TV makes star of Army veteran Daz

From Wall To Wall Productions  ''BRING BACK BORSTAL 'Thursday 15th January 2014 on ITV ''Pictured: (right) Ex-military man of 25 yrs Chief Officer Dugan ''In the 1930s, young criminals were sent to Borstal. It worked - at that time around seven out of ten of them never committed crime again. ''Today it's a different story, as nearly three quarters of young offenders released from prison reoffend within twelve months. What would happen if today's young offenders were sent to Borstal?''In a unique social experiment, thirteen young trouble makers, most but not all with criminal convictions, have volunteered to become Borstal Boys. Banged up for four weeks, they'll be force fed fitness, discipline and hard work. ''Can the troublemakers of today handle the regime of the past? And will Borstal set them straight?''� ITV/Wall To Wall ''Photographer: Justin Slee ''For further information please contact Peter Gray '0207 157 3046 peter.gray@itv.com ''This photograph is � ITV and can only be reproduced for editorial purp
From Wall To Wall Productions ''BRING BACK BORSTAL 'Thursday 15th January 2014 on ITV ''Pictured: (right) Ex-military man of 25 yrs Chief Officer Dugan ''In the 1930s, young criminals were sent to Borstal. It worked - at that time around seven out of ten of them never committed crime again. ''Today it's a different story, as nearly three quarters of young offenders released from prison reoffend within twelve months. What would happen if today's young offenders were sent to Borstal?''In a unique social experiment, thirteen young trouble makers, most but not all with criminal convictions, have volunteered to become Borstal Boys. Banged up for four weeks, they'll be force fed fitness, discipline and hard work. ''Can the troublemakers of today handle the regime of the past? And will Borstal set them straight?''� ITV/Wall To Wall ''Photographer: Justin Slee ''For further information please contact Peter Gray '0207 157 3046 peter.gray@itv.com ''This photograph is � ITV and can only be reproduced for editorial purp

ARMY veteran Daz Dugan has become a star of television.

Daz, of Blackthorn Avenue, Flansham, has been seen by millions over the past four weeks as the stern instructor and law-maker on the hit ITV programme Bring Back Borstal.

The former colour sergeant has been the ‘chief’ in charge of disciplining 14 troublemakers on the televised social experiment in a mock-up of a 1930s borstal.

Daz, 41, said: “It was a really rewarding experience. I’ve had a few people recognise me. One chap stopped me on the street and said, ‘Hey, you’re that guy from the TV’. There’s also been a lot of positivity over social media.”

Daz volunteers as a gym instructor in Littlehampton.

On the television series, he was the centre of the boys’ gruelling morning fitness routine of challenging cross-country courses and exhausting beach runs.

“Everything I wanted them to do was all about functional fitness – lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling and throwing with medicine balls.”