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SAS: Who Dares Wins 'axed' by Channel 4

SAS: Who Dares Wins 'axed' by Channel 4

The show has been on for the best part of a decade, but it looks like it's coming to an end

SAS: Who Dares Wins has been 'axed' by Channel 4, it's been revealed.

The hit reality series has been on our screens for the best part of a decade, with people pushing themselves to the limit to see if they've got what it takes.

For those of you who aren't too familiar with the show, the basic premise sees a group of thrill-seeking contestants pit themselves against one another in a series of gruelling tests.

The intense training course is set to replicate a number of elements that make up the selection course for the British Special Forces.

And over the years, it's seen the likes of Ant Middleton, Jason Fox, Matthew Ollerton, and Mark Billingham put them through their paces.

SAS: Who Dares Wins has been cancelled.
Channel 4

However, it looks like the much-loved series is coming to an end, at least for now.

Confirming the decision, a spokesperson for Channel 4 said it was simply 'due to the huge success of Celebrity SAS'.

“We have shifted our focus to prioritise this strand," the spokesperson told Deadline.

"As a result, a longer run eight part series is due to commence filming in the summer whilst ‘Civilian’ SAS will be rested."

Despite rumours, an insider told the outlet that the decision wasn't due to any kind of need to cut costs, instead, they said, it was based purely on the show's performance.

LADbible has contacted Channel 4 for comment.

The shock decision comes after the show's chief instructor Rudy Reyes told LADbible that it was one of the most realistic takes on the military process he had seen.

Speaking to us last year ahead of a new season, Reyes told LADbible: “It's cinematic, like a freakin’ Ridley Scott movie - it looks like Black Hawk Down.

“And we've got the military assets. The King of Jordan supported us with airframes and, and vehicles and, and pilots.

Chief instructor Rudy Reyes previously told LADbible that SAS: Who Dares Wins was hyper-realistic.
Channel 4

“So it's got a level of authenticity - and militaristic authenticity - that no other seasons had before.”

When asked how the concept compares to real-life training drills or selection processes, Reyes said: “All of the taskers are the same - we have the same taskers.

“And we also have a punishing training schedule, which is also the same. You're always in a schedule that's that you never have any time to do anything except switch on listen and execute. And in between, you're cleaning your weapon.

"The only thing these recruits are doing differently than we would in the military in the Marine Corps in the army in the Navy, is they are not continually maintaining their weapons.

“Everything else is the same – gear, accountability, uniforms, continuous teamwork, and constant hydration. Same kind of thing. Same kind of environment.”

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: UK News, TV and Film, SAS: Who Dares Wins, Channel 4