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Cornish midwife in final episode of SAS: Who Dares Wins

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Published by Emma Carton at 7:30am 10th February 2019.

Meet Louise Gabbitas - the Cornish midwife who has reached the final episode of SAS: Who Dares Wins.

29-year-old Louise, who works at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, is one of the first female recruits to take part in the gruelling TV show.

The series follows a group of men and women from non-military backgrounds tackling the tough selection course.

On Sunday 10th February, we will get to watch which recruits have either passed or failed the course.

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Cornish midwife Louise Gabbitas is through to the final episode of Channel 4 show SAS: Who Dares Wins

Louise, from Gwithian near Hayle, will face the Channel 4 show's final interrogation process on Sunday's programme.

She and three other female recruits have made it to the last stage, along with four male recruits.

Louise said it was one of the hardest experiences of her life, both physically and mentally.

She added that she felt incredibly proud that she took part in the first series ever to include females.

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Louise Gabbitas, from Gwithian near Hayle, is one of the first female recruits to take part in SAS: Who Dares Wins

"I think midwifery comes with its own challenges and there's a lot of resilience and strength that I have to put into the job.

"I pride myself on being physically fit and mentally resilient but this was absolutely brutal.

"After the first 24 hours I honestly thought about quitting. But on reflection I can see how much I've gained and I would definitely do it again".

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Cornish midwife Louise Gabbitas in SAS: Who Dares Wins
29-year-old Louise, hopes this series of SAS: Who Dares Wins inspires more women to take part in future

There has been some criticism of the plans to allow women to join the SAS and other armed forces.

Ex Special Forces Ant Middleton said SAS selection was designed to push the most elite male soldiers to their limit and that 95% of the most elite athletes would fail.

Louise believes that women should be allowed to apply for selection and that if they passed on the same grounds as the men then they should be given the opportunity.

"I hope the programme inspires more women to take part in the show in the future".

Louise Gabbitas

The final episode of Channel 4 show, SAS: Who Dares Wins, will be screened at 9pm on Sunday 10th February.

Tune in to Pirate FM's Neil and Lucy at Breakfast on Monday morning to hear more from Louise about her experience.

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