There are all kinds of courage displayed when 12 other famous faces (ish) were given SAS training on Channel 4 last night.
However, nothing compares to the fortitude of a SAS man who actually dared to say the following words to Katie Price: “Tell us what you’ve been through.”
Woah, friend! Are you sure you want to hear his life story? You only have eight days with him, boss.
That won’t even get you ready on his wedding day with Peter Andre.
Incidentally, when Katie said, “Mentally, I found all kinds of obstacles” which is probably the most beautiful description of Pete that I have long heard.
By the way, if this opening episode is something to go through, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Katie stop before eight days passed.
We already know that a quarter of recruits do not make it past episode two.
I would not say Ant Middleton and his children bully Katie from the outside, but they seem to have chosen her for harsh treatment.
Maybe it’s because he is the only one of the 12 they all know.
That is understandable. When Ant said that the process would eliminate the celebrity status of the contestants, the words of the horse, the stable door, and ran across my mind.
How famous we think they are no problem. How famous the contestants themselves are.
And if you are looking for an ego that needs to be pierced, Brendan Cole is a strong contender for the first stitch of the night.
“I can do anything. I am good at sports, I am good at theater, I am good at drama,” bragged former Strictly pro.
He then added, “I can do anything you want me to do,” which I carefully align what you want for the category.
Other candidates include martial arts expert John Fashanu, YouTube showing off Jack Maynard and veteran reality star Joey Essex.
Fashanu explained that he was nicknamed “Fash the bash” because of rhymes.
“I’m just grateful for my name, not Hunt,” he laughed. Too true, Fash. I mean, just imagine being nicknamed Hunt the Crash.
Maynard explained that the reason for doing the show was “I certainly think it’s time for me to return to TV” – which, in my opinion, immediately put him in a very exclusive club. I will also question the use of the word back.
As for our old friend Joey, he played his usual role – acting like he was dim.
When medics told recruits to be careful of lice, Joey said he didn’t want to catch “limescale”.
I did not believe for a minute that Joey did not know it was really called Lyme disease.
But if anyone sees him at his local pharmacy holding a prescription for Viakal, I will be happy to withdraw the charge.
PS: Prediction. Paralympian Lauren Steadman or DJ Locksmith from Rudimental to win. Retired boxer Tony Bellew for Brendan or Joey’s chin.
NOTE. I will be pleased with the results.