16 Celebrities To Undergo The “Special Forces: The Ultimate Test”
14 Sep 2022
Who amongst the 16 Celebrities will be able to endure the challenges that Special Forces candidates in a new reality TV series called “Special Forces: The Ultimate Test”? Fox has ordered the series in which the celebrities who have accepted the challenge will be will be dropped in the Jordanian desert to train with some hardened Special Forces veterans.
“Special Forces: The Ultimate Test” is based on the format of the UK show “SAS: Who Dares Wins” which is being aired by Channel 4 since 2015. The premise here is that there are no winners in the shows, but it is a matter who survives the grueling tests and challenges set out for them. According to Entertainment Weekly, the celebrities will either quit along the way, asked by the trainers to leave the show, or be disqualified due to injuries.
The Special Forces trainers in the show are former Recon Marine Rudy Reyes (the subject of the book “Generation Kill” that was adapted as series by HBO); former SAS operative Mark “Billy” Billingham who does security for A-list celebrities and an author himself; television presenter Jason “Foxy” Fox from the Royal Marine Commandos and Special Boat Service; and Remi Adeleke a former Navy SEAL and author of the book “Transformed”.
The celebrities who are to be the first batch of the show are headline by Spice Girl Mel B; former White House Director of Communications, Anthony Scaramuci; and the host of Dr. Drew himelf, Dr. Drew. They are joined by various celebrity athletes, singers, and reality TV stars such as Kate Gosselin, Jamie Lynn Spears, Tyler Florence, Gus Kenworthy, Montell Jordan, Beverly Mitchell, Danny Amendola, Hannah Brown, Dwight Howard, Nastia Liukin, Carli Lloyd, Kenya Moore, and Mike Piazza.
In an interview with Variety, Fox Alternative Entertainment president Rob Wade said, “They’re completely removed from society and producers. The staff sergeants control everything within the camp. They live in a in the middle of the desert, 100 degrees, in a place where the toilets are literally a hole in the ground. Their beds are just a sheet over a metal bar. It’s completely back to basics.”
Which of these celebrities will remain standing at the end of the first season? Will find out when the show premieres in January 2023.