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SAS Australia 2022 premiere date REVEALED

Get ready for the most grueling season yet!
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Australia’s most gruelling reality series is set to return in just a few weeks for 2022, and this year looks to be more challenging than ever!

WATCH: SAS Australia 2022 sneak peek

The addictive new season of SAS Australia will officially kick off at 7.30 pm on Monday, February 21st on Channel 7 and 7plus, and see 17 Aussie celebrities embark on a series of physical and psychological tests from the SAS selection process in what is no doubt set to be a life-changing experience for them.

The celebrity recruits will be cut off from the outside world at a brand-new base in unforgiving jungle terrain, bordered by wild seas, dramatic cliff faces and rugged rocky outcrops.

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Barry Hall turns up the heat in one SAS Australia promo. (Credit: Seven)

There, they will eat, sleep and train together in punishing conditions, with no allowances or exceptions made for their celebrity status or gender.

Guiding recruits through the most gruelling course yet is Chief Instructor Ant Middleton and returning DS Ollie Ollerton, joined for the first time by retired US Navy SEAL Clint Emerson and former British Special Forces soldier Dean Stott.

The DS will push the celebrities beyond their limits, subjecting them to extreme physical endurance, sleep deprivation, interrogation and psychological testing.

Some recruits will reach breaking point and withdraw, begging the question: Who will have the mental strength to tough it out to the end?

WATCH: Locky Gilbert on SAS Australia

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Prior to the announcement of the highly-anticipated season debut, SAS Australia has been building the excitement with a slew of sneak peeks as to what this year’s selection process will entail – including recruits being lit on fire, being forced to escape a waterlogged car, and having to scale a monstrous 80-metre-high waterfall. 

This year’s crop of celebrities features a mixed bag of sports stars, reality TV contestants, and more, including former Bachelor and Survivor Australia alumn Locky Gilbert, fellow Bachie star Anna Heinrich, Fat Pizza creator Pauly Fenech, AFL Commentator Wayne Carey, rugby superstar Ellia Green, and Aussie model Simone Holtznagel, who also featured on I’m a Celebrity… Get me out of Here!.

There’s also set to be some major clashes between this year’s celebs, with one trailer showing tensions boiling between Pauly Fenech and Locky Gilbert. 

“If we’re on your team, I don’t trust you,” Locky can be heard saying to Pauly while they’re sitting in a moving vehicle during one teaser.

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Pauly and Locky clash throughout the new season of SAS Australia. (Credit: Seven)

Later, during a challenge, Locky snaps at the Housos star, telling him: “Oh my god, Pauly – you’re a liability!”

Sparks will also fly between the show’s famously hard-headed Directing Staff and contestant Richard Buttrose.

Let the games begin!

You can check out the full cast list for the 2022 season of SAS Australia here.

SAS Australia starts Monday, February 21 at 7.30 pm on Channel 7 and 7plus.

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