Why Special Forces' Anthony Scaramucci Wasn’t Worried About What People Thought About Him Joining The Show
The former White House Communications Director shared his thoughts.
Warning! The following contains spoilers for the Special Forces: World's Toughest Test episode "Fear." Read at your own risk!
Special Forces: World's Toughest Test was a grueling experience for many of its participants, though as Dr. Drew told CinemaBlend, it forged a bond between them. There was a sense of camaraderie between the group while battling injuries and other tension, and maybe some celebrities made friends with others they hadn't originally expected. In any case, none of that was on Anthony Scaramucci's mind when he joined up, as he wasn't concerned about what others might think of him.
Anthony Scaramucci, who voluntarily withdrew in the latest episode, is widely known for his incredibly brief six-day stint as the White House Communications Director for former President Donald Trump. I asked Scaramucci if there was any apprehension on his end ahead of joining due to what other participants in Special Forces: World's Toughest Test may think of him or how he'd be perceived, and received a rather blunt answer referencing his past:
It seems Anthony Scaramucci is well aware of the occupational hazard that came along with entering politics and the resulting scrutiny. It didn't seem many of the Special Forces: World's Toughest Test participants had a ton to say about Scaramucci in the episodes, though Gus Kenworthy and others confessed they didn't trust him while performing a group exercise.
Anthony Scaramucci did find some support in his six days on the Fox series, which readers can revisit on streaming with a Hulu subscription. Super Bowl champion Danny Amendola, who recently risked being sent home for insubordination, served as emotional support for Scaramucci throughout the run, and MLB legend Mike Piazza commended him before his withdrawal for how well he performed.
The now-59-year-old Scaramucci said he gave it all he could before his body gave out and talked about his thoughts about what others may think about his time on the show:
As the oldest participant in Special Forces: World's Toughest Test, Anthony Scaramucci had an impressive run. Ultimately, his body was spent from all the days of drills and what he described as a nasty bump on the head that briefly sent him into concussion protocol the day prior. Scaramucci said that the incident occurred just before the Jeep challenge, where actress Beverley Mitchell exited, but it was left out of the episode.
Anthony Scaramucci wasn't going to let the opinions of others impact him from participating in Special Forces: World's Toughest Test, and that goes for other future projects as well. Scaramucci concluded the response by talking about some wise words imparted to him by his grandmother:
Anthony Scaramucci walked away from Special Forces: World's Toughest Test, but he was not the only one in this latest episode to do so. Reality star Kenya Moore also had to drop out after some physical knee pain made her unable to complete a punishment drill. The Fox series is now down to six remaining contestants, and I'm eager to see if they'll be able to stick it out until the end.
Tune into new episodes of Special Forces: World's Toughest Test on Fox on Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET. The series is no joke for those who still haven't checked it out, and it is definitely worth a look for anyone who hasn't seen it.
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