SAS: Who Dares Wins recruit reveals what happens after show ends

Chris Edwards
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From Digital Spy

Anyone would think that when the SAS: Who Dares Wins recruits finish the show's gruelling process they'd be taken to a five-star hotel and pampered with head massages, complimentary room service and jacuzzis.

Well, anyone would be wrong, as it looks like what the recruits really get after finishing the show is far less glamorous.

Last night (February 10), the Channel 4 show aired its final episode as the eight remaining recruits faced the daunting interrogation task before we finally found out who managed to complete the SAS: Who Dares Wins course.

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And, speaking to ahead of the finale, finalist Vicki Anstey (aka Number 17) revealed what happened after their time on the course was up – and it doesn't sound like the relaxing experience you'd expect.

"We were taken to an AirBnB in Chile out by Santiago," she said. "I mean, it was comfortable but it wasn’t exactly luxurious, and the shower we'd been so desperate for was more of a trickle than a power shower, so a little bit of an anti-climax.

"But we got to spend the evening together," Vicki added. "When everyone had finished and then we flew home the next day and that was that."

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Vicki didn't quite manage to complete the course, as she cracked after four hours of interrogation during the series' final episode.

Reflecting on her experience on Instagram afterwards, Vicki called the experience "bitter-sweet", and stated she's excited about "what's coming next".

"It’s over," she wrote. "Bitter-sweet. I had every intention of holding onto my number.

"I remember thinking to myself that I had done everything I wanted to do. Completed every task – and to the best of my ability. Competed with some exceptionally fit and strong individuals and (I believe) earned the respect of the DS. I felt that if I stayed any longer in interrogation, it might really mess with my head.

"I spent the rest of that day with @louise.gabbitas.89 and @jamesgwinnett eating and shuffling around until the rest of the recruits @redshepherdess @rick.m.stevens @milo.mackin @mark_j_peart @lmccullough230 finally emerged, every one of them winners.

"We built a camp fire and hugged each other until it burned out. The next day we were on a flight back to the UK. All over, just like that.

"The memories are strong but the bond between us is stronger. With everything the time comes to move on and I’m excited about what’s coming next."

SAS: Who Dares Wins returns with a celebrity Stand Up to Cancer special later this year on Channel 4.

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