Katie Price: I was not physically or mentally fit enough for 'Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins'

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·3-min read
Katie Price faced the challenge of 'Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins'. (Channel 4)
Katie Price faced the challenge of 'Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins'. (Channel 4)

Katie Price has admitted she let herself down on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, because she was not fit enough.

The former glamour model and mother-of-five is among the celebrity line-up for the new series of the Channel 4 reality show and is reported to quit just two days into filming. She has now confessed she was not fit enough physically or mentally to face the challenge.

Price, 41, said in a promotional interview for the show: “I was going through a bad time mentally before I did this show. You will all find out what was going on.

Katie Price reportedlt quit 'Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins' after just two days. (Channel 4)
Katie Price reportedlt quit 'Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins' after just two days. (Channel 4)

“Since doing the show, for my mental health and stuff, being fit, I am actually so much fitter now than when I did the show.”

She added: “My only big thing is that someone else had been offered the place instead of me because I feel like I let myself down.

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“What I mean is because of my boobs physically – you will see some of it – that I shouldn’t have done it. I lied to myself.”

File photo dated 20/03/19 of former model Katie Price, who is waiting to hear how big a damages sum a High Court judge will award ex-husband Alex Reid after he claimed that she misused private information about his sex life.
File photo dated 20/03/19 of former model Katie Price, who is waiting to hear how big a damages sum a High Court judge will award ex-husband Alex Reid after he claimed that she misused private information about his sex life.

The celebrity version of SAS: Who Dares Wins sees contestants face gruelling challenges and interrogation by chief instructor Ant Middleton to see if they have what it takes to be a Special Air Service army officer.

Price - who last year split from fiancé Kris Boyson and was declared bankrupt - blamed undergoing breast reduction surgery prior to taking part in the show for her downfall.

Katie Price said she let herself down on 'Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins'. (Channel 4)
Katie Price said she let herself down on 'Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins'. (Channel 4)

She said: “I think a lot of people would know that mentally I am strong, just by my past and what I have been through...

“But it it was just physically my body wasn’t ready for a lot of the things I was put forward to, because that’s just due to my stupidity of going smaller surgically.

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“But apart from that I am a strong person anyway. When you get an interrogator going at you, even thought you know it is fake, although it is a show, it is not supposed to feel like a show. It feels like reality.”

Celebrity SAS line-up (Channel 4)
Katie Price, Brendan Cole, Joey Essex, Anthea Turner and Helen Skelton, John Fashanu, Nikki Sanderson, YouTuber Jack Maynard, Lauren Steadman, Locksmith, Yasmin Evans and Tony Bellew complete the 'Celebrity SAS' line-up for 2020. (Channel 4)

Other contestants taking part in the new series include Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole, TV personality Joey Essex, Blue Peter presenters Anthea Turner and Helen Skelton, former Premiership footballer John Fashanu, Hollyoaks actress Nikki Sanderson, YouTuber Jack Maynard and Paralympic athlete Lauren Steadman.

Rudimental DJ Locksmith, Radio 1Xtra DJ Yasmin Evans and former boxing champion Tony Bellew will also be taking on the challenges, filmed on Scotland’s West Coast.

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins returns to Channel 4 on Monday, 20 April at 9pm.