Manu Feildel brought to tears on SAS Australia: ‘Anything is possible’

French chef Manu Feildel was brought to tears in the latest trailer for SAS Australia, after revealing why he believes he’ll succeed on the show.

The 47-year-old is one of 18 celebrities competing in the second season of the military-training series, which premieres next month.

Manu Feildel on SAS Australia.
Manu Feildel believes he has what it takes to succeed on SAS Australia. Photos: Channel Seven

In the new teaser, Manu explained how his 35-year career as a chef is “very similar to the army”.

“Running kitchens is a stressful environment,” he said. “I do believe that I’ve got what it takes to succeed.”


The former My Kitchen Rules host is shown participating in a number of intense psychical and psychological tests, including getting tear-gassed, lifting sandbags and climbing out of a helicopter.

“I’m mostly afraid of heights,” he declared while tackling a terrifying challenge above the ground. “I want to prove to my kids anything is possible.”

Channel Seven has announced that season two of SAS Australia will feature “the most gruelling course ever seen in the UK or Australia”.

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

A trailer was released earlier this month where Home and Away actor Dan Ewing admitted that he wants to become a “better version” of himself.

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

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

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

A previous look at the series also featured former NRL star Sam Burgess breaking down after being interrogated by elite ex-Special Forces soldier and SAS Chief Instructor Ant Middleton.

“I lost my career, my kids and my marriage. I’ve lost it all,” he said. “I obviously lost respect for myself.”

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