New SAS Who Dares Wins chief instructor Rudy Reyes, 50, has taken the helm left by Ant Middleton at the ax on Channel 4’s SAS Who Dares Wins
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THE new SAS Chief Instructor Who Dares Wins says he had to become a ‘warrior’ at the age of six to fight bullies in his children’s home.
US Special Forces veteran Rudy Reyes, 50, took over as Ant Middleton at the ax in the series opener last night on Channel 4.
And the ex-Recon Marine says his “hard-ass” approach will create men and women ready to “fight to the death”.
“You can tell the instructor and warrior blood in me that started at Omaha Home for Boys,” Rudy said.
“It started when I was six and two brothers attacked my little brother – he was five and we had to fight them off.
“The older brother I was fighting with had glasses, and we were arguing on the floor, and I had to punch him in the face.
“I hit him in the face and broke his glasses. And I took his brother away from my brother, and I was crying for hitting him. I felt for them.
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He continued, “I grew up fighting and fighting for good, but it always takes a bite out of you.
“Through martial arts, reconnaissance and combat, I am an expert at honing that tough love to make superior fighters and warriors. When we need to create men and women who will run for the shots and will fight to the death, for love, I’m a badass.
His sidekick, DS Foxy, meanwhile claims that the show’s staff conditions are worse than those of contestants.
He said: “We have less space, to start with. In Jordan, our accommodation was open, so we were exposed to wind and sand – while recruits had tent accommodation.
SAS Who Dares Wins continues Sundays on Channel 4 at 9 p.m.