Gary Fahey is a 'fallen cop' who was the head of security for former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
The 44-year-old federal policeman is now set to compete in a new version of SAS Australia that will see everyday Aussies battle it out for selection.
Fahey will be among 14 other contestants when the series kicks off on Monday, according to The Daily Telegraph.
A unique addition to SAS: Kevin Rudd's former bodyguard Gary Fahey to join a new version of SAS Australia that will feature everyday Australians
'I was in the Federal Police for eighteen-and-a-half years,' he said in a promo. 'I was leader of the Prime Minister’s protection team. I had a loving family and I lost everything I had.'
The former cop is perhaps the most controversial competitor in the series due to a gambling addiction that at one point saw him lose thousands in taxpayer money.
Fahey had lost up to $1.7 million dollars from gambling, $45,000 of which was taxpayer money directly taken from an