Meet US star Rudy Reyes who is replacing Ant Middleton on SAS: Who Dares Wins

SAS: Who Dares Wins has unveiled a brand new line-up following the departure of original star and Chief Instructor Ant Middleton.

For the first time in the Channel 4 show’s history, two former United States Special Forces operators are teaming up with returning stars Jason Fox, aka Foxy, and Mark Billingham, aka Billy, to complete the DS line-up.

The team will be led by new Chief Instructor, America’s Rudy Reyes, while former US Navy SEAL Remi Adeleke will take a DS spot.

All four will help to put civilian and celebrity recruits through their paces when the show returns to screens next year.

Speaking about being picked to be the new Chief Instructor, 50-year-old Rudy, who has multiple military awards to his name, said: “To be part of SAS: Who Dares Wins – the hardest selection course on television – is one the greatest privileges of my life.”

The US star, who led operations in Fallujah and Ramadhi, Iraq, added: “And to be named Chief Instructor is a huge honour – made even more rewarding working alongside Billy, Foxy and Remi – heroes on and off screen.”

Rudy may be a familiar face to some TV viewers as since his military career ended he’s gone onto play himself in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill and been interviewed on documentary series Once Upon a Time in Iraq.

Fellow new recruit John Aderemi ‘Remi Adeleke’, who was born in West Africa and brought up in New York City, served for 13 years on active duty.

Revealing more about his new role, the 39-year-old said: “Since I departed from the military in 2016 my main focus in life has been to inspire, motivate and educate people— whether through writing, speaking or visual storytelling.”

“Therefore I am very grateful to the SAS: Who Dares Wins team – especially my SOF brothers Billy, Foxy, and Rudy – for allowing me to be a part of this unique, inspirational and transformative experience.”

He continued: “Through this amazing show, I’m looking forward to playing a role in changing the lives of many “recruits” and viewers around the world.”

To mark the start of an exciting new chapter for the long-running series, which first debuted in 2015, the show also has a new home.

Now, both versions of the show will be filmed in a newly created, secret, SAS military base in the Middle East’s Jordan.

And long-running star Foxy and Billy are clearly thrilled to have the boys on board as the show goes in a slightly different direction.

Foxy explained: “Having worked closely with our US brothers in the past it’s great to be back with them delivering next level brutality on this new selection course, in the most savage of environments. Definitely the spiciest one yet…Hoorah!…as my American Marine brothers would say!”

Billy added: “Twenty plus years of collaboration, from a young paratrooper working with an 82nd Airborne, to smashing targets side by side with Delta Force. It’s great to reconnect our bond across the pond.”

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