Manu Feildel sensationally quit SAS Australia on Wednesday night’s episode because he felt like he ‘doesn’t need to prove anything to himself’.
But fans watching from home were left feeling disappointed that the 47-year-old chef didn’t even attempt one terrifying water challenge, opting to walk out instead.
‘Manu why go on SAS Australia? Wouldn’t even try?’ one fan tweeted.
‘Why even sign up to the show?’: SAS Australia fans were left feeling disappointed after celebrity chef Manu Feildel quit the show before attempting Wednesday night’s challenge
‘That was unexpected Manu. Did you have a bad drowning experience?’ another asked.
‘I think Manu was actually more scared of another bowl of s**t porridge for breakfast,’ joked one viewer.
‘Being submerged under water in a car? Nah, thanks anyway guys but I’m outta here and headin’ back to the kitchen,’ said another.
Giving up: Some fans were surprised that Manu, 47, quit without trying to complete the challenge
One said: ‘Most respect for people who try and fail or try and are kicked out of SAS Australia than people who quit without even making an attempt.’
But others agreed with Manu’s decision to leave, writing: ‘This is dead set scary. You are right Manu, you don’t need torture.’
‘Holy Guacamole, I’m with you Manu,’ wrote another.
Well done: Others praised the chef for getting this far into the challenge
Manu dramatically handed in his number to chief instructor Ant Middleton while surrounded by his fellow recruits.
He opted to leave before a challenge – which saw recruits submerged under water in a car – had even started.
‘I came on this course to prove something to myself, and I just realised I don’t need to prove anything,’ Manu boldly said to the camera shortly after his exit.
‘I’ve got a f**king good life. I’ve got a f**king good life, and I want it back,’ he added.
Ant had been explaining the challenge to recruits moments before Manu made his decision to bolt.
Can’t do it! Manu dramatically handed in his number to chief instructor Ant Middleton while surrounded by his fellow recruits – before a challenge had even started
It involved the celebrities being seated in a vehicle which was then plunged into water – with the recruits being forced to hold their breath until they were given instructions to swim away.
‘If you f**k this up, we will be dragging your carcasses out of the water and f**king pumping the water out of your lungs,’ Ant warned.
‘Once you get into that vehicle and the directing staff (DS) puts that seatbelt on you, that whole process will not stop. If you panic, you’re going to stay under there a lot longer.’
The warning saw Manu immediately stand up without hesitation, holding his number to Ant who stared back at him in disbelief.
SAS Australia continues Monday at 7:30pm on Seven
Decision: ‘I came on this course to prove something to myself, and I just realised I don’t need to prove anything,’ Manu announced to the camera shortly after leaving