The Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins line-up has been unveiled (Picture: Rex/Getty)
Also being put through their paces by chief instructor Ant Middleton and his team will be singer and fellow Strictly star Alexandra Burke, Olympic gold medallist James Cracknell, former Premiership footballer Kieron Dyer and Loose Women star Saira Khan.
Former Love Island contestant Wes Nelson, who has just released a song with Clean Bandit, TV personality Vicky Pattison, singer Jake Quickenden, Paralympic athlete Aled Davies and BMX and track world champion Shanaze Reade will also see if they have what it takes to pass SAS selection.
The group will leave behind their comfortable homes and glamorous lifestyles and head into the wilds of the Inner Hebrides in Scotland to the remote island of Raasay for what is described as ‘one of the toughest selection courses yet’.
Putting them through a condensed course over eight days will be Ant and his team of Directing Staff (DS), Foxy, Billy, Melvyn and Staz.
The 12 stars will face gruelling tasks and interrogations that will test them both physically and mentally and each will confront surprising truths about themselves.
Former Islander turned musician Wes is included in the line-up (Picture: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Outspoken columnist Ulrika revealed she felt going through the process had a ‘profoundly positive effect on me’, while former Atomic Kitten member Kerry, who recently moved into a new home back up North, said: ‘This was a once in a lifetime opportunity… I never thought I’d learn so much about myself.’
‘Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins is the most challenging thing physically and mentally I have ever done’, admitted Alexandra, who has recently worked on her first film role with musical Pretty Red Dress.
‘It was such a life changing experience and totally blew my mind. I would do the whole thing again in a heartbeat.’
Unconfirmed reports from October last year suggested that Ulrika, Vicky Pattison and Jake Quickenden quit the show during filming, after an insider told The Sun that Ulrika ‘had a meltdown’ while Vicky quit shortly after and Jake struggled with an arm injury.
Ulrika was previously reported as having left the show early (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)
With the show filmed so far in advance, fans will finally get to see what goes down in the newest edition later in August.
Contestant TV presenter Saira was full of praise for the experience, labelling it ‘life changing’.
She said: ‘There are things that I have done in my life to prove myself, that I am strong, brave, determined, and a go getter.
Saira said she was ‘grateful’ to the show (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock)
‘But Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins was an experience which has changed my life for the better.
‘It humbled me and I am grateful for the show for waking me up to my life and start enjoying and appreciating everything I have worked so hard to achieve. It’s been life changing.’
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins returns to Channel 4 on August 29 at 9pm.