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SAS Australia: Richard Buttrose locks horns with DS over cheating accusations

In a sneak peek of next week’s SAS Australia, a celebrity recruit barks back at the DS and sends accusations flying.

Convicted drug dealer and recruit of the show Richard Buttrose, the nephew of renowned journalist, TV presenter, author and businesswoman, Ita Buttrose, gets fired after DS Ollie Ollerton accused him of cheating during a task.

Buttrose declared: “I’m sick of the bull TV” during a heated discussion about the accusation with chief instructor Ant Middleton before telling Middleton to “f*** off””.

Middleton responded with “If you can’t take being called names, this isn’t the place for you. This isn’t a scripted show. We don’t go back and look at the footage. Everything has a purpose.”



“Selection is designed to break people,” Middleton ominously told producers in the trailer. “There’s not a day that goes by that you don’t question yourself. When you get through each hour, and then each day, you start to realise what you’re capable of.

“For those standing at the end of the course, if you tell me that you’re not a better version of who you are, I will all you a liar to your face,” he added.

This week, the recruits face a multitude of tasks, including a wrestling bout, which ends in the most brutal and bloody way yet, with a gruesome injury.

No other test on the show has ever asked as much, or means as much, to the few who will make it through. Some recruiters falter, and others will soar while striving to become a better version of themselves.

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Chief Instructor Ant Middleton in a heated discussed with recruit 13 Richard Buttrose

SAS Australia: Who Dares Wins is a reality quasi-military training programme based on the British programme of the same name that is broadcast on Seven Network in the UK.

The episodes will air on Monday and Tuesday next week at 7:30pm on Channel 7 and 7plus.

The 11 celebrities still on course attempting to pass selection are:

Anna Heinrich, 34 – TV Personality

Barry Hall, 44 – AFL Great

Darius Boyd, 34 – Retired NRL Star

Ebanie Bridges, 35 – Professional Boxer

Geoff Huegill, 42 – Olympic Swimming Legend

Locky Gilbert, 32 – Reality TV Star

Melissa Wu, 29 – Olympic Diver

Millie Boyle, 23 – NRLW Player

Pauly Fenech, 51 – Comedian

Riana Crehan, 34 – Motorsports Presenter

Richard Buttrose, 49 – Convicted Drug Dealer

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