Biggest all-star lineup confirmed ahead of Celebrity SAS 2022's fourth season

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EastEnders star Maisie Smith will join the likes of Amber Gill, AJ Pritchard, and Pete Wicks in the all-star squad to compete in Celebrity SAS 2022 series.

First aired in 2015, Channel 4's grueling show SAS: Who Dares Wins has since remained a TV favorite. In 2019, Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins - a special series inspired by the original show was created, starring only celebrity contestants. Boasting one of the most thrilling TV show formats, Celebrity SAS put contestants in severe conditions and unforgiving environments. Contestants will have to give the best of their mental and physical ability through various tests based on the notoriously rigorous military programs of the United Kingdom Special Forces selection course.

Throughout three series so far, many famous stars have joined the show, including Jeff Brazier, Wayne Bridge, Vicky Pattison, Saira Khan, Katie Price, and Joey Essex. The first series was won by former Chelsea star Wayne Bridge, while the latest witnessed three winners - X Factor star Alexandra Burke, Paralympic athlete Aled Davies, and TV personality Wes Nelson.

Biggest line-up in history

According to Radio Times, the fourth series of Celebrity SAS will hit the TV screen in early September with the biggest line-up in history. Throughout seven 60-minute episodes, fans will watch their 14 favorite celebrities as they struggle with tough and brutal challenges in the Jordanian desert.

This year, joining the show would be Love Island winner Amber Gill, former footballer Ashley Cain, EastEnders star and Strictly runner-up Maisie Smith, and Strictly Come Dancing's AJ Pritchard, to name a few.

Maisie, who is famous as Tiffany Butcher in the BBC soap opera, says filming for Celebrity SAS was 'the best experience' in her life. The actress said:

'I’ve seen the show before and I really wanted to put my mental strength to the test. I’ve always pushed myself but this was beyond limits I didn’t even know I had. It was the best experience of my life.'

Smith is not the only Strictly alum to join the star-studded cast, with former professional dancer AJ Pritchard, alongside his brother Curtis, set to compete as well. Regarding his time on the show, the 27-year-old choreographer said that it was 'enlightening':

'It was enlightening. Everything about the show is so positive. Even in the most dangerous scenarios there’s always a positive to take from it. This was a massive life goal ticked. It was everything I hoped it would be and more.'
Biggest all-star lineup confirmed ahead of Celebrity SAS fourth season David M. Benett

Coventry City winger Ashley Cain, whose eight-month-old daughter Azaylia died from leukemia in April, said the baby's death inspired him to sign up for the show. He emotionally said:

‘Losing my daughter was the most difficult experience of my life. I think to combat trauma you need to step outside your comfort zone and see who you really are.'
Biggest all-star lineup confirmed ahead of Celebrity SAS fourth season Mike Marsland

Former Love Island beauty and TV personality Amber Gill opens up on her feelings when joining the show:

'Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins is a massive test of who you are as an individual. I learnt so much about myself that I didn’t expect in such a short space of time, but let me tell you, it’s really f*****g hard!'

The remaining celebrity contestants

Other prominent celebrities set to endure the military tests in the Jordanian desert are TV presenter Ferne McCann, Olympic Taekwondo gold medalist Jade Jones, professional boxer Shannon Courtenay, Brookside star Jennifer Ellison, Paralympic athlete Johnathan Broom-Edwards, George Best's son Calum, ex-javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread, and TOWIE star Pete Wicks.

The 14 stars will be pushed beyond their limits under the supervision of a team of ex-special forces operators, including Chief Instructor Rudy Reyes and his staff, Foxy (Jason Fox), Billy (Mark Billingham) and Remi Adeleke.

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