SAS: Who Dares Wins names recruits to pass this year's selection
SAS: Who Dares Wins has named its three toughest recruits who have made it through the selection process for the most gruelling season yet.
This time, the Channel 4 series which puts ordinary people through a version of the incredibly difficult SAS selection travelled to the Vietnamese jungle, making recruits battle challenges in sweltering heat and overwhelming humidity.
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In Tuesday night's season finale, viewers saw three determined recruits of the four left for the last episode judged to be good enough to make it through selection, after a process that started out with 20 people.
Grant, Joshua and Hilary were all congratulated on their success, while chief instructor Mark "Billy" Billingham let down fourth recruit Faye in typically blunt fashion.
Billy said: "Take a breath, relax, it’s been a tough f***ing course, so it's a massive achievement for all of you right now standing in front of us.
"The question we always ask is - could we have that person stood next to us. Number seven (Faye), the answer was no, but for the remainder of you, congratulations, good effort you've all passed the selection process.
"Well done! F***ing good effort! Congratulations to all of you - it’s a massive achievement!"
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Edinburgh bin man Grant, 37, was bullied at school and diagnosed with ADHD last year, but said the show had boosted his confidence: "As a civilian taking on Special Forces tasks and challenges, I felt super human! I felt like a new man...I feel proud."
Professional boxer Joshua, 24, said of his success: "It’s an amazing, indescribable feeling. I had a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m very proud of my achievement! I was buzzing, to say the least, and just glad I dug deep to see it through to the end."
Personal trainer Hilary, 31, said: "It feels so so amazing, so liberating and so satisfying to have made it through. I would never have thought I would get this far at all…I definitely left there a changed person, not just for a while but forever. I feel so empowered and honoured to say that I have completed something like that."
Billy, a long-time member of directing staff on the show, stepped up as chief instructor this time thanks to his experience in jungle warfare when he was in the military.
He was joined by regular colleague Jason "Foxy" Fox, former US marine Rudy Reyes who initially joined as chief instructor last year in place of Ant Middleton, and new directing staff member Chris Oliver.
SAS: Who Dares Wins returns later this year for the celebrity version, which this time will feature Matt Hancock as a recruit.