Last year, the winners of SAS Australia were former rugby star Nick Cummins, AFLW player Sabrina Frederick and comedian Merrick Watts, so it comes as little surprise to see that three athletes are reportedly set to make it to the finish line on this year's season.
There are still eight celebrity recruits standing on the show at the moment, but thanks to betting agencies, we might already know who's going to finish the course.
After Sam is Olympian John Steffensen, whose odds are at $1.28, followed by former AFL star Heath Shaw who sits at $1.40.
Sam was reportedly paid the most out of any of the celebrity recruits, raking in between $150,000 to $200,000 for his time on the show, more than double what some celebrities earned, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The publication reports that the total potential earnings for a number of this year’s celebrities - including singer/actor Bonnie Anderson, model Jett Kenny and socialite Brynne Edelsten - is between $50k and $80k.
Politician Emma Husar, who was the fourth recruit to quit the show, reportedly received around $25k for signing on.
Meanwhile, celebrity chef Manu Feildel reportedly didn’t make any money from his appearance on the Channel Seven series.
The former My Kitchen Rules judge allegedly received “no special fee” as the show became a part of his contract with the network and helped fulfil his annual requirements.
It's also believed all the celebrities received around $2500 for every day that they lasted in the competition plus a bonus of between $1000 and $5000 every three days – not too shabby!
Last year, convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby was reportedly the highest paid on the show, taking home around $80,000 to $100,000.
Bra Boy Koby Abberton, who recently bowed out of the series, shared his salary with Triple M's Moonman in the Morning, revealing he'd been paid $100,000 to appear on the show.
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