Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins 2021 line-up: Meet the all-star contestants for series 3

With Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins 2021 set to begin on Sunday, meet the famous contestants who'll be taking on the gruelling challenge this year.

Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins 2021

The famous recruits continue with their gruelling special services training this evening in the latest episode of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.


Series three of the Channel 4 reality show has so far seen the eliminations of six celebrities, with episode three saying goodbye to Jake Quickenden, Saira Khan, Shanaze Reade and Vicky Pattison.

While BMX racer Reade, singer Quickenden and TV personality Khan had to withdraw on medical grounds, reality star Pattison decided to leave on her own terms.

Just six famous recruits remain in the series, with Ore Oduba, James Cracknell, Alexandra Burke, Aled Davies, Wes Nelson and Kieron Dyer still going strong – but could tonight’s ‘Redman’ challenge and the brutal feedback from the SAS: Who Dares Wins instructors defeat them?

Here’s everything you need to know about the Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins 2021 contestants.

Ulrika Jonsson – WITHDREW

Ulrika Jonsson.
Channel 4

Ulrika Jonsson was rumoured to have signed up for the upcoming series of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins in October last year, and was eventually confirmed to be taking part in the 2021 series.

The 53-year-old broadcaster is best known for presenting the weather on TV-am, hosting Gladiators and being a team captain on Shooting Stars. In recent years, she’s appeared on Dancing on Ice, Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity MasterChef and First Dates Hotel.

Speaking about participating in this year’s show, Jonsson said: “I felt it had a profoundly positive effect on me.”

Unfortunately, Jonsson had to pull out of the series, after being treated for hypothermia.

Saira Khan – WITHDREW

Saira Khan.
Channel 4

TV personality Saira Khan is set to take part in the 2021 series of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

Khan is best known for winning The Apprentice in 2005, before going on to become a regular panelist on Loose Women and co-presenting The Martin Lewis Money Show. She’s previously competed on Celebrity Big Brother, Dancing on Ice and Pointless Celebrities.

“There are things that I have done in my life to prove myself, that I am strong, brave, determined, and a go getter. But Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins was an experience which has changed my life for the better,” she said in a statement.

“It humbled me and I am grateful for the show for waking me up to my life and start enjoying and appreciating everything I have worked so hard to achieve. It’s been life changing.”

Saira Khan left in episode three after breaking her ankle during a mud wrestle with Ulrika Jonsson.

Kerry Katona – QUIT

Kerry Katona.
Channel 4

Former Atomic Kitten star Kerry Katona isn’t a stranger to reality competitions, with the singer having won I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here in 2004 and coming in second place on Celebrity Big Brother in 2011. She’s also appeared on Dancing On Ice, Celebs Go Dating, Celebs on the Farm, Loose Women and a number of her own reality TV shows.

“This was a once in a lifetime opportunity… I never thought I’d learn so much about myself,” she said about her decision to join the show.

Katona was one of the first celebs to leave the 2021 series, after failing to do 50 sit ups.

On the second episode, which aired on Sunday, 5th September, all the contestants were ordered to do the exercise as a punishment for not tying their shoe laces before coming out in the morning to meet the instructors.

Kerry struggled to do the push ups, resulting in Ant barking at her for not yet managing to complete 10.

And when he asked her whether she wanted to try or hand in her number and leave, the former Atomic Kitten star decided she had had enough of the course and gave her number to Ant, ending her time on the show.

“It’s been amazing, I’ve actually loved it,” Kerry said on her exit.


“I’ve never looked at myself as a failure. It is what it is, if you didn’t achieve it then work harder.”

Vicky Pattison.
Channel 4