Pauline Hanson rumoured to appear on SAS in the Middle East: 'Thrilled'

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is rumoured to make a return to reality television after claims she has signed up for next year's season of SAS.

The Channel Seven show sees Australian celebrities undergo physical and psychological tests from the real SAS selection process, pushing them out of their comfort zone and to their limits.

A source told the Daily Mail the politician – who has previously appeared on Dancing With The Stars, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Enough Rope, This Is Your Life and Celebrity Apprentice Australia – would be joining the next season,

The source told the publication the controversial politician agreed to the show as she wanted to "challenge herself". The insider added producers "couldn't be more thrilled".

Pauline Hanson points her finger in parliament.
Pauline Hanson is rumoured to appear on next year's season of SAS Australia. Source: Getty

According to the source, the 2023 season will be filmed in the Middle East, which will likely push the One Nation leader out of her comfort zone as she has been outspoken about her anti-Islam views.

In 2017, Pauline was slammed after she entered the Senate wearing a head-to-toe covering burqa, claiming they posed security issues, linking it to terrorism.

Attorney-General George Brandis warned her she risked offending the Muslim community by wearing a burqa when she was not a follower of Islam.


"To ridicule that community, to drive it into a corner, to mock its religious garments is an appalling thing to do, and I would ask you to reflect on what you have done," he said.

During her first speech to Senate after her political comeback in 2016, she also called for a ban on Muslim immigration, saying Australia would eventually be living under sharia law.

"We are in danger of being swamped by Muslims who bear a culture and ideology that is incompatible with our own," she said.

"Islam cannot have a significant presence in Australia if we are to live in an open, secular and cohesive society."

A number of Greens Senators then walked out, outraged by Pauline's claims.

"Together, our MPs have left Senator Pauline Hanson's first speech because we'll call out racism wherever it occurs, including Parliament," Former Greens Senator Richard Di Natale tweeted at the time.

Channel Seven declined to comment on whether Pauline would be joining the cast next year.

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