Adelaide’s Ali Oetjen will be appearing in Channel Seven’s newest reality-competition game show, SAS.
The 34-year-old ex-Bachelorette contestant will be up against 16 other Australian celebrities in a series of physical and psychological tests led by a team of ex-special forces soldiers.
In a bid to prove she is more than “the reality TV star girl”, Ali will enter the show with nothing more than the clothes on her back and a full backpack – referred to as a Bergen (‘house on your back’).
Dubbed as number 16, Ali says the challenge presented by SAS is the toughest she’s experienced.
“It tests all physical, emotional and mental aspects and they exhaust you in every way to see if, and how, you can come out alive,” Ali said in a press release.
“I did 20kg pack walks and HIIT every day and about 3-4 weight sessions a week [in preparation for SAS]. I also did an hour of yoga and minimum one hour of meditation every day.
“You can train, however nothing can prepare you for cold and gruesome realness and rawness of what it takes to be an SAS solider.”
The Wellness Life Coach and Influencer will appear alongside an array of famed Australian’s including former Bachelor Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins and comedian and reported South Australia lover Merrick Watts.
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The recruits are cut off from the outside world, located at a secret base where they are put through a range of physical and mental challenges.
SAS is filmed on location, in harsh terrain where there is over 30 explosions and temperatures at base camp reach a minimum of -5c.
SAS Australia is led by Chief Instructor Ant Middleton; the former Special Boat Services member will be joined by ex-special forces members Mark Billingham, Jason Fox and Ollie Ollerton.
SAS Australia is set to premiere on Channel 7 on Monday, October 19 at 7:30pm.