SAS Who Dares Wins 2022 Line Up Remi Adeleke Jason Foxy Fox Rudy Reyes Biloly Billingham Picture Channel 4
The new SAS Who Dares Wins 2022 lineup – Remi Adeleke, Jason 'Foxy' Fox, Rudy Reyes and Billy Billingham (Picture: Channel 4).
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Who are the new DS on SAS Who Dares Wins?

For the first time ever, the UK is teaming up with the US.

SAS Who Dares Wins 2022 Line Up Remi Adeleke Jason Foxy Fox Rudy Reyes Biloly Billingham Picture Channel 4
The new SAS Who Dares Wins 2022 lineup – Remi Adeleke, Jason 'Foxy' Fox, Rudy Reyes and Billy Billingham (Picture: Channel 4).

SAS: Who Dares Wins will return next year without Ant Middleton but the question is, who will replace him as Chief Instructor? 

The Channel 4 Special Forces selection course series will still star Directing Staff (DS) Jason 'Foxy' Fox and Billy Billingham but this time they will work alongside two Americans. 

Former United States Recon Marine, Rudy Reyes has taken over the role of Chief Instructor, after Channel 4 decided to part ways with former Special Forces operative Ant Middleton over his "personal conduct".

Former US Navy SEAL Remi Adeleke completes the Directing Staff - a new, elite SAS: Who Dares Wins DS team. 

According to 'Foxy', the new series will serve up "next level brutality" and be filmed in a newly created, secret SAS military base situated in the harsh terrain of Jordan. 

The United Kingdom's "special relationship" with the United States will be on show as the American and British DS work together and draw on their military experiences from both sides of the Atlantic, to create the toughest selection course yet. 

Recruits in the next season of SAS: Who Dares Wins will not have to swim in freezing cold water or huddle in front of a small fire back at base to keep themselves warm. 

Instead, they will have their mental and physical ability tested in blistering Middle Eastern heat. 

Will the new recruits have what it takes to quickly get comfortable with being uncomfortable and prove they have what it takes to pass this unique SAS selection course? 

SAS Who Dares Wins New Chief Instructor Rudy Reyes Picture Channel 4
SAS Who Dares Wins new Chief Instructor Rudy Reyes (Picture: Channel 4).

Who is Rudy Reyes?

Rudy Reyes, 50, is a highly decorated Special Forces operator with multiple military awards to his name. 

He joined the United States Marine Corps and was ultimately selected for (and passed) Marine Recon training – an elite fighting force of only 300 troops. 

He was a team leader for more than 50 patrols behind enemy lines - being honoured as team leader of the year when he led operations in Fallujah and Ramadi, Iraq. Reyes said: 

“To be part of SAS: Who Dares Wins - the hardest selection course on television - is one the greatest privileges of my life. 

"And to be named Chief Instructor is a huge honour - made even more rewarding working alongside Billy, Foxy and Remi - heroes on and off-screen.” 

New Chief Instructor Reyes was a member of the lead combat force that entered both Afghanistan and Iraq and his unit was depicted in the book and HBO miniseries 'Generation Kill', in which he played himself. 

Rudy, who also has a background in martial arts, left the military in 2005. He has since worked in both film and TV.  Most notably, he starred as one of the interviewees in the 2020 documentary series 'Once Upon a Time in Iraq'.

SAS Who Dares Wins New Chief Instructor Remi Adeleke Picture Channel 4
SAS Who Dares Wins new Directing Staff Remi Adeleke (Picture: Channel 4).

Who is Remi Adeleke? 

Remi Adeleke, 39, is a former SEAL who was born into a wealthy family in West Africa. After the death of his father in the 1980s, his mother moved Remi and his brother to live where she grew up in the Bronx, New York City.

There, he grew up with very little money which, he says, led him "down a dark path".

After spending his teenage years getting in trouble with the law to try and make money, he decided to make a positive change and joined the US Navy in 2002. Later he joined the elite Navy SEAL programme, serving for 13 years on active duty.

The father of four has since written: 'Transformed: A Navy SEAL’s Unlikely Journey from the Throne of Africa, to the Streets of the Bronx, to Defying All Odds' and has starred in Hollywood movies like '6 Underground' and 'Transformers: The Last Knight'. He said: 

"Since I departed from the military in 2016 my main focus in life has been to inspire, motivate and educate people - whether through writing, speaking or visual storytelling.

"Therefore, I am very grateful to the SAS: Who Dares Wins team - especially my SOF brothers Billy, Foxy, Rudy - for allowing me to be a part of this unique, inspirational and transformative experience. 

"And through this amazing show, I’m looking forward to playing a role in changing the lives of many 'recruits' and viewers around the world."

SAS Who Dares Wins Series Six Photo Directing Staff Jason Foxy Fox Picture Channel 4
Jason 'Foxy' Fox from season six of SAS Who Dares Wins (Picture: Channel 4).

When asked how he felt about the new member of the Directing Staff, Foxy said:

"Having worked closely with our US brothers in the past, it's great to be back with them delivering next level brutality on this new selection course, in the most savage of environments." 

Billy has also worked closely with American military personnel before and said: 

"20+ years of collaboration, from a young paratrooper working with an 82nd Airborne, to smashing targets side by side with Delta Force.

"It's great to reconnect our bond across the pond." 

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Directing Staff Billy Billingham from series six of SAS Who Dares Wins (Picture: Channel 4).