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Photos reveal what filming conditions are REALLY like on SAS Australia


After a day of gruelling challenges during Monday’s premiere episode of SAS Australia, the show’s celebrity cast were taken to their prison-style camp.

‘This is your wash basins. This is where you wash yourselves and also your cutlery and your pots and pans from eating with. Happy?’ asked Directing Staff Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox. 

Candice Warner and Ali Oetjen exchanged horrified glances as they were shown the rusty looking troughs, which had been set up on the mud ground.

Home sweet home: After a day of gruelling challenges during Monday's premiere episode of SAS Australia, the show's celebrity cast were taken to their prison-style camp

Home sweet home: After a day of gruelling challenges during Monday’s premiere episode of SAS Australia, the show’s celebrity cast were taken to their prison-style camp

‘These are the toilets… Luxurious,’ continued Foxy, showing off four outhouses, which stood side-by-side with low doors and small openings to peer into the neighbouring stall.  

Roxy Jacenko’s mouth hung open incredulously as she stared at the makeshift toilets in disbelief. 

He then showed them where the doctors were housed, and informed them they were ‘not to be visited by anyone with blisters or a runny nose’.

Cold: The show's base camp is located in the Snowy Mountains, and with filming having taken place in August, the conditions were often freezing

Cold: The show’s base camp is located in the Snowy Mountains, and with filming having taken place in August, the conditions were often freezing

Not what she's accustomed to: Roxy Jacenko's mouth hung open incredulously as she stared at the makeshift toilets in disbelief

Not what she’s accustomed to: Roxy Jacenko’s mouth hung open incredulously as she stared at the makeshift toilets in disbelief

‘That’s if your f**king leg’s falling off,’ he added.

Foxy then showed them where they’d all be sleeping, as they were led into a barn-style room with a dirt floor and rows of stretcher beds.

‘They’re not going to be waited on. There’s no creature comforts,’ explained Foxy.

'This is your wash basins. This is where you wash yourselves and also your cutlery and your pots and pans from eating with. Happy?' asked Directing Staff Jason 'Foxy' Fox

‘This is your wash basins. This is where you wash yourselves and also your cutlery and your pots and pans from eating with. Happy?’ asked Directing Staff Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox

'These are the toilets... Luxurious,' continued Foxy, showing off four outhouses, which stood side-by-side with low doors and small openings to peer into the neighbouring stall

‘These are the toilets… Luxurious,’ continued Foxy, showing off four outhouses, which stood side-by-side with low doors and small openings to peer into the neighbouring stall

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He added: ‘This is your accommodation. It needs to be kept clean at all times. You’ve got two wood burners in here, so there’s no excuse for your kit not drying overnight.’ 

At the end of each bed was a metal trunk with a bucket on top, and a row of wooden drying racks lined the centre of the room. 

‘Their only comfort is their own mind. But that might not be a comfort,’ laughed Foxy, with the show’s celebrities seeming shell-shocked by their new reality.

Basic: Foxy then showed them where they'd all be sleeping, as they were led into a barn-style room with a dirt floor and rows of stretcher beds

Basic: Foxy then showed them where they’d all be sleeping, as they were led into a barn-style room with a dirt floor and rows of stretcher beds

Zero privacy: As some of the celebrities went outside to use the toilets, a disbelieving Candice Warner admitted, 'You wouldn't want to have stage fright'

Zero privacy: As some of the celebrities went outside to use the toilets, a disbelieving Candice Warner admitted, ‘You wouldn’t want to have stage fright’

'They're not going to be waited on. There's no creature comforts,' explained Directing Staff Jason 'Foxy' Fox

‘They’re not going to be waited on. There’s no creature comforts,’ explained Directing Staff Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox

‘I don’t even… I actually don’t have words,’ confessed a stunned Roxy, 40. 

As some of the celebrities went outside to use the toilets, a disbelieving Candice, 35, admitted, ‘You wouldn’t want to have stage fright.’

Added Roxy: ‘I think I just won’t go to the bathroom for 14 days.’

Terrifying: Proving to be worlds away from the lifestyles they're accustomed to, the show's celebrities were often spotted being led across the grounds by guards while hooded

Terrifying: Proving to be worlds away from the lifestyles they’re accustomed to, the show’s celebrities were often spotted being led across the grounds by guards while hooded

'There is no privacy, there's no quietness. You're sharing the one toilet. I slept on cement for a long time,' Schapelle Corby said, comparing the camp to a Balinese prison

‘There is no privacy, there’s no quietness. You’re sharing the one toilet. I slept on cement for a long time,’ Schapelle Corby said, comparing the camp to a Balinese prison

Schapelle Corby confessed that her ‘life in prison’ had prepared her for such extreme living conditions.

‘There is no privacy, there’s no quietness. You’re sharing the one toilet. I slept on cement for a long time,’ the 43-year-old convicted drug smuggler explained.

