Brendan Cole has reportedly signed up for the celebrity series of 'SAS: Who Dares Wins'.

Brendan Cole

Brendan Cole

The former 'Strictly Come Dancing' professional - who quit the BBC One show in 2018 - and 'Hollyoaks' actress Nikki Sanderson are the latest names attached to the charity instalment of the Channel 4 show to help raise money for Stand Up To Cancer.

Brendan, 43 - who appeared on 'The X Factor: Celebrity' alongside his pal Jeremy Edwards as duet Cole and Edwards last year - is said to have joined the contest because he wanted to do something that will "test himself mentally".

A source told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: "Brendan jumped at the chance when he was approached.

"He joked that being pushed to his limit would be a walk in the park in comparison to facing off with Craig Revel Horwood on 'Strictly'.

"Brendan is physically fit but he wanted to test himself mentally. 'SAS: Who Dares Wins' is renowned for taking contestants to their lowest point and building them back up again.

"Brendan couldn't have been more excited about the challenge."

They'll join the likes of TV presenter Helen Skelton, reality star Joey Essex, Rudimental's Leon Rolle, retired football player John Fashanu and ex-boxer Tony Bellow.

Looking ahead to the show, Channel 4 said previously: "In the best traditions of the SAS, this mission is confidential.

"However, full details will be released when the series broadcasts later this year."

The upcoming programme will see Ant Middleton and his fellow Special Forces veterans recreate the notorious selection process with the celebrities.

Footballer Wayne Bridge won the first celebrity series, beating Olympian Victoria Pendleton, 'Made In Chelsea' star Sam Thompson and presenter AJ Odudu.