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Koby Abberton reveals the eyewatering amount of money he was paid to appear on SAS Australia

It was a hefty payday for the Bra Boy.

By Alana Mazzoni
Koby Abberton is one of the most high-profile draw cards to appear on this season of SAS Australia, so it's little surprise Channel Seven forked out six figures for the Bra Boy to compete on the gruelling military selection show.
The 43-year-old revealed on Thursday that he was paid a staggering $100,000 to take part in the second season of SAS Australia.
"I was paid 100 grand," Koby bluntly told Triple M Sydney's Moonman In The Morning.
"Another thing that I'm talking about there is other avenues of work, you be loud and proud and sometimes you find it, so that's what that was."
Koby is one of the highest paid celebrity recruits on the current season, with NRL star Sam Burgess reportedly being paid between $150,000 to $200,000.
Koby revealed on Thursday that he was paid a staggering $100,000 to take part in the second season of SAS Australia. (Image: Seven)
Koby also explained why he had repeatedly asked tennis legend Mark Philippoussis on the show about how much money he made during his career.
"When I grew up, the only way out of my area was to be a sportsman," he told radio host Lawrence Mooney.
"You were either a surfer, a football player or a fighter, and that's what we banked on.
"These days these kids are constantly on Instagram, or Facebook or TikTok or all this garbage. They all seem to want to be Instagram stars, and honestly it's just garbage."
Koby now lives in Bali with his Ukrainian wife and their young son. (Image: Instagram)
The father-of-one said he spoke to Mark about his earnings because he wanted kids to be "inspired" by the tennis star.
"That's a commendable job. I think that's just an awesome thing," he said.
'We grew up idolising people because they'd done great things - not because they're the biggest troll in Sydney."
Koby's candor comes after he voluntarily withdrew from SAS Australia on Wednesday night due to ongoing lower back problems.
Koby voluntarily withdrew from SAS Australia on Wednesday night due to ongoing lower back problems. (Image: Seven)
"I kind of humbled myself and I had to pull out on national TV and I didn't like that," he told TV WEEK.
"I [quit] for one reason and one reason only, to go home a happy, healthy human. Then you go through that whole pain pills, medication and it goes into an evil downward spiral of depression if you ask me.
"It was very humbling and every person on the show after me was stronger than me and I take my hat off to them."

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