Channel 7 has released its full lineup for the 2022 edition of SAS Australia, including sports stars, TV stars and a convicted drug dealer.
Channel 7 has released its full lineup for the 2022 edition of SAS Australia.
The 17-strong list features celebrities from a wide variety of backgrounds, including former AFL greats Barry Hall and Wayne Carey alongside Thick Pizza comedian Paul Fenech and actor Melissa Tkautz.
They will appear with Olympians Geoff Huegill and Melissa Wu, as well as professional boxers Ebanie Bridges and Michael Zerafa.
The age range of 2022 recruits varies wildly, with 23-year-old NRLW player Millie Boyle up against 50-year-old Fenech and Carey.
The convicted cocaine dealer Richard Buttrose, son of presenter and ABC chairman Ita Buttrose, will also be featured in the next series.
The competition pits the recruits against each other in challenging terrain, cut off from the outside world. They will eat, sleep and train together in grueling conditions – with “no allowances or exceptions made for their celebrity status or gender”.
The full list:
* Anna Heinrich, 34 – TV personality
*Barry Hall, 44 – AFL Great
* Darius Boyd, 34 – Retired NRL Star
* Ebanie Bridges, 35 – Champion Boxer
* Ellia Green, 28 – Rugby Superstar
* Geoff Huegill, 42 – Olympic Swimming Legend
* Locky Gilbert, 32 – Reality TV Star
* Melissa Tkautz, 47 – Singer / Actor
* Melissa Wu, 29 – Olympic diver
* Michael Zerafa, 29 – Professional Boxer
* Millie Boyle, 23 – NRLW player
* Orpheus Pledger, 28 – Actor
* Paul Fenech, 51 – Comedian
* Riana Crehan, 34 – Motorsport presenter
* Richard Buttrose, 49 – Convicted drug dealer
* Simone Holtznagel, 28 – Model
* Wayne Carey, 50 – AFL Commentator
The news came shortly after 2021 star Koby Abberton revealed what the network paid him for the final season.
The 42-year-old “Bra Boy”, who left the show on Wednesday night due to back problems, told Triple M Sydney’s Moonman In The Morning show that he had pocketed $100,000 from Channel 7.
“I got paid 100 grand,” Abberton stated during Thursday morning’s show.
“Another thing I’m talking about, there are other avenues of work. You’re loud and proud and sometimes you find it, so that was it.”
It makes Abberton one of the highest paid celebrities on SAS Australia, with retired NRL star Sam Burgess reportedly making between $150,000 and $200,000.