A brand new season of SAS: Who Dares Wins kicks off on Monday with another line-up of civilians being put through the toughest challenge on TV for our entertainment.


The 2023 season, titled SAS Who Dares Wins: Jungle Hell, will see the SAS instructors take 20 contestants to Vietnam, where they'll be pushed to their physical and mental limits.

As well as the new line-up and new DS Chris Oliver joining the show, there'll also be a personnel switch-up when it comes to the Chief Instructor, with Mark 'Billy' Billingham taking over the role from Rudy Reyes.

Speaking about the change, Billy said: "Having been a DS on actual military SAS selection and Chief Instructor at the British Army Jungle Warfare Training School in Brunei, there is nobody better placed than myself to lead the recruits through this treacherous environment."

With former Navy SEAL Rudy, who joined as the Chief Instructor last year, now a member of the Directing Staff, here's everything you need to know about him ahead of the new season.

Who is Rudy Reyes?

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Age: 50

Instagram: @realrudyreyes

Rudy – full name Rodolfo Reyes is a conservationist, martial arts instructor, actor and former active duty United States Marine.

Reyes served in Afghanistan and took part in the Iraq war. He also served on the USS Dubuque and often led platoon PT sessions on ship.

After leaving the military in 2005, he became a gym instructor and went on to forge his TV career.

He is best known for HBO's mini series Generational Kill, which he worked on as a military advisor and also starred in. Other TV appearances include: Apocalypse Man, Ultimate Survival Alaska, and Spartan Race.

He joined SAS: Who Dares Wins and its celebrity spin-off as the new Chief Instructor last year, replacing Ant Middleton. However, he'll be stepping down and become a member of the Directing Staff for the upcoming season due to its new jungle location.

SAS: Who Dares Wins returns to Channel 4 on Monday 23rd January at 9pm. If you’re looking for more to watch check out our TV Guide or visit our dedicated Entertainment hub for the latest news.


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