EXCLUSIVE: Roxy Jacenko reveals who is set to win SAS Australia – one year after sensationally dropping out of her season just SIX HOURS in
She’s the PR guru who infamously quit last year’s season of SAS Australia just six hours into the military-style selection course.
And on Friday, Roxy Jacenko revealed who she believes has what it takes to go all the way this year, as she reflected on her short-lived stint on the gruelling Seven show.
Speaking at the launch of Stan Original Series RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, Roxy told Daily Mail Australia her money is firmly on retired NRL star Sam Burgess.
Her winner: Roxy Jacenko revealed who she thinks will win this year’s SAS Australia, after sensationally dropping out of her season just six hours in
‘I think Sam is there and he’s got to prove to himself that if you set your mind to it you’re going to get it done,’ she said.
‘He’s tough, he’s big, he’ll be able to carry those 30kg backpacks without an issue – they’re disciplined. Failure is not an option to these sports people.’
Looking back on her short stint on the show, Roxy added: ‘That was torture. I did six hours.
‘It would be without a doubt the toughest TV show out there – there isn’t stop/start, it is gruelling from the minute you walk in there and they pull that bag off your frickin’ head.’
Last year, Bachelor Nick Cummins, Aussie comedian Merrick Watts and AFLW player Sabrina Frederick were the only three to make it to the end of the course.
New champion? ‘I think Sam is there and he’s got to prove to himself, that if you set your mind to it you’re going to get it done,’ she said. Pictured: Sam Burgess
Also joining this year’s line-up is socialite Brynne Edelsten and celebrity chef Manu Feildel.
They will appear alongside tennis champion Alicia Molik, Home and Away’s Dan Ewing, actress Bonnie Anderson and former politician Emma Husar.
TV presenter Erin Holland, AFL star Heath Shaw, actress Isabelle Cornish, Olympian Jana Pittman and Australian sprinter Jessica Peris are also set to compete on the show.
Revealed: Tennis star Mark Philippoussis, Bra Boy Koby Abberton and Brynne Edelsten have joined the SAS Australia line-up – as all 18 of the 2021 recruits are confirmed
New arrivals: They will appear alongside tennis champion Alicia Molik, Home and Away’s Dan Ewing, actress Bonnie Anderson (pictured) and former politician Emma Husar
The series will also star Ironman Jett Kenny, Olympic runner John Steffensen, volleyball champion Kerri Pottharst, Bra Boy Koby Abberton, singer Pete Murray and tennis star Mark Philippoussis.
Filming for the new series is already in full swing, with this year’s training camp being in the much warmer location of the Blue Mountains.
Seven appeared have ditched last year’s filming location of Jindabyne in the Snowy Monaro Regional hundreds of kilometres south of the 2021 camp, where temperatures could reach as low as minus three degrees.
Line-up: TV presenter Erin Holland, AFL star Heath Shaw, actress Isabelle Cornish (pictured), Olympian Jana Pittman and Australian sprinter Jessica Peris are also set to compete on the show