SAS star Mark Philippoussis reveals dramatic weight loss

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

He's used to keeping himself in great shape after years as a top professional tennis player.

But now, sporting legend Mark Philippoussis is leaner than ever after taking part in the gruelling upcoming season of SAS Australia.

The Echidna was unmasked as tennis legend Mark Philippoussis in episode one of The Masked Singer 2020
Mark Philippoussis (pictured on The Masked Singer in 2020) has revealed his dramatic weight loss after taking part in SAS Australia. Photo: Channel 10 (supplied).

'Aftermath'

The 44-year-old took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a photo of the "aftermath" of his time on Channel 7's challenging reality TV show.

"Never been so excited to watch my ass get kicked!" Mark captioned the mirror selfie.

He showcased the physical toll his SAS stint has taken on his body, leaving his muscles toned and defined.

This is Mark's second reality TV appearance in the past year after he took part in the debut season of The Masked Singer in 2020. He was unmasked as the Echidna in the first episode.

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Mark Philippoussis shows off dramatic weight loss following upcoming stint on SAS Australia. Photo: Instagram/mphilippoussis.
Mark showcased the "aftermath" of his SAS stint in a mirror selfie. Photo: Instagram/mphilippoussis.

Mark's fellow celebrity 'recruits' shared their praise and compliments for his transformation in the comments section.

"Absolute machine," wrote ex-footy star, Sam Burgess.

"Rigs of SAS calendar has started on [fire emoji]," said Home & Away's Dan Ewing.

"SAS - Super Ab Solutions!" chief instructor Ollie Otterton added.

Mark Philippoussis (Men's Pro Tennis Player) at the San Clemente in San Clemente, California (Photo by Amy Tierney/WireImage)
Mark at a surfing event in California in 2005. Photo: Getty Images.

One curious fan asked Mark just how much weight he'd lost while on the show, which sees contestants put through their paces by elite ex-Special Forces soldiers Ant Middleton, Mark 'Billy' Billingham, Jason 'Foxy' Fox.

"Just over 6 kg," he replied.

Season one star Shannan Ponton revealed he'd lost 5kg and suffered a bout of hypothermia after jumping into a freezing lake.

Days earlier, the list of 18 famous faces who will be taking part in the upcoming season of SAS Australia was unveiled.

Here's the full line-up:

Alicia Molik – Tennis Champion

Bonnie Anderson – Singer / Actor

Brynne Edelsten – Socialite

Dan Ewing – Actor

Emma Husar – Former Politician

Erin Holland – TV Presenter

Heath Shaw – AFL Star

Isabelle Cornish – Actor

Jana Pittman – Dual Olympian

Jessica Peris – Sprinter

Jett Kenny – Ironman

John Steffensen – Olympic Runner

Kerri Pottharst – Beach Volleyball Olympian

Koby Abberton – Bra Boy

Manu Feildel – Celebrity Chef

Mark Philippoussis – Tennis Legend

Pete Murray – Singer-Songwriter

Sam Burgess – NRL Star

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