Between championship rings, millions of records sold, worldwide fame and Olympic gold medals – he has practiced his entire life to be at the top of his career.
However, there was nothing that could prepare these 16 celebrities, including Jamie Lynn Spears, FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Carli Lloyd, Mel B from the Spice Girls, “The Bachelorette” Hannah Brown;and former MLB player Mike Piazza for the physical and mental pain of surviving grueling training from top-tier military agents in the middle of the desert for the new FOX survival show, “Special Forces: The Ultimate Test.”
nba champion Dwight Howard He told Fox News Digital that working with former Special Forge agents Rudy Reyes, Mark “Billy” Billingham, Jason “Foxy” Fox and Remy Adelke for this “transformative, life-changing experience” prepared him for really anything. could not.
“I’ve always respected us men and women in uniformBut doing something like this really opened my eyes, to show just how incredible the Special Forces are, the true superheroes of our time, and I’m glad I got to experience that,” said the eight-time All-Star.
Billingham, who has also served as a personal bodyguard for Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and Michael Caine, said, “The world of special forces is 1% of the planet. It’s a brutal real world, and this show replicates it. And it’s based on experience.. Every one of us has been there and done it. It’s not telling a story. It’s giving you a sample of what our lives are really like.”
Spice Girls singer Mel B said her journey on the show was “more than a psychic experience” and that she had to rely on herself to be able to do the process.
“To be in a position where you are literally getting experience from professionals, from people who have served our country, everybody’s country, DS, (Directing Staff), I had a lot of respect for them, ” He said. “What he taught you in the process was to just suck it up, follow my orders, and it’s all about team effort. No one is behind. That mindset and the experiences he shared with us personally and Shared with us as a group – you can’t buy it.”
Stars, including R&B musician Montel Jordan “The Real Housewives” Stars Kenya Moore, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Beverly Mitchell from “7th Heaven” and Kate Gosselin of “John & Kate Plus 8” fame face obstacles at a training facility in Wadi Rum, Jordan.
“I’ve always respected our men and women in uniform, but doing something like this really opened my eyes, to show just how incredible the Special Forces are, the true superheroes of our time, and I’m glad that I It was an experience.”
NFL player Danny Amendola, Olympian Nastia Liukin and Food Network chef Tyler Florence also attempt to avoid epic challenges, focusing on “emotional resilience, and revealing the deepest and truest character.”
The heart-wrenching trailer shows the cast jumping from a helicopter and falling freely down the slopes of the canyon. The trailer revealed, “An elite team of former Special Forces soldiers will put them through a version of the highly classified Special Forces training program. Each assignment is based on an actual curriculum.” “The only goal is to stay for 10 days without leaving.”
Howard said, “You can’t prepare. It’s like nothing we’ve ever experienced in our lives. We thought – well, I know for myself – I thought I might just get on the train like I’ll train for basketball or something.” , “But once you get into that Wadi Rum desert, you know, we found out that Wadi Rum was no fun at all.”
Dr. Drew wholeheartedly agreed. “I thought I was training properly for it, running up hills, running with packs, spending weeks focusing on that, which is one of the rewarding parts. Like The moment I got into training, I thought, ‘Hey, I can do it.’ But, no, no, DS and Wadi Rum will be with you no matter what.”
“Mentally, emotionally, you don’t know what’s coming for you,” Lloyd said, “It was literally a minute, an hour, a day to live. I’ve been a professional athlete for so long, you know, physically you can train for it. It was incredible.”
Piazza wonders in the trailer whether he “still has that fire” as he lifts the heavy bag above his head before attempting to escape the smoke-filled room.
“This experience pushed you past the point of exhaustion, perhaps unlike all of us – we have never experienced anything like this,” ex. National League Rookie of the Year Told.
“I mean, even athletes who have trained professionally. I think the biggest thing I find is that when you get to the point of pure exhaustion, you can do some alternative Go into survival mode, and from there, it’s fight or flight, really. You find yourself reacting in ways you never thought possible, both good and bad for that matter.
Spears agreed with Mel B that “mental preparation” was the hardest because she was away from her two children.
“I believe that all of us, even the DS, we are patriots. We fought hard for our country in many war zones across the world. It becomes almost a civilian exercise for every recruit. You Think how blessed I am that I come from here. A country that has these liberties, which has these liberties, because it’s blood, sweat, tears to protect it. And I think it’s all of us with a deep sense of love for his country and country. Men and women.”
“I must say this is everything I didn’t know I needed,” said the former Nickelodeon star. “I actually went there and got a lot out of it. It doesn’t matter a second, 10 days, 20 days, you take a lot out of it. I have so much more respect for what they go out there and do. I mean And it’s not a show, it’s real life for them, and the sacrifices they make to stay away from their kids. It was an approach that I needed.”
DS agent Rudy Reyes said, “I believe that all of us, even DS, we are patriots. We fought hard for our country in many war zones around the world.”
“It becomes almost a civilian exercise for every recruit. You think how blessed I am that I come from a country that has these liberties, because it is blood, sweat, saving it. And I think it takes away from all of us a deep sense of love for our country and the men and women of our country.
“I think it’s really illuminating and good for my soul to remember how blessed I am,” Reyes said.
“Special Forces: The Ultimate Test” Premieres on Fox January 4.