04th January 2018 - Blaise McGowan
SAS: Who Dares Wins returns as Chief Instructor Ant and his team will take 25 new civilians through the world’s toughest military selection process.
In this brand new third series, the recruits will be pushed to their limits in the extreme and unforgiving terrain of the Atlas Mountains in Southern Morocco.
Over five thrilling episodes the recruits will be thrown in at the deep end as they endure punishing tasks derived from actual Special Forces Selection. This year, Ant and his Directing Staff (DS) Foxy, Ollie and Billy are intensifying the course - adding twists and turns to the tasks in their quest to find men who are willing to drive their bodies and minds to the edge. This condensed version of SAS ‘Selection’ is the closest civilians can get to actual Special Forces training.
The DS and recruits will be based in a makeshift training camp inside a 150 year-old Kasbah in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. The soaring temperatures, surrounding arid landscape, vast mountains, canyons and deserts all trigger memories of the environments where the DS have fought during recent wars. For them, this is the terrain of modern warfare.
As the recruits progress through the course, they will discover harsh truths about themselves whilst revealing and facing their fears. As they are stretched to their limits, the underlying issues of masculinity and men’s mental health emerge as strong overarching themes. For many taking part, this will be a life changing experience, but who amongst them has what it takes to make it through to the end?
In this series, our four ex-Special Forces operators will put the recruits through the most demanding challenge of their lives in a brand new, unforgiving and hostile location.
This will be the most gruelling physical and psychological test yet.
Starts Sunday 7th January at 8pm on Channel 4.
This year, join Ant across the nation for 'An Evening with Ant Middleton' where he will be sharing his life story and talking about his time in the British Forces. Tickets on sale now.