SAS: Who Dares Wins star ‘becomes fastest exit ever, as they dropped out 30 minutes after first day of filming’
One of the biggest stars of the new Celebrity series SAS: Who Dares Wins has reportedly quit after just an hour of filming.
John Barrowman left the Channel 4 series after just 30 minutes on the first day of filming, according to reports.
While the 56-year-old Torchwood star isn’t the only celeb to throw in the towel on the grueling show, his reported exit would make him the fastest quitter in series history.
speaking to Suna source said: ‘They all dressed up in their uniforms and started filming in New Zealand when he decided to leave.
“It is an incredibly mentally and physically challenging television show, and the task they were faced with was a difficult one. Most of the stars were shocked when, after 30 minutes, John said that he didn’t want to be involved anymore.
Gone: One of the biggest stars of the new Celebrity SAS series: Who Dares Wins has reportedly quit after just an hour of filming (Rudy Reyes, Billy Billingham, Jason Fox and Chris Oliver)
Early departure: John Barrowman walked out of the Channel 4 series after just 30 minutes on the first day of filming, according to reports.
He was practically gone then and there. It was all a bit strange, and naturally the producers who make the show weren’t too impressed to see one of their biggest stars turn around and quit before an hour was up.
They add that John is believed to have returned to the hotel where the stars were quarantined, before returning to the UK.
John had been filming in New Zealand reportedly alongside stars including Love Island alumnus Ovie Soko, TOWIE star Pete Wicks, Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson and gymnast Ellie Downie.
The show will see celebrities put to the test physically and mentally by instructors Billy Billingham, Jason Fox, Rudy Reyes and Chris Oliver.
It was to be John’s big television comeback after he was fired from Dancing On Ice by ITV in 2021.
John issued an apology after responding to landmark claims of “inappropriate behaviour” on the set of the BBC drama Torchwood.
John, who has been replaced by Oti Mabuse on the skating show, insisted that the controversy surrounding his past antics was “overblown” when he gave his first interview since being fired.
Speaking in an interview with Lorraine in November 2021, he said: “All the people who are making such a fuss about it, they weren’t there, they don’t know the context of the things that were done.”
John described his past actions as “silly behaviour” and insisted he would “never do it now” after previously admitting to “nonsense” on the sets of Doctor Who, where he began playing Captain Jack Harkness in 2005 and the spin-off series Torchwood. One year later.
Comeback: It was to be John’s big television comeback after landmark claims of “inappropriate behaviour” on the set of BBC drama Torchwood led to him being dropped from Dancing On Ice.
Defense: John insisted the controversy surrounding his past shenanigans was ‘overblown’ as he gave his first interview since being fired from Lorraine in November 2021
He explained: ‘I think if it was now, I would be crossing the line. I think something that happened 15 years ago, it was obscene behavior, silly behavior, it was being done in the confines of the set, and we were like a family, working together.
‘The fact that they were stories I’ve already told. I’ve been telling you for years. I have not hidden anything, they have been exaggerated and tried to turn it into sexual harassment, which it is not at all.
He added: ‘The only thing for me, all the people who are making a fuss about it, they weren’t there, they don’t know the context of the things that were done. Continuous attacks are not good. We have moved on.
“Like I said, I would never do it now, but what we’re not allowing people and I to do… we’re not allowing people to learn to adapt and change, and that’s the most important thing.”