CUMBRIA’S Red Shepherdess was pushed to her limits in the final episode of Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins.

In the sixth episode, ‘Interrogation’, which aired on Sunday night, the final eight recruits, four men and four women, were deprived of sleep, given reduced rations, and then sent on the run in the Chilean Andes.

After being caught by the Chilean military hunter force, the recruits faced the final, and most psychologically demanding phase of the course.

A key stage of SAS selection, Resistance to Interrogation, is a key stage of SAS selection, it prepares recruits for enemy capture by subjecting them to techniques not permitted by the British Military.

The directing staff (DS) enlisted a specialist team with more than 40 years’ experience in war zones, and SAS selection to run the interrogation.

The remaining recruits were subjected to a series of ‘punishing’ interrogation techniques over an 18-hour period, carried out by the ‘Umpire’.

They were questioned aggressively in order to put them under immediate stress and extract personal information.

The remaining men and women were also subjected to long periods of white noise, while being blindfolded for more than four hours.

Also during the show, the recruits were given a cover story that three British tourists were missing in the Andes, and that they work for Cumbria Mountain Search and Rescue, and had to convince interrogators they were part of that team.

Hannah, the youngest recruit left on the course, had shown little sign of cracking during interrogation. While she didn’t win the show, trainer Ant Middleton said Hannah was robust, with all the qualities about her to succeed in everything she does.

Reflecting back on the experience, which was filmed last October, Hannah said: “I promised myself when I went in that I would never give my armband in, and for that I am immensely proud of myself.

“I took on every task put in front of me, I battled with my mind and emotions beyond what I thought was possible.

“It was hard, not just hard, but sometimes it was soul destroying.”

She added: “The agricultural industry are made of strong folk to work tirelessly every day.

“They have self motivation, determination, drive and stubbornness to live, breathe, and work in a job that most others wouldn’t dream of.

“I’m more than proud to represent this industry, and thankful to be accepted after just six years.

“We are a strong bunch of individuals.

“Thanks so much of the love, encouragement and support.”