Special Forces: World's Toughest Test - next episode info, celebrity contestants and everything we know about the reality series

Recruits with Director Staff Remi running in the desert in Special Forces: World's Toughest Test
Special Forces: World's Toughest Test (Image credit: Pete Dadds / FOX)

What do an NBA champion, a Real Housewife and a Spice Girl all have in common? Well, they’re all slated to star in the new series Special Forces: World's Toughest Test

When most of us think of celebrities, we often think of posh and lavish lifestyles. Rarely do we think of them as being able to survive the rigorous demands of special forces training. In this new reality program, that’s exactly what 16 famous individuals are pushed to do. They’ll be put through a series of tests that show how tough they are not only physically, but mentally as well. 

So what can would-be viewers expect to see in the show? Here’s everything we know about Special Forces: World's Toughest Test.  

When is the next episode of Special Forces: World's Toughest Test?

Special Forces: World's Toughest Test has gotten off to quite the start with four contestants leaving in the show's series premiere, and another three leaving in week 2, including one surprise. Speaking of surprise, viewers are stunned to see Kenya's vulnerable side in the series. 

The next episode titled "Pressure" airs on Wednesday, January 25, at 9 pm ET/PT on FOX. Here's a synopsis of what's to come: 

"The remaining celebrity recruits have reached the halfway point in their ten-day journey, and the tasks are only getting harder. The Directing Staff introduce new challenges like a skyscraping tactical repel and a high-pressure simulation that puts one recruit over the edge." 

If you've missed any episodes, you can catch up on Hulu

Gus Kenworthy and the other Special Forces: World's Toughest Test contestants

Gus Kenworthy, Special Forces: World's Toughest Test  (Image credit: Pete Dadds / FOX)

Special Forces: World's Toughest Test premise

Here is the official synopsis for Special Forces: World's Toughest Test

"Selection for the Special Forces is a test unlike any other. Sixteen celebrities from all genres will take on, and try to survive, demanding training exercises led by Directing Staff (DS) agents Rudy Reyes, Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham, Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox and Remi Adeleke, an elite team of ex-special forces operatives. 

"In this unique series, the only way for these recruits to leave is to give up on their own accord, through failure or potential injury or by force from the DS. Viewers will see the recruits face the harshest of environments that simulate the highly classified selection process, pushing themselves in a way they have never been challenged before. Special Forces: World's Toughest Test is the ultimate test of their physical, mental and emotional resilience – revealing the celebrities’ deepest and truest character. Who will quit, who will survive?"

Special Forces: World's Toughest Test cast

Here are the bold celebrities willing to push themselves to the limits: 

  • Danny Amendola, retired NFL player
  • Mel B, The Spice Girls
  • Hannah Brown, The Bachelorette 
  • Tyler Florence, celebrity chef
  • Kate Gosselin, Jon and Kate Plus 8
  • Dwight Howard, NBA champion
  • Montell Jordan, Grammy-nominated solo artist
  • Gus Kenworthy,  American Horror Story 
  • Nastia Liukin, Olympic gymnast
  • Carli Lloyd, Olympic soccer player
  • Beverley Mitchell, 7th Heaven 
  • Kenya Moore, The Real Housewives of Atlanta 
  • Mike Piazza, retired MLB player
  • Dr. Drew Pinsk,  Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew 
  • Anthony Scaramucci, former White House staffer
  • Jamie Lynn Spears,  Sweet Magnolias

Want to know more about celebrities on the show. Check out our Meet the Special Forces: World's Toughest Test cast piece. 

Special Forces: World's Toughest Test trailer

Looking at the Special Forces: World's Toughest Test trailer, it appears that the celebrities that took part in shows like Beyond the Edge and Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge may have had it easy. Take a peek for yourself.  

How to watch Special Forces: World's Toughest Test 

Special Forces: World's Toughest Test airs live on FOX in the US. If you’ve cut ties with traditional cable/satellite TV, FOX is a channel on live TV streaming services like FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV and Sling TV (Please be advised that FOX is available with the Sling Blue package in select markets). Additionally, you can stream episodes the day after they air on Hulu. 

Unfortunately, the series is not yet available to watch in the UK through a streaming platform. However, a potential solution to this issue is with a Virtual Private Network (VPN). 

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