SAS: Who Dares Wins season 7 cast: who is in contestant line up for Channel 4 series 2022 - from JJ to Cat
SAS: Who Dares wins returns with a new Chief Instructor and 20 new recruits
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Season seven of Who Dares Wins will see fresh faces in the staff in the form of Rudy Reyes as the new Chief Instructor, and Remi Adeleke as DS.
As well as a brand new setting for the challenges - the baking Jordinian desert rather than a remote Scottish island - season seven will also feature 20 new recruits.
Last year, just two of the recruits passed the gruelling selection course which is based on the real UK Special Forces selection programme.
Since season four, the programme has been open to women, and Louise McCullough became the first and so far only woman to pass selection on the show.
Meet the contestants taking part in season seven of Who Dares Wins:
Who are the SAS: Who Dares Wins contestants?
Recruit #1: Jamie
Jamie is a 38-year-old leisure centre manager from Gwent in South Wales.
He is a self-proclaimed fanboy of the show and signed up because he wanted to challenge himself and push past his limits.
Recruit #2: Dylan
Dylan, 24, is a scaffolder from Blackburn, Lancashire.
Dylan lost his mother in the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017 and has struggled with the loss - he joined the show to prove to himself that he grown mentally and physically since the event.
Recruit #3: Claire
Claire, 36, is a personal trainer and former athlete from Kent.
She signed up for Who Dares Wins to find out if she can take the gruelling selection process and still bounce back, and pass on what she learns from the process to other women in her life.
Recruit #4: Abigail
Abigail is a 27-year-old personal trainer who runs Abi Fitness.
She joined the show because she couldn’t think of a challenge that would push her further than the selection.
Recruit #5: Stacey
Stacey, aged 42, is an aerobic instructor from Leigh in Wigan, and the joint oldest contestant in this series.
Stacey, who has Crohn’s disease and inflammatory arthritis, signed up for the show after her husband died, hoping that the process will break her and allow her to come back stronger.
Recruit #6: Florence
Florence, 27, is a communications manager from London.
She applied for Who Dares Wins because the challenge scared her and she wanted to find out what she is capable of.
Recruit #7: Justyn
Justyn, 28, is a tech consultant and mental health advocate from London.
A natural thrill-seeker, Justyn signed up for the show because it is one of the most daring programmes on TV.
Recruit #8: Paige
Paige, aged 26, is a forensic science student from Durham.
Paige believes that she is resilient and determined, having faced mental challenges throughout her life, and signed up to see if she could find her limit.
Recruit #9: Vince
Vince is a 39-year-old business owner from London.
As a married father of two with a business to run, Vince struggles to find time to push himself and joined the show to put his mental and physical strength to the test.
Recruit #10: Reece
Reece, 24, is a foundry worker and dreamboy from Manchester, and is the joint youngest competitor, with Dylan.
Reece said that he applied to be on the show because he wants to see how far he will make it, and he wants to be taken more seriously.
Recruit #11: JJ
JJ, 42, is a courier driver and former pro-boxer from Watford, and the joint oldest recruit with Stacey.
He signed up for the show to motivate himself to get in shape, and has lost four stone in as many months in advance of appearing on the programme.
Recruit #12: James
James, 39, is a gym owner from Bristol.
James, whose brother disappeared 10 years ago, joined the show to see how much he could endure, and to raise awareness about experiencing that kind of loss.
Recruit #13: Sarah
Sarah is a 31-year-old personal trainer from London.
She applied to be on the show years ago because she had seen the first seasons and become a big fan, and because she wanted to find out if she is as tough as she thinks or whether the selection will beat her.
Recruit #14: Jody
Jody, 35, is a designer for events and exhibitions from Hampton.
She has experienced tough relationships that left her feeling like she wasn’t good enough and applied for the show to discover her own worth for herself.
Recruit #15: Nic
Nic, 40, is a firefighter from Warrington who watched the show for many seasons before applying himself.
When he turned 40 he felt that the time was right to take part in the show and take on selection as a personal challenge.
Recruit #16: Cat
Cat is a 36-year-old search and rescue winch paramedic from Fareham.
She said that she signed up for the programme as a result of too much wine, peer pressure and her own desire for adventure and a challenge.
Recruit #17: Pahrnia
Pahrnia, 31, is an artist from Bath and applied in August 2020 after applications for season six had closed.
She applied for the series because she wanted to take part in a challenge that would leave her fulfilled and where she could meet similar people.
Recruit #18: Shylla
Shylla, 33, is a postman and semi-pro footballer from Slough.
She wanted to take part in the shot to push herself to overcome her fears and live outside of her comfort zone.
Recruit #19: Tom
Tom is a 33-year-old mortgage advisor from Plymouth, who was diagnosed with PTSD following a car accident in 2019.
He decided to apply for the show after speaking to a therapist and wants to show that men can talk about their feelings and mental health and still be strong.
Recruit #20: Leo
Leo is a 31-year-old electrical engineer from Barnsley.
Leo tragically lost his daughter to suicide and joined the programme to prove to himself and others that it is possible to overcome bereavement and PTSD related issues.
Season seven of Who Dares Wins is currently airing on Sundays at 9pm on Channel 4.