Woman's Day

Behind the scenes of SAS Australia

Woman's Day logo Woman's Day 18/10/2020 21:30:00 Woman's Day team
Ahead of the SAS Australia's premiere this week, Woman's Day uncovered some confronting truths from behind the scenes, and let's just say it's reality TV in its truest, grittiest form... © Provided by Bauer Media Pty LtdAhead of the SAS Australia's premiere this week, Woman's Day uncovered some confronting truths from behind the scenes, and let's just say it's reality TV in its truest, grittiest form...

It's the show that's got Australia talking before it's even premiered.

Yep, we've got one absolute corker of a TV show to look forward to - and it's not for the faint-hearted.

SAS Australia, a revamp of the classic Who Dares Wins, is set to bring a bunch of nitty gritty drama to our screens.

With its colourful cast of athletes, reality stars and, er, controversial personalities, you can bet we're in for a nail-biting spectacle.

Ahead of the show's premiere this week, Woman's Day uncovered some confronting truths about the show's filming, and let's just say it's reality TV in its truest, grittiest form...

a group of people in uniform: Gird yourselves, this show isn't for the faint hearted. © Provided by Bauer Media Pty LtdGird yourselves, this show isn't for the faint hearted.

SIMPLE MEALS

The recruits are served three basic meals daily in the mess.

Breakfast includes porridge and a boiled egg, lunch is a plain vegetable soup and bread, and dinner is boiled beef, mixed beans and boiled potatoes.

LIMITED SOCIALISING

As the course is so intense, free time is minimal.

The bulk of that time is spent resting to maintain energy and get their kit dry.

Otherwise they'd spend the next day in damp kit, which was not unusual for some.

PSYCH ON HAND

To stay on top of the recruits' mental health, a team of psychologists behind the scenes observes the cast around the clock, as well as a team of medics, led by Army Medical Corps Dr Sam Hay.

Stars have been put to the ultimate test in the grittiest, rawest of ways. © Provided by Bauer Media Pty LtdStars have been put to the ultimate test in the grittiest, rawest of ways.

NO PRODUCERS

Unlike most reality TV, the Directing Staff, or DS, run the entire course without any producer direction.

No one enters the base, apart from the recruits, the DS and the doctor.

TOUGH CONDITIONS

Beds are simple camp cots, with one sleeping bag and an army blanket.

Recruits don't have access to hot water.

They have to fill a bucket of cold water and carry it to the sink area, where there are two sinks.

Firass Dirani that is standing in the grass: Even hot water is a precious commodity in these parts. © Provided by Bauer Media Pty LtdEven hot water is a precious commodity in these parts.

DUNNY DUTY

There are no flushing toilets.

A short-drop toilet (drum and sawdust) has to be cleaned out and maintained by the recruits, along with all other aspects of base maintenance.

MEDICAL CRISIS

Without giving too much away, injuries included fractured ribs, hypothermia and stitches.

The contestants get through 275 bandaids, 65 metres of strapping tape, 957 alcohol swabs and require four MRIs.

19. lokakuuta 2020 0:30:00 Categories: Woman's Day

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