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.”