Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins kicked off on Sunday night, with a new set of celebrities put through brutal workout drills.
And Pete Wicks was left in tears as he was stuck in the intense duties and eventually broke down after being forced to fight Jennifer Ellison.
The TOWIE star, 33, broke down in tears after the coaching staff pitted him against Jennifer, 39, in the grind challenge.
Upset: Pete Wicks was left in tears during a dramatic opening episode of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins on Sunday
In interviews he has said, “I just don’t know if I can fight a bird”, saying he hates the idea of anyone fighting their mother.
Meanwhile, Jennifer added in her interview, “I’m for equal opportunities and everything, but I’d be a little scared to fight a guy, because they’re stronger than you and bigger than you.”
The brutal fight ended with Pete hitting Jennifer in the head, leaving him shaken and upset.
Oh no: The TOWIE star, 33, was reduced to tears after the coaching staff pitted him against Jennifer Ellison, 39, in the grind challenge – with the pair forced to fight
Distressed: The brutal fight ended with Pete hitting Jennifer in the head, leaving him shaken and upset
Pete tearfully apologized to her, as he admitted: “I hit her in the back of the head.”
The reality TV star was later singled out for questioning, where he admitted he hated talking about himself.
Finally opening up, he explained that the process had been a wake-up call showing him how much he had abused his body.
He said: ‘I’ve wasted my life so much being a selfish p***k, and I don’t want to be anymore. I want to be someone people are proud of.
He said he feared relationships because he didn’t want to allow anyone to hurt him, but admitted he had to work on it or he would be alone forever.
As Pete left, the staff commented, “He’s an emotional wreck.”
Oh my God: Pete tearfully apologized to her, as he admitted: ‘I hit her in the back of the head.
Moment: Pete and Jennifer watched in concern during the show
Viewers at home took to Twitter to praise Pete for his vulnerability and admit the emotional scenes had affected them.
One said: “Pete Wicks is a warrior”.
While another joked: ‘No, YOUR crying over Pete Wicks!’ I certainly am not.”
A third echoed: “Omg Pete Wicks bless him” followed by a love heart emoji.
‘Warrior’: Viewers at home took to Twitter to praise Pete for his vulnerability and admit the emotional scenes had affected them
Pete was joined on the show by actresses Maisie Smith, 21, and Jennifer Ellison, 39; TV personality Calum Best, 41; Reality TV stars Amber Gill, 24, and Ferne McCann, 32; Olympic javelin gold medalist, Fatima Whitbread MBE, 61.
Also participating are ex-footballer Ashley Cain, 31; Influencer and brothers AJ and Curtis Pritchard, 27 and 26; Olympic sprinter, Dwain Chambers, 44; Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones OBE, 29, professional boxer, Shannon Courtenay, 29, and Paralympic high jumper, Jonathan Broom-Edwards MBE, 34.
The show began with the celebrities each entering a gas chamber where they were forced to remove their gas masks and test their nerves.
The celebrities were reduced to tears and vomited from gas before struggling to find their way.
Commendable: After Fatima Whitbread passed the challenge with flying colors, she was taken in for questioning
After Fatima Whitbread passed the challenge with flying colors, she was taken in for questioning.
She explained how she was abandoned as a baby and spent her childhood in foster care.
Fatima explained: “Sport was my saviour. Finding Margaret, my adoptive mother, was the best thing that ever happened to me.
Meanwhile, Amber started struggling during one of the drills and later broke down at camp, saying she “couldn’t do it”.
Wrestling: Meanwhile, Amber Gill started struggling during one of the drills and later broke down at camp, saying she ‘couldn’t do it’