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Manu Fieldel says he’s the ‘lightest and fittest he’s ever been’ ahead of SAS Australia

Manu Fieldel says he’s the ‘lightest and fittest he’s ever been’ thanks to DWTS training – but will he be strong enough to survive SAS Australia?

Manu Fieldel is in the best shape of his life, and he isn’t shy to admit it.  

Speaking to Popsugar on Friday, the former My Kitchen Rules judge, 48, said his intensive training for the Dancing With The Stars reboot has transformed his physique in recent months. 

‘I’m the lightest I’ve ever been and the fittest I’ve ever been,’ the French chef said.  

Dancing away the extra kilos: Pictured on Dancing With The Stars 2021

What a transformation! My Kitchen Rules judge Manu Fieldel, 48, has revealed he’s is in the best shape of his life thanks to his intensive training for the Dancing With The Stars reboot. Pictured left in 2018, right on DWTS in 2021 

He continued: ‘But it doesn’t mean I’m not still 48-year-old. I’ve got joint issues and pain. It’s inside more than the outside.’ 

Manu first competed on Dancing With The stars back in 2011, and admitted that he found the experience far more physically challenging the second time around.  

‘I had just forgotten how many hours we had to train and it’s mentally stressful to remember all of those steps.’ he admitted.  

'I've got joint issues': Manu first competed on Dancing With The stars back in 2011, and admitted that he found the experience far more physically challenging the second time around

‘I’ve got joint issues’: Manu first competed on Dancing With The stars back in 2011, and admitted that he found the experience far more physically challenging the second time around

Hard work: Manu is currently putting his fitness levels to the test as he films the upcoming second season of SAS Australia

Hard work: Manu is currently putting his fitness levels to the test as he films the upcoming second season of SAS Australia 

Manu is currently putting his fitness levels to the test as he competes on the upcoming second season of SAS Australia.  

Joined by the likes of troubled NRL star Sam Burgess, socialite Brynne Edelsten and ironman Jett Kenny, Manu will undertake a series of physical and psychological tests from an elite team of former Special Forces soldiers. 

Directing Staff Ant Middleton, Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham, Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox and Matthew ‘Ollie’ Ollerton are also all returning to the show. 

Challenge: Manu will join the likes of troubled NRL star Sam Burgess (pictured), socialite Brynne Edelsten and ironman Jett Kenny as they undertake a series of physical and psychological tests from an elite team of former Special Forces soldiers

Challenge: Manu will join the likes of troubled NRL star Sam Burgess (pictured), socialite Brynne Edelsten and ironman Jett Kenny as they undertake a series of physical and psychological tests from an elite team of former Special Forces soldiers 

Speaking to 7News last week, Ant said:  ‘Living in our world will be the rawest and most brutal life lesson these celebrities will ever experience.’

‘We aren’t holding anything back, it’s as authentic as it gets,’ he added.  

Channel Seven is yet to announce when the new season of SAS Australia will air.  

New cast: The network released the full line-up for the military-style competition on Monday, and it features a mixture of famous and controversial participants

New cast: The network released the full line-up for the military-style competition on Monday, and it features a mixture of famous and controversial participants 

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