SAS star Ollie Ollerton's secret wedding: 'Defied the odds'

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

He’s known for his take-no-prisoners attitude on SAS Australia but Matthew ‘Ollie’ Ollerton has revealed his romantic side by announcing he’s tied the knot with his fiancée in a secret ceremony over Christmas.

The former Special Forces soldier turned TV star shared the happy news on Instagram on Monday by posting a gorgeous snap of himself and his new wife Laura Gander, on their wedding day on December 27.

SAS Australia star Ollie Ollerton has tied the knot with his fiancée Laura Gander in a secret wedding. Photo: Instagram/ollie.ollerton.
SAS Australia star Ollie Ollerton has tied the knot with his fiancée Laura Gander in a secret wedding. Photo: Instagram/ollie.ollerton.

“MISSION POSSIBLE,” the 50-year-old captioned the pic, one of several to be featured exclusively in an upcoming issue of Hello! magazine.

The newlyweds decided to elope to Gretna Green, Scotland, after their original plans for lavish James Bond-themed nuptials back in July were dashed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We defied all the odds and it was an absolute mission to pull it off,” he told the magazine.

“It was the year when it looked like we wouldn't be able to marry, and then we did,” he added.

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Ollie (far left) with his fellow DS Ant Middleton and Mark Billingham on SAS Australia in 2020. Photo: Channel 7.
Ollie (far left) with his fellow DS Ant Middleton and Mark Billingham on SAS Australia in 2020. Photo: Channel 7.

It was an extra special day for Ollie as it was also his birthday – a deliberate decision that he joked will ensure he’ll ‘never forget our anniversary’.

Several SAS Australia celeb recruits including Candice Warner, Shayna Jack and Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins took to the comments section on Ollie’s Instagram post to share their congratulations on his big news.

Ollie popped the question to Laura, 40, on New Year’s Eve 2019 after five years of dating. The couple set up corporate training business Break-Point together, where Laura works as a Corporate Training Manager.

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