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Erin Holland reveals what it really was like at SAS Australia

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Australian model and presenter Erin Holland has tackled the last season of SAS Australia hard.

And this week, the 32-year-old revealed how “life-changing” the experience was on the military-style show.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Erin also revealed what it was like on the show and shared some behind-the-scenes details of what the recruits ate, how much sleep they got and what the instructors really are like.

EXCLUSIVE: Erin Holland told Daily Mail this week that SAS Australia was a ‘life-changing experience’ – revealing what it REALLY was like on the military-style show

Reflecting on her time at SAS Australia, Erin said, ‘It was a truly life-changing experience for me.’

“I’ve pushed myself so far out of my comfort zone, I’m not an athlete…I train for my mental and physical health,” she said.

“What didn’t make it into the air was how little sleep and how little food you live,” she began, explaining to a grueling challenge that they were given “half a banana each” to make ends meet.

“I’ve pushed myself so far out of my comfort zone, I’m not an athlete…I train for my mental and physical health,” she said. Pictured with bruises after leaving the grueling show

Erin explained that the recruits were fed daily, saying that a typical day on the plate would be a boiled egg and a cup of oats for breakfast, followed by a handful of protein for lunch and a potato.

“Lunch one day was half a cup of soup and a sandwich. Like a little sandwich on an airplane,” she said.

She said dinner was often the same as lunch, protein and a side dish.

Not for the faint of heart!  Erin explained that the recruits were fed daily, saying that a typical day on the plate would be a boiled egg and a cup of oats for breakfast, followed by a handful of protein for lunch and a potato.  Pictured is winner Sam Burgess

Not for the faint of heart! Erin explained that the recruits were fed daily, saying that a typical day on the plate would be a boiled egg and a cup of oats for breakfast, followed by a handful of protein for lunch and a potato. Pictured is winner Sam Burgess

Erin said recruits usually slept about four hours a night during the show.

She said the instructors, including Ant Middleton, are quite nice in real life, despite being tough on the show.

“Ant has moments of…he grabbed me at one point and gave me a pep talk. Nobody wants you to fail, but they don’t make it easy for you,” she said.

“They are really inspiring…I listened to their books during training as audio books, they come from a place of real knowledge.”

'Nobody wants you to fail': She said the instructors, including Ant Middleton, are quite nice in real life, despite being tough on the show

‘Nobody wants you to fail’: She said the instructors, including Ant Middleton, are quite nice in real life, despite being tough on the show

Erin said she found it hard to see herself on the show, saying she’s not used to showing her “vulnerable” side in public.

“A lot of things that made me feel super confident and comfortable in this industry was always putting my best polished and prepared foot forward, but in this situation they strip you back and show you everything,” she said.

“I was like, ‘I don’t usually cry that much!’ It’s like therapy,” she said.

She also revealed her best advice for the next batch of recruits, saying, “Just keep going, embrace it. It’s an incredibly humbling experience.’

Meanwhile, actress, singer and broadcaster Erin is the host of the Tia Maria Two Of A Kind Podcast.

For the series, she has interviewed Amy Pejkovic, Jono Castano and Sharon Johal, among others.

'It's like therapy': Erin said she found it hard to see herself on the show, saying she wasn't used to showing her 'vulnerable' side in public

‘It’s like therapy’: Erin said she found it hard to see herself on the show, saying she wasn’t used to showing her ‘vulnerable’ side in public

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