News April 20, 2021

Musicians Pete Murray & Bonnie Anderson join SAS Australia cast

Musicians Pete Murray & Bonnie Anderson join SAS Australia cast

Two local musicians are part of Channel 7’s SAS Australia lineup for 2021.

Both Pete Murray and Bonnie Anderson will take part in what the network is dubbing “the most brutal life lesson” participants will ever experience.

The show launched locally last year, and puts the stars through extreme physical endurance, sleep deprivation, interrogation and psychological testing. Publicity for the show said the men and women will need to “push past their fears and their limits”.

“Faced with more extreme challenges in mountainous and unforgiving terrain, these famous faces will eat, sleep and be tested in punishing conditions, with no allowances or exceptions made for their celebrity status or gender,” publicity for the show said.

“Some will reach breaking point and withdraw. Who will have the mental strength to tough it out to the end?,” it added.

It’s not Anderson’s first foray into TV, with the star first coming to prominence on Australia’s Got Talent in 2007 when she was just 12 years old. She won the series, and has subsequently appeared on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions, Neighbours and The Masked Singer. 

In 2019, she signed with BMG Australia.

Murray, meanwhile, has been prominent in Australian music since the early 2000s, signing to Sony BMG for his smash-hit album, Feeler. 

His last album, Camacho, released in 2017, peaked at #3 on the ARIA Albums Chart. His EP, The Night, came out earlier this year.

Last year, only Nick Cummins (former rugby player and star of The Bachelor), Sabrina Frederick (AFLW player) and Merrick Watts (comedian and former radio host) made it to the end of the challenge.

The full list of participants for this year’s season is below. The new season will premiere on Channel 7 and streaming service 7plus later this year.

  • Alicia Molik – Tennis Champion
  • Bonnie Anderson – Singer / Actor
  • Brynne Edelsten – Socialite
  • Dan Ewing – Actor
  • Emma Husar – Former Politician
  • Erin Holland – TV Presenter
  • Heath Shaw – AFL Star
  • Isabelle Cornish – Actor
  • Jana Pittman – Dual Olympian
  • Jessica Peris – Sprinter
  • Jett Kenny – Ironman
  • John Steffensen – Olympic Runner
  • Kerri Pottharst – Beach Volleyball Olympian
  • Koby Abberton – Bra Boy
  • Manu Feildel – Celebrity Chef
  • Mark Philippoussis – Tennis Legend
  • Pete Murray – Singer-Songwriter
  • Sam Burgess – NRL Player

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