SAS Australia 2021 cast: Mark Philippoussis pushed to the limits and beyond on hit TV show Channel 7

Mark Philippoussis knew he would be pushed to his limits and beyond on SAS Australia.

The two-time Grand Slam finalist, alongside other Aussie celebrities, faces the Channel 7 TV show in one of the toughest trials of their lives.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at SAS Australia in the video player above

The 44-year-old knew the grueling TV show would be the most physically difficult thing he had done.

But he was not prepared for the heavy emotional and psychological toll the challenge would take.

Mark Philippoussis on SAS Australia

Philippoussis sat down to share his experience on the hit show Channel 7.

WHY DID YOU REGISTER WITH SAS AUSTRALIA?

To get out of my comfort zone and push myself to my limits and beyond, physically, emotionally and psychologically.

Also, to prove to myself that I could do it.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE EXPERIENCE?

The most difficult and rewarding time of my life.

WHAT TRAINING HAVE YOU DONE TO PREPARE FOR THE COURSE?

My main focus was on my knees.

I lost around 4kg walking and doing a lot of stairs with weight.

I also did a lot of groundwork.

WHEN WAS IT 100% REAL AT HOME?

The first day, as soon as this bag was taken out of our heads and we were gassed.

WAS SAS MORE OR LESS CHALLENGING THAN YOU EXPECT?

It was more difficult than I expected because of the emotional and psychological side.

WHAT WAS PREFERRED IN THE COURSE?

The highlight was not a specific thing.

I learned something new from the staff and myself every day.

Also connecting and getting to know rookies over time … I made some special friendships that I never expected and I am so grateful to you!

In the video player below, the stars of SAS Australia reveal it all.

Brynne Edelsten and Alicia Molik share how they fared as new signings in SAS Australia’s final season

AND THE LEAST FAVORITE?

The first helicopter task.

I put so much pressure on myself and never gave myself a chance knowing that was a huge weakness for me as I wasn’t training on bars at all.

The hardest part was not being able to contact my family.

SOMETHING SURPRISED YOU?

How my body adapted as I was there.

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF?

That I am even stronger than I think and capable of anything.

DO YOU EVER WANT TO DO THIS AGAIN?

Ha, no way!

THEY CALL THIS IS THE HARDEST TEST. DO YOU AGREE?

100% agree.

I knew it would be the hardest thing I ever did physically, but I didn’t know how psychologically and emotionally it would be too.

WHAT DO YOU TELL SOMEONE WHO IS CONSIDERING APPLYING FOR THE NEXT SEASON?

You must do it!

Meet the recruits

Alicia Molik – Tennis champion

Bonnie anderson – Singer / Actor

Bonnie Anderson.
Bonnie Anderson. Credit: Lisa Marée Williams/Getty Images

Brynne edelsten – Socialite socialite

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Dan Ewing – actor

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Emma Husar – Former politician

Former Labor MP Emma Husar has joined SAS Australia's grueling and captivating new season as a challenge for herself and to prove to Australia that she is not what she has been accused of in a year 2018 tumultuous in the federal parliament.
Former Labor MP Emma Husar has joined SAS Australia’s grueling and captivating new season as a challenge for herself and to prove to Australia that she is not what she has been accused of in a year 2018 tumultuous in the federal parliament. Credit: SAS Australia

Erin Holland – TV presenter

Erin Holland attends Day 1 of the Championships at Royal Randwick Racecourse on April 10, 2021 in Sydney, Australia.
Erin Holland attends Day 1 of the Championships at Royal Randwick Racecourse on April 10, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. Credit: Don Arnold/Wire picture

Heath shaw – AFL Star

GWS defender Heath Shaw
Heath Shaw will not be a GWS player in 2021 after not being offered a new contract by the AFL club. Credit: PAA

Isabelle Cornwall – actor

Isabelle Cornish attends 7th AACTA Awards Presented by Foxtel |  Industry Luncheon at The Star on December 4, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.
Isabelle Cornish attends 7th AACTA Awards Presented by Foxtel | Industry Luncheon at The Star on December 4, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. Credit: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images for AFI

Jana Pittman – Double Olympian

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Jessica peris – sprinter

Jessica Peris during the Australian Track and Field Championships at Sydney Olympic Park on April 2, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.
Jessica Peris during the Australian Track and Field Championships at Sydney Olympic Park on April 2, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Credit: Jason mccawley/Getty Images

Jett kenny – Iron Man

    Jett Kenny attends the Magic Millions Raceday at Gold Coast Turf Club on January 11, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia.
Jett Kenny attends the Magic Millions Raceday at Gold Coast Turf Club on January 11, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. Credit: Wendell Teodoro/Wire picture

John Steffensen – Olympic runner

Logos: John Steffensen.

Kerri Pottharst – Beach volleyball Olympian

Logos: Kerri Pottharst.

Koby Abberton – Boy’s bra

Koby Abberton
Koby Abberton Credit: El Photos/Getty Images

Marc Philippoussis – Tennis legend

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Manu Feildel – Famous chef

Manu Feildel attends the Grand Opening of Henrietta on July 1, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.
Manu Feildel attends the Grand Opening of Henrietta on July 1, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Credit: Don Arnold/Wire picture

Pierre Murray – Singer-songwriter

Pete Murray performs during Fire Fight Australia at ANZ Stadium on February 16, 2020 in Sydney, Australia.
Pete Murray performs during Fire Fight Australia at ANZ Stadium on February 16, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Credit: Cole bennett/Getty Images

Sam burgess – Star of the NRL

Sam Burgess poses during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL media opportunity at Redfern Oval on September 10, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.
Sam Burgess poses during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL media opportunity at Redfern Oval on September 10, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Credit: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
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