SAS Australia: Most controversial confessions on toughest show
SAS Australia's new season kicks off at the end of the month and sneak peeks are already revealing a lot about contestants.
The Bachelor's Anna Heinrich is seen breaking down in one of the previews.
We see diver Melissa Wu collapse and need medical attention and fights between reality star Lochy Gilbert and actor/film-maker Pauly Fenech.
However, it is revelations from former AFL player Wayne Carey that have us gasping!
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Player's haunting revelation
“I slept with a teammate’s wife," Wayne confesses in a promo for the new season. "It’s haunted me for 20 years. My integrity will always be questioned.
“I’m not trying to prove anything to the public, it’s to myself,” Wayne says.
“People can change, they evolve. Hopefully, this can help me."
But Wayne's isn't the first to open up about a difficult and sometimes embarrassing past.
Koby Abberton's confessional
Koby Abberton is known as a bad boy who doesn't like authority, but he was also brutally honest about his past when he appeared on SAS Australia last year.
During a grilling by directing staff Ant Middleton, Jason Fox, Matthew Ollerton and Mark Billingham, the professional surfer revealed details of the 2003 murder of underworld figure Anthony Hines, of which his older brother Jai was acquitted in 2005.
"This man, Tony Hines — who’s one of the Bra Boys — he believed my brother had done something to his girlfriend," he revealed when the soldiers interrogated him.
"He thought my brother was with his girl. And, as it happened, they got into an altercation in the car.
"And Tony was shot. What ended up happening is they went and threw the body over the cliff and drove back to my house.
"And my brother comes in the house covered in blood."
"For my brother to come home with blood on him … was just a regular occurrence," Koby explained.
"I had nothing to do with the situation. So the police come in and ask me about the blood on him.
"I didn’t know anything about the situation to give them the answers they wanted. They said I knew more, I said I didn’t. And I didn’t," he said.
"So I got charged for perverting the course of justice in a serious offence, which is murder."
Sam Burgess cheating
It was a heartfelt confession from former rugby player Sam Burgess when he opened up to directing staff last year.
"My last 18 months have been crazy," he said."Everything I’ve touched turned to s**t," he said.
"Two days after I retired, I separated my marriage … I don’t think I was the greatest husband at times.
"I embarrassed my wife, I had an affair with a woman in Melbourne. I was away on tour and I am regretful that that happened," he told Ant, Billy and Foxy on the show last year.
"In that time, I totally lost myself a bit," Sam said. "I turned to drinking, taking drugs.
"I thought I could manage that, but I got to the point when I (was caught) DUI (driving under the influence) with drugs in my system, which was all over the press again, which stopped me seeing my kids again, and I just checked myself into rehab."
Luckily Sam seems to have straightened himself out now.
Candice's toilet tryst
Prior to her relationship with Australia cricket captain David Warner, former ironwoman Candice Warner was publicly humiliated after she was caught fooling around in a bathroom stall with rugby player Sonny Bill Williams at the Clovelly Hotel.
"A long time ago when I was young, I got myself in a compromising position, which I regret," Candice, who was single at the time, admitted.
"It had a huge impact on my family. Huge. Living with that and then having to explain to my kids in the future is going to be very difficult. Especially when you've got three girls."
She didn't go into any more detail and nor should she - this private matter is already public enough!
Honey Badger's gang death threats
Former rugby player and The Bachelor star Nick Cummins unveiled his troubled childhood.
"When I was 13 I was going through a pretty tough time at school," Nick confessed on the show in 2020.
"Gangs and stuff, death threats, all that sort of thing, I was trying to handle it and my old man tried to help me."
However, Nick harshly pushed his father away in an attempt to protect him.
"His brother was murdered, stabbed, and I didn’t want him to go through anything like that" Nick explained.
"But it added so much pain on to him when I told him to f... off."
Unusual health advice
During the 2021 civilian mini-season SAS: Hell Week, Queenslander James Carson offered some unusual health advice involving his privates to fellow male contestants.
"Don’t you sun your nuts, mate? Seriously!" James, a holistic health coach, asked bodybuilder Bassim.
"I don’t sun my nuts," Bassim replied.
"It’s good for you; scientifically proven to boost testosterone if you stick your gonads in the sun," an unfazed James added.
Yeah, don't try this one at home!
SAS: Australia starts 7.30 pm on Monday, February 21st on Channel 7 and 7plus
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