Potential recruits for SAS: Who Dares Wins told to take this fitness test at home

Potential recruits for SAS: Who Dares Wins told to take this fitness test at home

Would-be special forces soldiers have been told to take a fitness test at home after the coronavirus outbreak hit production of reality TV show SAS: Who Dares Wins. Producers are working out how to shoot the next instalment of the Channel 4 show, where Ant Middleton and other former elite troops test the recruits' physical and psychological metal to breaking point. In an email to people who have applied for the next series, Minnow Films said it was looking to film between September and March 2021 after the pandemic hit the original schedule. It means quite a wait for viewers after the series finale of the celebrity version on Monday (May 25). Potential candidates have been asked to film a continuous fitness video performing full press-ups and sit-ups as well as providing a verifiable record of being able to run 1.5miles in nine minutes and 30 seconds. The basic test is only a preliminary exercise and does not reflect all of the stages of the application process. Aspiring recruits have been advised to do this with a free running app such as Strava. As proof they are continuously running, they been asked to get a member of their household to video the full run with no cuts showing the app at the beginning and end. The message reads: “The production team are all currently working remotely and following strict social distancing guidelines. Moving forward, we will at all times be guided by the latest government advice on isolation and movement of people.” Over the ...
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