Schapelle Corby has broken down in tears as she recalled her “fear” of being interrogated after being found guilty of drug smuggling.
The 43-year-old, who spent nine years in Bali’s notorious Kerobokan Prison after being found with cannabis in her body board bag, will appear on Channel Seven’s upcoming reality show SAS Australia.
In a promotional video, Corby cried as was quizzed by chief instructor Ant Middleton over the experience.
“How come a court of law could prove you guilty, and then you’re saying that ‘It wasn’t me?’” Middleton said.
She previously told how celebrity recruits “go into the SAS as a number, not a name, which is significant for me because I won’t be Schapelle Corby, I will just be a human”. But, it is clear the show will force her to face her criminal past.
“I don’t do heights, I don’t do cold. I fear open spaces. I fear interrogation,” Corby said in the video.
“I was always just Schapelle and then overnight I become Schappelle Corby international drug smuggler.
“I’ve been locked away for a very long time.
“I’m 43 now, I want to change my life.”
In a rare interview in The Guide ahead of the show’s air date, Corby said she wasn’t trying to change the Australian public’s view of her.
“I really don’t care what people think of me, I’m at that point of my life now where I am not hurting anybody … It was for myself, and I’m so proud of it. This was about whether I could get control of my mind,” Corby said.
She said her decision to take part in SAS Australia was to push herself mentally.
“I saw it as the ultimate psychological test,” she said.
“I knew I was strong physically, but I’ve suffered severe catatonic mental illness. There’s always this little thought in the back of my head that I could lose my mind again.”
“Being shouted at is completely normal for me but, don’t forget, I’ve been sitting down for a good part of the past 15 years.”
SAS Australia follows 17 celebrities including Roxy Jacenko, Candice Warner and Nick Cummins as they take on gruelling challenges as part of the selection process for the elite army Special Forces.
SAS Australia premieres Monday October 19 on Channel 7.