Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins star 'threatened to throw crew member off a cliff'
A famous face appearing on the upcoming season of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins is reported to have had a massive meltdown on set that resulted in threats to ‘throw a crew member off the side of a cliff’.
The latest version of the reality series was filmed in New Zealand and saw celebrities put through their paces by instructors Rudy Reyes, Remi Adeleke, Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox and Mark ‘Billy Billingham’.
Some of the names reported to have taken part include Love Island’s Ovie Soko, TOWIE star Pete Wicks, Bianca Gascoigne, actor John Barrowman and Georgia Harrison, as well as Olympic boxer Anthony Ogogo.
However, it’s now emerged that the stress of the show got so intense at one point that Anthony, 34, snapped.
‘Anthony went crazy after a tough task that involved pulling something up the side of a mountain in the snow,’ a source has said.
‘He was stressed out from the challenge and took his anger out on a crew member.
‘He screamed at him and threatened to throw him off the side.’
They continued: ‘He’s a big bloke and because he’s a boxer, everyone was terrified.
‘Thankfully he calmed down eventually, and no one was hurt but it was a scary situation,’ the source added when speaking to The Sun.
Back in 2012, Anthony won a bronze medal for Britain at the 2012 London Olympics, before turning pro and going on to win 11 of his 12 clashes.
His first title fight, for the vacant WBC International Middleweight crown in 2016, was the only loss of his four-year career.
After suffering a fractured eye socket that left him registered blind, he retired from the sport at only 30 years old.
Following his retirement from boxing, Anthony began his career in professional wrestling.
In the years since he has also appeared on Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack, Splash and Celebrity Haunted Mansion.
In 2015 he also competed on Strictly Come Dancing, where he was paired with Oti Mabuse, however they were eliminated in the third week.
Last month he told Metro.co.uk that he was still suffering from the effects of taking part in Celebrity SAS.
‘It was fun, it was just very hard! On telly, it’s just someone lifting a boat and you see them grimacing and you’re like, “That looks hard! That looks heavy!”,’ he said.
‘You can’t feel the weight of it. When you feel the weight of it – and then we were in New Zealand in their winter! I got frost bite, my two big toes are still numb from the experience. I’m sitting there, I’m shuddering!’
He added that while he felt like a ‘tough dude’ emotionally and physically, the experience was ‘genuinely was one of the hardest things I’ve done in my entire life’.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Channel 4 and representatives for Anthony Ogogo for comment.
Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins returns to Channel 4 later this year.
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