Helen Skelton, 36, was one of the six celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins contestants still in the game as tonight’s final got underway. The famous faces had one last test to pass before ex-special forces personal Ant Middleton, 39, and his team decided if any of them had done enough to be crowned winners. As the numbers dropped one by one throughout the gripping final instalment, it was thought by viewers the Countryfile host would make it all the way to the end. However, minutes before the credits rolled, it was revealed just where she had positioned on the results table and Channel 4 viewers weren’t happy.
The episode started with the final six being apprehended by masked men and then subjected to hours of gruelling interrogation to get information out of them.
What the directing staff were hoping the celebrities would do was drip feed their interrogators pieces of information to ensure they weren’t frustrated.
In real life, Ant explained, the contestants would end up dead if their captors felt they weren’t offering anything to the table.
After boxer Tony Bellew, 37, became the first evictee of the night, reality star Joey Essex, 29, could no longer take the heat and voluntarily walked out.
With four still in the game, it was Helen and Hollyoaks actress Nikki Sanderson, 36, who came joint third and viewers were in uproar as neither woman took the crown.
“Now I can go home and say, ‘I did something cool today’,” the SAS Who Dares Wins finalist continued.
This meant the directing staff had to choose between Paralympian and former Strictly Come Dancing star Lauren Steadman, 27, and Rudimental DJ Locksmith, as to who would win.
After some consideration, both contestants were taken to a scenic cliff top where they were told the result.
In a first for the celebrity edition of the endurance show, both finalists were crowned victors of the series.
They succeed last year’s champion, former professional football player and former I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here star, Wayne Bridge, 39.
Taking to Twitter, Ant thanked all those who made the second celebrity series a success in view of his 305,700 followers.
“Another series of #saswhodareswins delivered! Thank you @jason_carl_fox @billingham229b
@ollie_ollerton @jay_morton_ all the recruits and @Channel4 & @Minnow_Films Until next time… Stay positive!”
Applications are now open for the next civilian series of the endurance show, which will air sometime next year.
SAS Who Dares Wins is now available to stream on All4.
Published at Mon, 25 May 2020 21:16:00 +0000