Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rick Reveals Brutal Reality of SAS Show

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rick Reveals Brutal Reality of SAS Show

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AS A barrister, Rick Stevens is used to laying down the law.

But nothing could prepare him for the experience of taking part in the Channel 4 show SAS: Who Dares Wins, where ordinary people are put through the brutal selection regime used by the British Army's elite special forces unit.

Rick, from Wilmslow, was flown to the Andes mountain range for the show - about 3,000 metres above sea level.

And the 33-year-old fitness fanatic says the show cannot convey just how tough it is.

"It's even more brutal than it seems on the TV," he said.

"Just imagine the hardest physical exercise you could do, and having to do it on virtually no sleep and at high altitude.

"You never got more than two or three hours sleep, we would go to bed at midnight, then be up at about 2am having to do night watch. …

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