Published On: Wed, Sep 15th, 2021

SAS Australia: Former Labor MP Emma Husar quits

Former Labor MP Emma Husar bursts into tears as she quits SAS Australia after being unable to shake a nightmare leg injury


Former Labor MP Emma Husar became the fourth recruit to voluntarily quit SAS Australia on Wednesday night.

The 41-year-old had attempted to push through while battling an ongoing calf injury, but realised she couldn’t go on any further after lagging behind the other recruits.

Emma burst into tears after making her decision, saying she ‘didn’t want to leave’ but felt she had no other choice.

Out: Former Labor MP Emma Husar became the fourth recruit to voluntarily quit SAS Australia on Wednesday night

Earlier in the episode, the politician – whose injury was sustained while training for the series – could barely keep up with the rest of the team as they jogged towards an assault course.

Chief instructor Ant Middleton then announced to the recruits: ‘From that little run, it’s f**king obvious that a few of you shouldn’t be here.

‘Before we do this, and you make a complete f**king t*t of yourselves, does anyone want to do the right thing?’

Injured: The 41-year-old had attempted to push through while battling an ongoing calf injury, but soon realised she couldn't go on any further after lagging behind the rest of the recruits

Injured: The 41-year-old had attempted to push through while battling an ongoing calf injury, but soon realised she couldn’t go on any further after lagging behind the rest of the recruits

After a moment of silence, Emma reluctantly said: ‘Yes staff. I promised my team that if I wouldn’t be able to keep up, if my injury would hold me back, that I would go home.

‘I’m going to keep my word staff, for my team.’

‘Good. Do you know what? Right choice. You would have made yourself look like a right t*t then,’ Ant responded.

‘Listen, enough is enough, you’ve gone far enough. Good effort, well done for being honest with yourself and honest with the others.’

Emma had already panicked in an early challenge, where she was engulfed underwater in a vehicle and had to await instructions to swim to safety.

However, she quickly burst to the surface because she ‘didn’t think her leg would make it out’. 

Departure: Shortly afterwards, Emma burst into tears as she walked away saying: 'I didn't want to go home. I didn't want to go home'

Departure: Shortly afterwards, Emma burst into tears as she walked away saying: ‘I didn’t want to go home. I didn’t want to go home’

After her departure, she said to Ant and the recruits: ‘Thank you for the opportunity. Do me proud guys, do me proud.’

Emma then burst into tears as she walked away, saying: ‘I didn’t want to go home. I didn’t want to go home.’

Speaking to the camera prior to her appearance on the show, Emma said: ‘If I go out because I can’t hack it, I will have achieved what I set out to do which was really test my determination and resilience that’s been developed under God knows what experiences in my life.

‘If I’ve got to go out on account of a medical… I’m not going to be happy about it.’

She later said: ‘If it was just up to me I would have crawled through it. But there are 15 others to think about.’

SAS Australia continues on Monday at 7:30pm on Channel Seven

Devastated: 'If I've got to go out on account of a medical... I'm not going to be happy about it,' Emma said in a clip filmed before the activities took place

Devastated: ‘If I’ve got to go out on account of a medical… I’m not going to be happy about it,’ Emma said in a clip filmed before the activities took place 

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