Vicky Pattison among THREE stars to quit Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins 😢

Not the best start, then

Vicky Pattison

by Marianna Manson |
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Channel 4’s Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins has faced a serious blow in its first few days of filming after not one but THREE recruits dropped out.

The show is known for its gruelling drills and morale-testing physical punishments but it looks as though this year the celeb sign-ups can’t handle it, with heatworld fave Vicky Pattison reportedly throwing in the towel.

Also rumoured to have quit days in are TV personality Ulrika Jonsson and singer Jake Quickenden (who came second on I’m a Celeb in 2014, so you know he’s hard AF).

“SAS is notoriously the hardest show on telly and it pushes the celebs to their limits,” said a source. “Ulrika was so keen but not long after it started she had a meltdown and quit.

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Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins rumoured line-up

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AJ and Curtis Pritchard

Celebrity brothers AJ and Curtis Pritchard are reportedly set to make history as the first ever sibling duo on Celebrity SAS. It's claimed that Curtis, who rose to fame on Love Island in 2019, and AJ, best known as a former professional dancer on Strictly, "want to show they are more than just two good-looking lads and can get properly stuck in".

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Maisie Smith

Having played Tiffany Butcher-Baker on EastEnders on and off since 2008, Maisie Smith quit her soap role earlier this year. Fans are waiting for her next TV appearance, which is believed to be Celebrity SAS, with bated breath.

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Pete Wicks

Essex lothario Pete Wicks rose to fame on TOWIE after joining the cast in 2015, but will he fare as well on Celebrity SAS as he does with the ladies of Brentwood?

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Calum Best

There's not many shows Calum Best hasn't been on - Love Island, Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Ex on the Beach and Celebs Go Dating to name but a few - and now he's rumoured to be adding Celebrity SAS to his extensive resume.

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Dwain Chambers

Dwain Chambers is one of the fastest European sprinters in racing history but faced a major career setback in 2004 when tested positive for a banned substance. His lifetime ban from the Olympics was overturned in time for him to compete at London 2012.

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Ashley Cain

Ashley Cain is a former professional footballer turned reality star who has appeared on the likes of Ex on the Beach and The Challenge. Earlier this year, he raised £1.5million to fund specialist treatment for his daughter Azaylia who tragically passed away in April.

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Jonathan Broom-Edwards

After winning gold in at the Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020, high jump star Jonathan Broom-Edwards is set for another major challenge.

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Ferne McCann

First Time Mum and former TOWIE star Ferne McCann was reportedly top of producers' wish list for the upcoming series so we could see her put through her paces very soon.

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Fatima Whitbread

Legendary athlete Fatima Whitbread is one of only two women in history to have thrown the old style of javelin further than 75 metres, but is perhaps best known these days for getting a cockroach stuck up her nose on I'm A Celeb in 2011.

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Shannon Courtenay

Also known as The Baby Face Assassin, boxer Shannon Courtenay is certainly made of strong stuff having knocked out three opponents in her last eight fights. She also held the WBA female bantamweight title earlier this year but was stripped of her belt after failing to make weight in time for her match with Jamie Mitchell.

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Amber Gill

After winning Love Island back in 2019, will Amber Gill be as successful on Celebrity SAS? And how will she react to reuniting with Curtis Pritchard?

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Jade Jones

Jade Jones is no stranger to reality TV, having previously taken part in Celebs Go Dating, but she's best known as an Olympic Taekwondo champion.

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Jennifer Ellison

Legendary soap star Jennifer Ellison, best known for her role on Brookside, hasn't been seen on our screens much since appearing on Dancing On Ice in 2012, so it's about time she made a comeback.

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“She’s had a back issue and it was evident she wasn’t cut out for the tasks. Vicky also handed in the towel not long in.”

Following Ulrika’s back injury Jake also reached his physical limit, with the source continuing, “On the same day she left, it turned into chaos as Jake pulled up in agony. It’s believed he could have torn a bicep.

“Everyone hopes he’ll return but it depends if he’ll recover in time. It’s not great losing people but it proves how hard it is.”


Vicky was a hot sign up for the 2021 series after being crowned victorious on I’m a Celeb in 2015.

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"She is nervous as she knows that it won't be easy, but she is more than up for the challenge," a source told The Sun.

"Vicky already showed her determination and strength on I'm A Celeb and will no doubt impress fans again on what is easily the toughest show on telly."

"Jake [is] super-fit and should do well given [his] past pursuits in challenging TV shows," an insider told the publication.

"Bosses are keen to have people who won't collapse at the first hurdle."

Oh dear.

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