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SAS Australia’s Sam Burgess reveals his mum wants Jana Pittman to win the military-style show

SAS Australia’s Sam Burgess reveals his mother Julie wants his rival Jana Pittman to win the military-style show


He is one of the final five recruits on Channel Seven’s SAS Australia.

And on Friday, Sam Burgess revealed his mother Julie wants his fellow recruit Jana Pittman to win the military-style show.

The retired NRL star, 32, told The Daily Telegraph: ‘My mum absolutely loves her. She wants her to win the show more than me.’

Supporting the wrong star? SAS Australia’s Sam Burgess (pictured) has revealed his mum Julie wants his rival Jana Pittman to win Seven’s military-style show

Sam went on to say how he was also impressed by Jana’s performance on the show.

‘Jana is one of the most amazing women I’ve met in my life. I don’t say that lightly. She’s phenomenal,’ he said.

‘You know her achievements as an athlete and academically, as well as raising her family. And you can see on the show that she’s so compassionate. And she’s very competitive. I got on extremely well with Jana,’ he added.

Since retiring from sport, Jana has become a medical practitioner and is working in the emergency department at Sydney’s Blacktown Hospital.

'My mum absolutely loves her. She wants her to win the show more than me,' Sam said. Pictured: Jana Pittman

‘My mum absolutely loves her. She wants her to win the show more than me,’ Sam said. Pictured: Jana Pittman

Jana and Sam are competing on SAS Australia alongside Mark Philippoussis, Dan Ewing and John Steffensen.

During Tuesday’s episode, the former Rabbitohs star made a bombshell confession about his tumultuous marriage to ex-wife Phoebe during a discussion with Jana.

Sam admitted they were ‘just not meant for each other’ and said he ‘forced things’ because he desperately wanted a family.

The Burgesses were married for four years and welcomed daughter Poppy, four, and son Billy, two, before splitting in 2019.

Shock revelation: During Tuesday's episode  Sam made a bombshell confession about his tumultuous marriage to ex-wife Phoebe during a discussion with Olympian Jana

Shock revelation: During Tuesday’s episode  Sam made a bombshell confession about his tumultuous marriage to ex-wife Phoebe during a discussion with Olympian Jana

After Jana asked how they met, Sam responded: ‘At a concert, and I never go to concerts. We were just not meant for each other.’

Sam said he’d pursued the relationship with Phoebe, 32, despite his concerns because he wanted to live the dream life.

‘I was trying to force things – I wanted a family, I wanted kids, I wanted the dream, the house… I got it, had it all,’ he said.

‘There were a few things I knew weren’t quite right, but I thought I could change that and help that, mend that… I couldn’t do it.’

Relationship: Sam admitted he and Phoebe (right) were 'just not meant for each other' and said he 'forced things' because he desperately wanted a family

Relationship: Sam admitted he and Phoebe (right) were ‘just not meant for each other’ and said he ‘forced things’ because he desperately wanted a family

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