They skinned rabbits to feed one another, and had to carry each other through the Special Forces-style challenges.
But one communal activity that cemented lifelong friendships between the celebrities on SAS: Who Dares Wins was going to the toilet.
The lineup, which included former boxer Tony Bellew, reality star Joey Essex, TV presenter Anthea Turner and ex-Strictly star Brendan Cole, were made to “buddy up” with a pal to visit the loo together during their Scottish island expedition.
And though actress Nikki Sanderson was able to request a female toilet buddy, some were plonked together at random.
“You have to bond when you have to go to the toilet,” says presenter Helen Skelton, while Radio 1 Xtra host Yasmin Evans cheerfully announces: “Brendan was my number two partner.”
Hopefully, there were no foxtrots… “As soon as I went to the toilet with Joey, Brendan and Nikki, we were best mates,” she added.
“I couldn’t bring myself to sit on that seat,” grimaces Joey – who admits the experience was more difficult than his stint on I’m A Celebrity.
That was the toughest part – facing that bathroom at 3am.”
Skinning a rabbit to cook to eat also proved difficult, although Tony reckons the experience has prepped him in
case conditions during lockdown deteriorate.
“If they closed Asda or Morrisons I can f***ing kill a rabbit and a fox, and I can skin it and eat it,” he boasts.
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins also features model Katie Price, who quit after a few days admitting her body “wasn’t physically ready” following a boob op.
*Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins begins on Monday, April 20, at 9pm on Channel 4.
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