Home and Away star Dan Ewing’s bold admission on SAS Australia

Aussie actor Dan Ewing has admitted that he wants to become a “better version” of himself in a new trailer for SAS Australia.

The 36-year-old - who is labelled as “the machine from Home and Away” - is one of 18 celebrities competing in the second season of the military-training show, which premieres next month.

Dan Ewing on SAS Australia.
Dan Ewing is set to be pushed to his limits in season two of SAS Australia. Photos: Channel 7

The latest teaser for the reality series shows Dan, best known for his bad-boy character Heath Braxton in the Channel 7 soap, participating in a number of intense psychical and psychological tests.

“There’s no acting on this course for me,” he declares. “There’s no cut, there’s no trailer. This is Dan Ewing.”


The actor goes on to describe himself as “meticulous”, and says he is looking forward to seeing what he is capable of when sleep-deprived or when his “back is against the wall”.

“I won’t have my meditation music, candles,” he says. “I have immense confidence.

“What’s going to be of benefit, as an actor, is my preparation.”

Dan is also shown being interrogated by elite ex-Special Forces soldier and SAS Chief Instructor Ant Middleton about why he chose to sign on to the show.

“I’m trying to become a better version of myself,” he confesses.

Channel 7 have announced that this year’s contestants will face ‘the most gruelling course ever seen in the UK or Australia’.

As well as Dan, the full lineup of celebrities includes Koby Abberton, Bonnie Anderson, Sam Burgess, Isabelle Cornish, Brynne Edelsten, Manu Feildel, Erin Holland, Emma Husar, Jett Kenny, Alicia Molik, Pete Murray, Jessica Peris, Mark Philippoussis, Jana Pittman, Kerri Pottharst, Heath Shaw and John Steffensen.

SAS Australia cast.
The contestants for SAS season 2 include Manu Feildel and Brynne Edelsten. Photo: Instagram/sasaustralia

The new trailer comes shortly after reports that Sam Burgess allegedly ‘choked out’ one of the instructors during filming.

According to Fox Sports, one of this season’s tasks sees Sam and seven other celebrities ‘kidnapped’ in the back of a car and driven at speeds of up to 100km/h.

While the essence of the exercise was to see who would step up and rescue the other ‘hostages’, Sam took it one step further.

“Sam took matters into his own hands, ordering [John] Steffensen to pull the handbrake,” Fox Sports reporter James Hooper claims.

“Burgess reached over and put the soldier in a headlock, choking him out, before climbing into the driver’s seat and taking the wheel.”

An ambulance was reportedly called while instructors and producers were left “dumbfounded”.

In a statement to Yahoo Lifestyle, a Channel 7 spokesperson says: “The new season of SAS Australia, coming soon to Channel 7 and 7plus, is the most gruelling course in the world to date. All participants will be pushed to their limits like never before.”

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