Jackie ‘O’ Henderson reveals which celebrity turned down an offer to star in SAS Australia – and reveals the VERY misleading pitch given by producers
Channel Seven’s SAS Australia sees the celebrity contestants having to endure sleep deprivation, interrogation techniques and physical challenges.
And on Thursday, Jackie O Henderson revealed which Australian star turned down an offer to appear on the military-style show.
Revealed: Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (pictured) has revealed which celebrity turned down an offer to appear on Channel Seven’s SAS Australia
‘She was asked to go on it and she said that they said, basically, all it is if you can run 3km and do this, you’ll be fine,’ Jackie O explained.
She continued: ‘That’s pretty much the brief you’re given. You are not told everything else that’s going into this show.’
This comes after Daily Mail Australia revealed former Married At First Sight stars Ines Basic and Jessica Power almost made the cut.
Casting producers for SAS Australia were looking at clients represented by celebrity agent Max Markson, who looks after reality stars from MAFS and Love Island.
Offer: Jackie (right) revealed on KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O show, Sophie Monk (left) was given an opportunity to join the program but declined
Jessika was reportedly in contention for the gig, but producers ultimately went with one of Max’s other clients, Eden Dally, instead.
A source said there were concerns from Jessika’s camp about her fitness level, as the blonde bride is known for her love of fast food and often boasts about not exercising and hating the gym.
She was then advised by her management to get in shape in case Channel Seven is ever interested in casting her in the future.
Jackie told her co-host Kyle Sandilands (pictured): ‘She was asked to go on it and she said that they said, basically, all it is if you can run 3km and do this, you’ll be fine’
Fellow bride Ines was much closer to making it on the show but ultimately things didn’t work out for her either.
Back in April, she claimed that she was set to start filming the series in New Zealand, but the deal fell through after production was delayed due to COVID-19.
Filming was put on hold for a few months, until it eventually started up again in the NSW Snowy Mountains, without Ines on board.
The SAS Australia contestants include 2018 Bachelorette Ali Oetjen, sporting great-turned-reality TV flop Nick Cummins and former Ironwoman Candice Warner.
Double trouble! This comes after Daily Mail Australia revealed former Married At First Sight stars Ines Basic (left) and Jessica Power (right) almost made the cut