Disgraced NRL star Sam Burgess has described how he “lost it all” in a teaser clip of his the emotional interrogation session on SAS Australia.
Burgess is one of the new recruits for the 2021 season of the reality show, which sees celebrities, sports stars and influencers put to the test in a series of gruelling military training tasks.
In Channel Seven’s latest trailer for the hugely popular show the former Rabbitoh’s captain enduring a tear gas attack and other extreme tasks.
The trailer begins with a montage of news footage of Burgess outside court, with a newsreader heard saying: “he hasn’t seen his children since the arrest”.
Camera IconSam Burgess during his interrogation. Credit: Channel 7
Burgess, nicknamed “Slammin’ Sam”, and his wife Phoebe Hook separated just a month after they welcomed their son Billy in late 2018, with his father-in-law taking out an Apprehended Violence Order against him soon after.
The 32-year-old initially pleaded not guilty to charges of intimidation and common assault and in February of this year was found guilty of intimidating his ex-wife’s father, Mitchell Hook, a decision that was later overturned by the courts in March.
During that same period Burgess as arrested for driving an unregistered vehicle and without a valid licence, after failing a roadside drug test.
“I lost my career, and my kids and my marriage,” he tells Ant Middleton during his interrogation.
“I’ve lost it all…I obviously lost respect for myself.”
Camera Icon‘Lost it all’: Sam Burgess. Credit: LUKAS COCH/ AAPIMAGE
Burgess is also seen breaking down in tears.
Burgess will appear on the hit reality TV show alongside 18 other celebrity recruits, including tennis champion Alicia Molik, socialite Brynne Edelsten, TV presenter Erin Holland, musician Pete Murray and AFL star Heath Shaw.
The gripping new season ofSAS Australia premieres this September on Channel Seven.Internet Explorer Channel Network