Locky Gilbert is out to prove he is a “tough alpha male” on SAS Australia

“I want this course to be the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”
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Locky Gilbert has made his intentions for SAS: Australia very clear from episode one. The reality TV star walked confidently on to the show tonight among a few more nervous-looking recruits and was the first to take on the very first challenge.

WATCH BELOW: Locky Gilbert on SAS Australia

Recruits were set alight and told to run into a nearby lake to douse the flames after being given the command by Directing Staff, Ant Middleton.

While Locky pulled the challenge off flawlessly, the DS already seems unimpressed by him.

Fans of reality TV will know Locky well by now.

The former owner of a Bali-based adventure-tour business, we first met locky on season two of Australian Survivor, where he made it all the way to fifth place. He returned in 2020 for Australian Survivor: All Stars, where he came in twelfth.

SAS Australia is Locky’s latest reality TV endeavour. (Credit: Channel Seven)

Locky then appeared on our screens later that year as The Bachelor, where he met his current partner, Irena Srbinovska.

He was quick to address his past on SAS in a piece-to-camera confessional.

“I’ve done Survivor and I’ve done The Bachelor, two completely different shows, but this is something new and I’m excited for it,” he said.

Locky front and centre among the new recruits. (Credit: Channel Seven)

“I want this course to be the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I want this to prove to everyone that I am this tough alpha male. I want it to be f***ing hard,” he told the audience.

“I’m an egotistical fame whore … I’ve done three TV shows, this if my fourth TV show … like fame and notoriety is what some people live for, I don’t hide it. It’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s what drives me,” he continued .

As Locky was selected to be the first to undertake the ‘Recruit on Fire’ challenge, he could be heard saying ‘light me the f*** up’ excitedly.

Locky completing the Recruit on Fire challenge. (Credit: Channel Seven)

When Ant asked Locky what he did, Locky explained he’d done a few reality TV shows, with Ant responding with distaste.

Despite this, Locky carried on in his confessional.

“I think Australia just wants to see a bit of humility from me, but selfishness has got me here, that’s what I’m pissed off about,” he laughed.

“They’re like ‘you need to change, you need to change,’ but like f*** I’ve had a pretty good life. So, do I?”

(Credit: Instagram)

Locky is currently based in Perth with Irena, where she works full-time as a nurse.

He posted an image of himself to Instagram in his recruit get-up on Sunday, writing “Will I be a better husband or remain Cocky Locky?”, which referenced the nickname given to him by the DS as seen in promos for the show.

The comment hints that marriage is on the cards for the two – and we’re patiently waiting to see what unfolds!

SAS Australia airs on Monday and Tuesday, 7:30pm on Channel Seven and 7Plus.

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