience which has changed my life for the better. It humbled me and I am grateful for the show for waking me up to my life and start enjoying and appreciating everything I have worked so hard to achieve. It’s been life changing.”

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins returns to Channel 4 on August 29 at 9pm.

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