Troubled AFL star Ben Cousins could possibly be getting his massive break in actuality TV following rumours he’s tipped to star in SAS Australia.
The West Coast Eagles nice, 44, is ‘at the prime of the wish record for the casting workforce’ engaged on subsequent 12 months’s season of the gruelling Channel Seven present.
TV insiders informed The Herald Solar he was ‘approached for every of the earlier three seasons’ of SAS Australia and so they count on Seven to make one other supply.
Troubled AFL star Ben Cousins (pictured in Perth on September 2) could possibly be getting his massive break in actuality TV following rumours he’s tipped to star in SAS Australia
It comes after the Brownlow Medallist turned his life round after overcoming an habit to meth.
Earlier this month, Cousins attended a fan meet-and-greet in his residence metropolis of Perth.
He in the finest form of his life as he raised his arm triumphantly whereas posing with company and signing autographs at widespread streetwear store Road X.
The occasion was held to advertise Cousins’ new limited-edition clothes vary that includes shirts bearing his picture and the slogan ‘Prince of Perth’.
At his peak, Cousins was thought to be the finest participant in the AFL, however suffered a fast demise because of his rampant drug use and a complete unwillingness to rid himself of unfavourable life influences.
The West Coast Eagles nice, 44, is ‘at the prime of the wish record for the casting workforce’ engaged on subsequent 12 months’s season of the gruelling Channel Seven present. (Pictured: SAS Australia instructors)
Cousins, who’s now a demolition tradie, determined to show his life round in 2022 after being jailed for the sixth time in 13 years.
The previous Eagles captain was convicted on November 4, 2020, and sentenced to seven months jail for stalking his ex-partner Maylea Tinecheff.
He was launched simply two weeks later from Hakea Jail in Perth because of time already served.
Buoyed by the information that getting clear and wholesome was the key to being a very good dad to his youngsters, son Bobby, 9, and daughter Angelique, seven, he quickly began speaking to Susan Backshell, a psychological well being help employee.
She issued him a blunt ultimatum quickly after they met: ‘Give your all, or neglect it completely.’
Since then, he has volunteered at a number of occasions in and round Perth with Ms Backshell’s neighborhood group KALT Collective, performing as a beacon of hope for deprived youths, addicts and reformed criminals.
Earlier than his well-overdue epiphany, Cousins had been out and in of jail since 2010 on drug and home violence expenses. Pictured in the depths of his drug and authorized woes. He’s seen right here in footage from the 2010 Such Is Life: The Troubled Instances of Ben Cousins documentary
He was even named as worker of the month at a Perth building firm in October 2021, in one other signal he had really turned his life round.
The flow-on impact has seen Cousins in a position to spend extra time along with his youngsters.
Earlier than his well-overdue epiphany, Cousins had been out and in of jail since 2010 on drug and home violence expenses.
‘I admire the help of everybody and what number of probabilities they’ve given me, greater than I deserve and greater than I might have given anybody else,’ Cousins mentioned in September 2021, in accordance with The West Australian.
He was named as worker of the month at a Perth building firm in October 2021, in one other signal he had really turned his life round. Cousins is pictured in February 2006 at the top of his sporting success
Cousins, who gained the Brownlow Medal in 2005, made his long-awaited return to the ceremony in September final 12 months when each the awards night time and the AFL Grand Closing have been hosted in Perth because of Covid restrictions in Victoria.
He attended the Brownlow with WA FIFO employee Kelley Hayes as his date.
Whereas they appeared very completely satisfied holding arms on the purple carpet, it’s not recognized if the pair are nonetheless collectively in the present day.
‘I’m simply very lucky that I acquired the alternative to come back to 1 of soccer’s nice nights,’ he mentioned on the purple carpet.
‘It’s undoubtedly an enormous night time, it’s been some time since I’ve been to 1 of the soccer business nights so I’m trying ahead to it.’
Ben, who gained the Brownlow Medal, made his long-awaited return to the ceremony in September final 12 months alongside his date Kelley Hayes
THE TROUBLED LIFE AND TIMES OF AFL SUPERSTAR BEN COUSINS:
1996 – Makes AFL debut with West Coast and is called the league’s Rising Star
2001 – Named membership co-captain of West Coast at age 23. Made sole captain the subsequent 12 months
2002 – Breaks his arm falling down a flight of stairs at a nightclub months after punching his teammate Daniel Kerr
2005 – (Could) Is quizzed by police about affiliation with underworld identities
– (September) Wins Brownlow medal as the AFL’s finest and fairest participant
Cousins after the 2006 AFL Grand Closing
2006 – (February) Swims throughout a Perth river to flee a booze bus
– (September) Wins AFL premiership with the Eagles
– (December) Arrested after passing out in entrance of Melbourne’s Crown On line casino and spends 4 hours in custody
2007 – (March) Suspended by West Coast after lacking coaching session
– (April) Goes to a drug rehabilitation facility in Malibu, California
– (October) Revealed to have visited fellow Eagles legend Chris Mainwaring twice on the night time he died of a drug overdose
– (October) Arrested and charged with drug offences which can be later dropped
– (November) Finally sacked by West Coast and banned from the AFL for one 12 months
2008 – AFL re-registers Cousins and he’s signed by Richmond
2010 – Retires from the AFL and releases autobiography and documentary
Cousins has been charged with drug possession and refusing a drug take a look at in 2007, however the expenses have been later dropped
2015 – Arrested 3 times earlier than main police on a slow-speed automotive chase
2016 – (June) Noticed behaving erratically and directing visitors on a freeway
– (October) Out and in of courtroom over drug offences and breaches a restraining order taken out by his ex-partner
2018 – (January) Launched from jail on parole simply 10 months into his sentence
Takes up a neighborhood help function with the West Coast Eagles – a requirement of his parole circumstances
– (Could) Reviews emerge he hasn’t been seen at the membership for a month
The membership confirms Cousins informed officers in April he not needed the job
– (August) Arrested and charged with drug possession and breaching a restraining order
2019 – (February) Fined $1,750 for possessing meth and hiding it up his anus whereas in jail
(March) Pleads not responsible to 14 offences together with breaching a household violence restraining order and a depend every of aggravated stalking and threatening to injure, endanger or hurt
(April) Arrested in Perth and launched from jail on bail after eight months inside.
2020 – (March) Inform-all documentary Coming Clear goes to air – Cousins opens up about his meth habit and time behind bars
(April) Arrested in Perth after allegedly being caught with 2.5 grams of methamphetamine whereas asleep beside his automotive
He’s remanded in custody after pleading responsible to possessing methamphetamine and incurring a $1500 advantageous.
He’s additionally charged with aggravated stalking of his ex-partner, Maylea Tinecheff
(October) Pleads not responsible to aggravated stalking and 20 counts of breaching a household violence restraining order regarding his ex-partner
(November) Convicted of stalking his ex-partner however acquitted by a Perth courtroom of restraining order breaches. Sentenced to seven months jail, which is backdated to April
He’s launched from Hakea jail in late November
2021 – Returns to the footy area enjoying for the Queens Park Bulldogs in Perth’s Metro Soccer League
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