Sam Burgess ‘chokes out’ a soldier on SAS Australia during brutal hostage situation challenge – leaving producers ‘dumbfounded’
He’s one of the most scandal-prone stars to appear on the upcoming season of SAS Australia.
And controversy seems to follow the retired NRL player, as he’s now been accused of ‘choking out’ a instructor while filming the Channel Seven program.
According to Fox Sports, the 32-year-old was competing in a hostage situation challenge when he decided to put one of the ‘kidnappers’ into a head lock.
Sam Burgess, 32, ‘choked out’ a soldier on SAS Australia during a brutal hostage situation challenge, according to a report by Fox Sports
As part of the challenge Sam and seven other celebrity recruits were thrown into the back of a car and driven at 100km/h by two instructors posing as kidnappers.
According to the report, Sam hatched a plan to take control of the situation.
He asked fellow ‘hostage’, Olympic sprinter John Steffensen to pull the handbrake, before attacking the driver.
Intense: As part of the challenge Sam and seven other celebrity recruits were thrown into the back of a car and driven at 100km/h by two instructors posing as kidnappers
Man of action: According to the report, Sam hatched a plan to take control of the situation
‘Burgess reached over and put the soldier in a head lock, choking him out, before climbing in to the driver’s seat and taking the wheel,’ the report claimed.
‘The soldier was so damaged that an ambulance had to be called, leaving producers dumbfounded and the so-called SAS hard men red-faced.’
When contacted for comment, a Channel Seven spokesperson responded: ‘The new season of SAS Australia, coming soon to Channel 7 and 7plus, is the most gruelling course in the world to date. All participants will be pushed to their limits like never before.’
‘Burgess reached over and put the soldier in a head lock, choking him out’: Sam (left) asked fellow ‘hostage’, Olympic sprinter John Steffensen (right) to pull the handbrake, before attacking the driver
They’re back! Ant Middleton is returning to SAS Australia this year, alongside fellow DS Jason Fox, Matthew Ollerton and Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham for season two of Seven’s SAS Australia (all pictured)
SAS Australia will see the return of chief instructor Ant Middleton and fellow directing staff Jason Fox, Matthew Ollerton and Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham.
The new line-up of celebrity recruits features a mixture of famous and controversial participants, including socialite Brynne Edelsten and TV chef Manu Feildel.
Tennis champion Alicia Molik, Home and Away’s Dan Ewing, actress Bonnie Anderson and former politician Emma Husar are also set to compete on the show.
The series will also star Ironman Jett Kenny, volleyball champion Kerri Pottharst, Bra Boy Koby Abberton, singer Pete Murray and tennis star Mark Philippoussis.
The celebrities will endure strenuous physical activity and military-inspired challenges in order to test their true character.
Ambulance: The incident led to an ambulance being called on-set, the report claims
New cast: Season two’s line-up for the military-style competition features a mixture of famous and controversial participants