Roxy Jacenko may have been the first contestant to exit the premiere episode of SAS Australia on Monday night but it was Schapelle Corby’s brutal interrogation that shocked viewers.
The convicted Bali drug smuggler was summoned to an interrogation room where she was grilled by the soldiers and forced to relive some of the memories from her time time in Kerobokan Prison.
Schapelle, who spent ten years in the Bali prison, made the shocking admission that she would hallucinate she was eating ‘human flesh’, which is why she no longer eats meat.
“I suffered. I started to have mental illness really bad in 2008. And I lived in psychosis for four years,” she tells the interrogators, adding things got worse after her dad died unexpectedly.
“So mid-2008 I started losing my mind. Hallucinating. I couldn’t eat,” she revealed. “I don’t eat meat anymore because my hallucinations were so vivid I thought I was eating my dad’s human flesh.”
The 43-year-old had already been pushed to tears after she was played YouTube clips of her from her time in a Bali courtroom when she was being sentenced.
One of the soldiers then asked for her to take them “back to the moment you thought this was a good idea”.
“I didn’t,” she responds.
“I went to Bali for a holiday. And then in Bali airport, I picked up my boogie board, and the handle had been cut.”
But they didn’t take her word for it saying: “You didn’t know someone had cut your boogie board up? Is that what you’re trying to say? How come a court of law can prove you guilty? And then you’re saying, ‘It wasn’t me’. What, it just magically turned up in your boogie board and you though, ‘Ugh, don’t know how that happened’?”
While the interrogation was brutal, viewers of the show were quick to take to social media to praise Schapelle for how she handled the grilling.
“My admiration or Schapelle grows. She’s been dealt a difficult life and I admire her courage in competing in SAS,” one person wrote on Twitter.
“Omg, my heart breaks for Schapelle. Guilty or not,” another wrote.
While a third said: “Schapelle must be having so many flashbacks.”