While John has been featured less so than Sam, his dedication to passing sees the odds leaning in his favour at 1.28.
Third-likely to ‘win’ (or just pass selection) is fellow former athlete, and now doctor, Jana Pittman, with odds at 1.40.
Fans of the show have been very impressed with Jana’s grit, as well as the daily life she leads – a mum to four, including a baby still under one, who works as a doctor in with a focus in women’s health.
Jana winning would be quite a big deal, given that the show is only in its second Australian season, it would show other women that they’re capable of successfully completing the show.
While former fellow Olympian Jessica Peris also came very close to completing the course, she left earlier this week after meeting the end of her tether during a log-pulling challenge.
The DS (directing staff) Ant Middleton praised her efforts, and told her she had been his morale throughout the course and that he was proud of her, especially given she had opened up about her serious mental health struggles while undertaking the course.
The remaining recruits are Sam, John, and Jana, as well as actor Dan Ewing and former tennis pro Mark Philippoussis.
The final recruit will be selected and celebrated at next week’s finale, so stay tuned!