Rebel Wilson and SAS Australia Instructor Ant Middleton Travel Mexico in New TV Special
Rebel Wilson is teaming up with SAS Australia‘s Chief Instructor Ant Middleton for the next special episode of Straight Talking.
The seemingly unlikely duo filmed the special in Mexico over the last week, with Rebel revealing today that the show is due to debut in the UK in 2021.
In a post to Instagram, Rebel offered a behind-the-scenes look at the show, including a video of Rebel running on the sand, and a photo of the group on horseback. Rebel also thanked Ant and his team “for a cracking adventure and great life chats”.
Sharing his own photo with Rebel on the weekend, Ant wrote that he was feeling “positively recharged”: “Blood, sweat and tears . . . Literally!”
Rebel replied, “Thanks for the epic adventure Ant! We crushed the Mexican wilderness x.”
Rebel and Ant reportedly travelled through Mexico in a four-wheel drive with just their personal backpacks, doing activities like buggy racing and deep-sea diving, for the show which will air on UK TV network, Sky.
The network has described the series as allowing Rebel to “leave[…] the normality of everyday life to allow honest conversation and self-discovery”.
“Conversation will be candid and revealing as the pair bond on their trip, with Ant discussing a variety of subjects relating to Rebel’s public and private life.”
The network’s Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment, Phil Edgar-Jones, told The Sun: “Ant’s finely honed skills in interrogation and strategic questioning along with his open and friendly nature will help him get to know the real Rebel Wilson, amidst the incredible backdrop of remote Mexico.”
Last year, One Direction’s Liam Payne starred in the first Straight Talking special, which saw the pair head on a road trip through the Namib Desert in Namibia. It’s not yet known if the show will air in Australia, but, considering the wild popularity of SAS Australia, which sees Ant subject celebrities to hardcore SAS training, it might be a hit with Aussie audiences.
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