Convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby was ‘iced out’ by fuming celebrity cast during filming of military show SAS Australia ‘because they didn’t want to be associated with her’
Some of Australia’s most famous faces will take part in gruelling challenges and training drills as part of Channel Seven’s new military-style show SAS Australia.
But it appears convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby also had to battle with being an outcast during filming for the series.
Both Woman’s Day and New Idea have claimed that Schapelle, 43, was ‘iced out’ during production, because many of the celebrity cast members didn’t believe she deserved to be there.
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Outcast: Convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby (left) was allegedly ‘iced out’ by her FUMING celebrity cast mates during filming of Seven’s new military-style show SAS Australia. Pictured right: PR queen and SAS Australia star Roxy Janenko
‘Some of the more high-profile celebs were fuming,’ an inside source told Woman’s Day, claiming many of the stars didn’t want to ‘associate with her’.
It has also been alleged that Sydney PR queen Roxy Jacenko was particularly unhappy the former Bali inmate was taking part.
‘When [Roxy] learnt Schapelle was going on the series, she was not impressed,’ New Idea has claimed.
Their mystery source added: ‘Roxy wanted to be the alpha female, but Schapelle immediately stole her thunder.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Schapelle Corby and Roxy Jacenko for comment.
Did they walk out? It was recently suggested that both Schapelle (pictured) and Roxy exit the series early, but it isn’t clear if they were booted or they chose to leave
‘Roxy wanted to be the alpha female, but Schapelle immediately stole her thunder’: New Idea claimed there was a secret feud between Roxy and Schapelle as they were both strong females
Schapelle became a household name after she was arrested in October 2004 at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport with 4.1kg of marijuana wrapped in plastic inside her boogie board bag.
She was later sentenced to 20 years in prison, but after a series of sentence reductions was released on parole in February 2014 after nine years behind bars.
In May 2017, she was deported back to Australia amid a media frenzy.
Whoops: Schapelle became a household name after she was arrested in October 2004 at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport with 4.1kg of marijuana wrapped in plastic inside her boogie board bag
Earlier this month, Seven received a wave of backlash over the decision to cast convicted drug mule Schapelle in its new reality show.
Social media erupted with criticism following the announcement that Schapelle had joined the all-star cast, with some viewers even threatening to boycott the show altogether.
Other social media users blasted the network for giving a convicted drug trafficker entry into the glamorous world of reality TV.
Format: SAS Australia is a remake of the hit British TV show SAS: Who Dares Wins and will put stars through their paces as they attempt to pass the selection process to join the Australian Army’s elite Special Air Service. Pictured: Candice Warner
The other recruits officially announced for the program so far include ex-Bachelor Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins, 32; radio host and comedian Merrick Watts, 46; and former Ironwoman-turned-WAG Candice Warner.
SAS Australia is a remake of the hit British TV show SAS: Who Dares Wins and will put stars through their paces as they attempt to pass the selection process to join the Australian Army’s elite Special Air Service.
Each celebrity will be referred to by a number on the show, and not by their name.
No laughing matter: If the challenges get too much for the celebrities, they have the ability to quit by handing over their armband with their assigned number. Pictured: Merrick Watts
If the challenges ever get too much for the celebrities, they have the ability to quit by handing over their armband with their assigned number.
The former Special Forces instructors can also choose to dismiss a celebrity recruit at any time if they deem them incapable of continuing with a challenge.
Filming for SAS Australia begun earlier this year in Queenstown, New Zealand, however, it will now resume in New South Wales, due to strict international travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.
SAS Australia premieres this October on Channel Seven
Coming soon: SAS Australia premieres in October on Channel Seven. Pictured: Nick Cummins
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