Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins babe Nikki Sanderson describes show's harrowing impact
Stars including Nikki Sanderson and Helen Skelton suffered sleepless nights after tackling the show.
They were pushed to their mental and physical limits by the instructors during filming.
Hollyoaks star Nikki, 36, said: “All of us had nightmares when we got back. I had them for weeks. They were about everything you could think of.
“When you’re filming the show, your body and mind is in a constant state of being on edge.
“When you come out of it you think you can switch off, but you can’t
because your mind is still there.
“Every time you hear a noise you think, ‘Has my water bottle fallen? Who’s going to shout at me? Where am I going?’.”
Countryfile presenter Helen, 36, said: “It’s so intense in there that you overthink things. You’re mentally more
broken than you realise. It messes with your head.”
Rudimental star DJ Locksmith, real name Leon Rolle, 33, was left in agony by the rigours of the show.
The relentless hiking made a long-running knee injury flare up. He now fears he will need an operation.
Locksmith said: “Usually I can maintain the injury, but while we were doing the show there was no time to recover and it suffered. It just went on me.
“It was a horrific feeling. Watching back some of the footage has been horrific. It’s 50/50 whether I’ll need a knee replacement. That is the last resort.”
Even boxing champion Tony Bellew, 37, struggled to cope after he ...
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