“Not too far from it,” Ant replied.
“At the end of the day, once we get them there and they actually realise, you can see their little beady eyes knocking around thinking, ‘what the hell have I got involved in?'” he explained.
“That shock of capture that we maintain throughout the first I would say at least three or four days is too much for some people. And yeah, it’s a psychological game from the off, they look around, they go, ‘this isn’t a bit of me’.”
Wippa also talked about his hope that chef Manu Fieldel would go far in the competition.
“You probably won’t like me after the way I treat him,” Ant revealed.
“With Manu, I could take the softer approach and it might break him because he’s probably used to being told what to do, and that’s where the psychological game comes in.
“He’s going to do well, I hope he doesn’t disappoint – but you’ll be shocked,” he explained.
SAS Australia is known for the brutal nature of its challenges, which are taken from real-life induction into the SAS.
However, this season is supposed to be the most brutal course seen in the UK or Australia thus far.
Ant is joined by fellow directing staff members Mark ‘Marky’ Billingham, Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox and Ollie Ollerton, who put the celebrities through their paces in a series of extreme physical and psychological challenges.
Season two of SAS Australia will begin at 7:30 on Monday, September 13 on Channel Seven.