“Tonight, is a real tipping point for many of us,” is how comedian Merrick Watts describes Monday’s episode of SAS Australia.

He told Botica’s Bunch that the departure of cricketer Mitchell Johnson affected a lot of them, including Watts, and revealed that from here on in, the game faces are well and truly on… but also, participants really start to drop off.

Thing is, in the lead-up to his appearance on the show, Watts has some friends who were former troopers with the SAS who gave him some tips and advice on what to expect.

Here’s what they said to him…