Joked comedian Merrick Watts: ‘In my house, we just s**t in the sink, so this is good.’ 

Quite the production: The DS (Directing Staff) patrolled the sparse grounds in all-black ensembles, with a blonde producer also spotted at the camp

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Quite the production: The DS (Directing Staff) patrolled the sparse grounds in all-black ensembles, with a blonde producer also spotted at the camp

'Their only comfort is their own mind. But that might not be a comfort,' laughed Foxy, with the show's celebrities seeming shell-shocked by their new reality

‘Their only comfort is their own mind. But that might not be a comfort,’ laughed Foxy, with the show’s celebrities seeming shell-shocked by their new reality

Keeping it real: Military vehicles were spotted at the camp, proving just how authentic the SAS Australia experience is

Keeping it real: Military vehicles were spotted at the camp, proving just how authentic the SAS Australia experience is

The show’s base camp is located in the Snowy Mountains, and with filming having taken place in August, the conditions were often freezing.

Corrugated iron structures would have provided little warmth for the show’s contestants, with Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins seen shivering shortly after arriving on site. 

Built on an isolated sheep station, there were originally no structures on the camp site with the buildings erected for the show.

Freezing: Corrugated iron structures would have provided little warmth for the show's contestants, with Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins seen shivering shortly after arriving on site

Freezing: Corrugated iron structures would have provided little warmth for the show’s contestants, with Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins seen shivering shortly after arriving on site

Serving a purpose: Built on an isolated sheep station, there were originally no structures on the camp site with the buildings erected for the show

Serving a purpose: Built on an isolated sheep station, there were originally no structures on the camp site with the buildings erected for the show

Mind games: Interrogation is considered to be a highly stressful process, and can last up to 48 hours in the real world

Mind games: Interrogation is considered to be a highly stressful process, and can last up to 48 hours in the real world

Proving to be worlds away from the lifestyles they’re accustomed to, the show’s celebrities were often spotted being led across the grounds by guards while hooded.

The hooded stars were believed to have been escorted to the show’s interrogation shed for RTI (Resistance To Interrogation).

It’s considered to be a highly stressful process, and can last up to 48 hours in the real world. 

'We're taking them out of their comfort zone. We're pushing on your weaknesses, and we're seeing how you react to that...' explained Chief Instructor Ant Middleton

‘We’re taking them out of their comfort zone. We’re pushing on your weaknesses, and we’re seeing how you react to that…’ explained Chief Instructor Ant Middleton

All part of it: The hooded stars were believed to have been escorted to the show's interrogation shed for RTI (Resistance To Interrogation)

All part of it: The hooded stars were believed to have been escorted to the show’s interrogation shed for RTI (Resistance To Interrogation)

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Isolated: The actual camp site proved to be extremely basic, and was far removed from any neighbouring signs of civilisation

Isolated: The actual camp site proved to be extremely basic, and was far removed from any neighbouring signs of civilisation

‘Tactical questioning is basically to see if someone has integrity, to see if they’re willing to open up and let us know that they’re not perfect,’ explained Chief Instructor Ant Middleton. 

‘To do that, we’re taking them out of their comfort zone. We’re pushing on your weaknesses, and we’re seeing how you react to that… 

‘The reason that we hood them is to let them know that we’re in complete control. It’s a way of us taking away all of your senses, and that’s when I start digging.’ 

'The reason that we hood them is to let them know that we're in complete control. It's a way of us taking away all of your senses, and that's when I start digging,' explained Chief Instructor Ant Middleton

‘The reason that we hood them is to let them know that we’re in complete control. It’s a way of us taking away all of your senses, and that’s when I start digging,’ explained Chief Instructor Ant Middleton

'Tactical questioning is basically to see if someone has integrity, to see if they're willing to open up and let us know that they're not perfect,' explained Chief Instructor Ant Middleton

‘Tactical questioning is basically to see if someone has integrity, to see if they’re willing to open up and let us know that they’re not perfect,’ explained Chief Instructor Ant Middleton

Filming in progress: Stark rural landscape surrounded the camp, with only a few production trucks and other vehicles nearby

Filming in progress: Stark rural landscape surrounded the camp, with only a few production trucks and other vehicles nearby

The DS (Directing Staff) patrolled the sparse grounds in all-black ensembles, with a blonde producer also spotted at the camp.

The actual camp site proved to be extremely basic, and was far removed from any neighbouring signs of civilisation.

Stark rural landscape surrounded the camp, with only a few production trucks and other vehicles nearby.

SAS Australia continues Tuesday at 7.30pm on Channel Seven

Ready for it: Schapelle Corby confessed that her 'life in prison' had prepared her for such extreme living conditions

Ready for it: Schapelle Corby confessed that her ‘life in prison’ had prepared her for such extreme living conditions



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