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LAUREN STEADMAN TAKES PART IN SAS WHO DARES WINS CELEBRITY SPECIAL

Monday night is the return of SAS Who Dare’s Wins Celebrity special. The show see’s five ex-Special Forces soldiers who recreate the SAS’s secret selection process. The shows pushes individuals to the extremes.

The celebrities take on a range of physical and mental challenges aimed to test strength and resilience under pressure.

The famous faces will embark on a gruelling course in the challenging terrain of Scotland’s remote island, Raasay. Here they’re exposed to unforgiving weather, harsh landscape and volatile seas.

This year our very own Lauren Steadman is taking part. Lauren is a key member of Robin Brews swimming team; she’s also a Paralympian and was set to be at Tokyo this summer.

Lauren has been working with Robin, since she was 14 years old.

 

Lauren said: “I love that doing sport at Club La Santa doesn’t feel like a chore, it’s a way of life, and that any age, ability and nationality comes together and trains in one place! The facilities are amazing and user friendly so all you have to do is put the effort.”

Lauren is joined by a whole host of celebrity faces including: Katie Price, Joey Essex, Anthea Turner, Helen Skelton, Brendan Cole, John Fashanu Nikki Sanderson, Jack Maynard, Locksmith, Jasmin Evans and Tony Bellew.

We asked Lauren a few questions on her experience on the show:

What made you want to do the show?

I decided to take part on SAS as I relish a challenge! And whilst training for a Paralympics is tough, and mind gruelling, I wanted to challenge myself in a different way.  I wanted to see if my years and years of triathlon and swimming training had prepared me in anyway!

What were you most looking forward to about the experience? 

I was most looking forward to working hard, and out of my comfort zone, learning new skills and pushing myself beyond my perceived limits to see if I actually had what it took to complete the course! Until you’re in the moment you never really know!

What were you most worried about?

I guess I was most worried about letting my team down, and holding the team back, I did my best in everything put in front of me, but I still had hesitations on wanting to be a team player and helping everyone.

What were your strengths/weaknesses going into this?

I think a strength may have been my mind set, I’m not the strongest, yes I can swim, bike, run, but that’s nothing compared to the challenging tasks which we were given. I got through on mental toughness, I constantly live in the ‘physical pain cage’ anyway, so this was no different to any other session – just be tough and push through.

A weakness may have been food consumption; I’m very used to eating a varied, healthy, and nutritious diet. I constantly felt hungry and the food we ate were quite bland and filling but I adapted and just made sure each and everyday I had fuelled myself for whatever was thrown at us!

Join Lauren on Monday evening at 9pm on channel four and watch her journey.

Date Posted: 19th April 2020

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