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SAS Australia: Pauline Hanson joins new season set in the Middle East

EXCLUSIVE: Pauline Hanson signs up for next year’s season of SAS Australia – as the gruelling Channel Seven series moves to the Middle East

She sashayed into our living rooms on Dancing with the Stars in 2004, and now rumour has it Pauline Hanson could be making a return to reality TV.

The One Nation leader, 68, has signed up to appear on next year’s season of Channel Seven’s SAS Australia, according to network insiders.

Hanson was approached for past seasons of the military-style show, but has only now agreed to take the plunge because she wants to ‘challenge herself’, said one source familiar with the negotiations.

She sashayed into our living rooms on Dancing with the Stars in 2004, and now rumour has it Pauline Hanson (pictured) could be making a return to reality TV 

Hanson was one of the first celebrities locked in for the 2023 season and producers ‘couldn’t be more thrilled’, a Seven spy told Daily Mail Australia.

‘The new season will be filmed in the Middle East, so it will defiantly take Pauline out of her comfort zone,’ they added.

One Nation has been criticised for its anti-Islam policies in the past, including calls to ban halal certification and prohibit Muslims from wearing the burqa in public. 

The One Nation leader, 68, has signed up to appear on next year's season of Channel Seven's SAS Australia, according to network insiders. (Pictured: SAS chief instructor Ant Middleton)

The One Nation leader, 68, has signed up to appear on next year’s season of Channel Seven’s SAS Australia, according to network insiders. (Pictured: SAS chief instructor Ant Middleton)

In 2016, she was accused of plagiarising a number of her party’s policies from anti-Islamic and far-right political websites.

Hanson launched her TV career in 2004 when she appeared on several shows, including DWTS, Enough Rope, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and This is Your Life.

She later starred on Celebrity Apprentice Australia in 2011.

Hanson was approached for previous seasons of SAS, but has only now agreed to take the plunge because she wants to 'challenge herself', a source familiar with the negotiations said

Hanson was approached for previous seasons of SAS, but has only now agreed to take the plunge because she wants to ‘challenge herself’, a source familiar with the negotiations said 

Other celebrities linked to the upcoming season of SAS Australia include troubled AFL star Ben Cousins and transgender footy great Dani Laidley. 

Casting for the 2023 seasons is still ongoing, and the show will be filmed at the end of the year.

Channel Seven declined to comment.

Other celebrities linked to the upcoming season of SAS Australia include troubled AFL star Ben Cousins...

... and transgender footy great Dani Laidley

Other celebrities linked to the upcoming season of SAS Australia include troubled AFL star Ben Cousins (left) and transgender footy great Dani Laidley (right)

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