AFL: Wayne Carey is rumored to be joining SAS Australia next season

AFL legend Wayne Carey is rumored to be joining SAS Australia’s upcoming season










Wayne Carey is tipped as a participant in the third season of SAS Australia.

The controversial former Kangaroos Great is one of several names mentioned in connection with Seven’s military-style show, which is expected to begin shooting soon.

Carey, 50, who has been considered one of the AFL’s best players, is currently a football commentator for Channel Seven and Triple M.

Big name: AFL legend Wayne Carey is rumored to be in next season of SAS Australia

Carey has rarely strayed far from the headlines, which will no doubt provide plenty of substance for his interrogations with the DS (directing staff) on the show.

His past indiscretions include an affair with the wife of his North Melbourne teammate Anthony Stevens, which exploded in 2002, forcing him to switch football clubs, along with a list of drug and alcohol-related scandals.

He has also been arrested for altercations with police in both Australia and the US

Ripe to pick: Carey has rarely strayed far from the headlines, which will no doubt provide plenty of substance for his interrogations with the show's directing staff (pictured)

Ripe to pick: Carey has rarely strayed far from the headlines, which will no doubt provide plenty of substance for his interrogations with the show’s directing staff (pictured)

Controversy: His past indiscretions include an affair with the wife of his North Melbourne teammate Anthony Stevens, which exploded in 2002, forcing him to switch football clubs, along with a list of drug and alcohol-related scandals.  Pictured in March 2000

Controversy: His past indiscretions include an affair with the wife of his North Melbourne teammate Anthony Stevens, which exploded in 2002, forcing him to switch football clubs, along with a list of drug and alcohol-related scandals. Pictured in March 2000

Carey isn’t the only star whose name has been linked to next year’s SAS Australia season.

Other names in the mix include sports stars Willie Mason and Sonny Bill Williams, former bachelor Locky Gilbert, Olympian Ian Thorpe and disgraced chef Pete Evans.

Retired Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke was due to appear on the show but had to withdraw following a back injury.

“I signed up to do it,” Clarke confirmed on his Sky radio show. “Unfortunately, I shoved a disc in my back during training.”

Lineup: Carey isn't the only star whose name has been linked to next year's SAS Australia season.  Other names in the mix include sports stars Willie Mason and Sonny Bill Williams, former bachelor Locky Gilbert, Olympian Ian Thorpe and disgraced chef Pete Evans (pictured)

Lineup: Carey isn’t the only star whose name has been linked to next year’s SAS Australia season. Other names in the mix include sports stars Willie Mason and Sonny Bill Williams, former bachelor Locky Gilbert, Olympian Ian Thorpe and disgraced chef Pete Evans (pictured)

“You get a four week program where you have to do some stuff in preparation for the show and unfortunately I did my back.”

Clarke, who had reportedly negotiated a $750,000 fee, told producers about the incident “a few weeks ago.”

The new season of SAS Australia is scheduled for next year.

Early withdrawal: Retired Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke (pictured) was due to appear on the show but had to withdraw after a back injury

Early withdrawal: Retired Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke (pictured) was due to appear on the show but had to withdraw after a back injury

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