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A controversial celebrity chef, a cricket legend and a decorated Olympian: Meet the rumoured SAS Australia season three recruits

If this is true, there are high-profile celebrity names in the mix.

By Alana Mazzoni
Even though season two of SAS Australia only just kicked off, rumours have already started swirling on which celebrities will appear on the military-style combat show next year.
According to Nova's Fitzy and Wippa, big names such as cricket legend Michael Clarke, Olympic golden boy Ian Thorpe and NRL star Sonny Bill Williams have been thrown into the mix.
"There's been some names leaked for the new series, which are really really good. I can confirm too - one of them is ex NRL bad boy Willie Mason," Fitzy said on Thursday morning's show.
"I've been told [Willie] is currently training really really hard getting smashed before he actually does the show."
Big names such as cricket legend Michael Clarke, Olympic golden boy Ian Thorpe (pictured) and NRL star Sonny Bill Williams have been thrown into the mix. (Image: Getty)
Fitzy said Michael "put his hand up" and is "locked in" to star on season three, adding that Sonny Bill is also in negotiations with Channel Seven executives.
The radio star added that swimmer Ian Thorpe "knows how to push himself" before spilling that a certain paleo chef could also be in the mix.
"The other one is and he's already been knocked back on Big Brother but apparently Pete Evans is locked in now," Fitzy said.
The hefty salaries of next season's recruits have also fuelled fodder after it was reported controversial season two recruit Sam Burgess was paid a whopping $150,000 to appear on the show.
Controversial celebrity chef Pete Evans will reportedly appear on the 2022 season of SAS Australia. (Image: Getty)
Last year's highest paid cast member was Schapelle Corby who reportedly raked in between $80,000 and $100,000, which pales in comparison to Sam's pay.
The Daily Mail has reported that cast members can usually pocket anywhere between $30,000 and $50,000.
The current season of SAS Australia is only three episodes in, and already four stars have quit the gruelling military-style course.
Cricket legend Michael Clarke reportedly "put his hand up" and is "locked in" to star on season three. (Image: Getty)
Socialite Brynne Edelsten called it quits just six hours in, followed by model Erin Holland, former politician Emma Husar and celebrity chef Manu Fieldfel who also chose to voluntarily withdraw.
Bra Boy Koby Abberton was caught cheating during Wednesday night's episode during a challenge where recruits had to complete 30 push-ups, but the 42-year-old only did 15 and the act was caught on camera.
Koby later angered fans with a smug post to his Instagram Stories after the episode aired, saying: "I just made 10k followers for cheating on tv."
"Have a good hard look at yourselves you lot."