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Mia Fevola, 21, rejected an offer to appear on Seven’s SAS Australia

Mia Fevola, 21, rejected an offer to appear on Seven’s SAS Australia

Brendan Fevola has revealed his stepdaughter Mia rejected an offer to appear on Channel Seven’s SAS Australia.

The former AFL star-turned-radio host, 40, revealed during an interview with SAS Chief Instructor Ant Middleton on Tuesday that Mia, 21, had turned down the role. 

He explained on Fox FM Melbourne’s Fifi, Fev & Nick show: ‘My daughter was asked to go on this year, but she said no.’

'My daughter was asked to go on this year, but she said no': Brendan Fevola (left) has revealed his stepdaughter Mia (right) rejected an offer to appear on Channel Seven's SAS Australia

‘My daughter was asked to go on this year, but she said no’: Brendan Fevola (left) has revealed his stepdaughter Mia (right) rejected an offer to appear on Channel Seven’s SAS Australia 

‘She’s physically not strong enough, and she knows that. But she’s trying to build up, to get that physical to be about to do stuff like that,’ he added.

Brendan joked that he’d encouraged Mia to sign up for the program anyway just for the money, then throw in the towel on episode one.

‘I said just take the cash and get voted off first, who cares! Just hand your number in. That was my dad advice,’ he said, as former British soldier Ant laughed. 

Not ready: 'She's physically not strong enough, and she knows that. But she's trying to build up, to get that physical to be about to do stuff like that,' Brendan said. Pictured: Mia Fevola

Not ready: ‘She’s physically not strong enough, and she knows that. But she’s trying to build up, to get that physical to be about to do stuff like that,’ Brendan said. Pictured: Mia Fevola

Later in the chat, Ant said: ‘If you come on there and don’t show the characteristics and attributes that we’re looking for, which is physical and mental resilience. 

‘This isn’t a “let’s see how far you get,” I’m going to get rid of you straight away.’ 

SAS Australia sees celebrities attempt a physically and mentally demanding, two- week military-style selection course. 

Earlier this month, Brendan furiously defended Mia after she was subjected to misogynistic abuse on social media.

He said it hurt him deeply to read what trolls were saying about his daughter, who had just gone public with her relationship with rising AFL star Jamarra Ugle-Hagan.

Protective: Earlier this month, Brendan furiously defended Mia after she was subjected to misogynistic abuse on social media by trolls following her decision to go public on her relationship with rising AFL star Jamarra Ugle-Hagan

Protective: Earlier this month, Brendan furiously defended Mia after she was subjected to misogynistic abuse on social media by trolls following her decision to go public on her relationship with rising AFL star Jamarra Ugle-Hagan

'As a father, that hurts': The protective father said on air: 'That hurts me that they think that of Mia. She can date whoever she wants, she can go out with whoever she wants, whenever she wants.' Mia is pictured with Jamarra

‘As a father, that hurts’: The protective father said on air: ‘That hurts me that they think that of Mia. She can date whoever she wants, she can go out with whoever she wants, whenever she wants.’ Mia is pictured with Jamarra

‘As a father, that hurts. That hurts me that they think that of Mia,’ he said on his radiodifusión show. ‘She can date whoever she wants, she can go out with whoever she wants, whenever she wants.’ 

Brendan later pointed out the trolls’ sexist double standards, saying: ‘Blokes can do whatever they want. They can date girls and no one judges them. It’s a lad thing.’

He added: ‘As soon as she goes out and does something like that and posts a picture, you get idiots behind a keyboard – mostly men – hammering her.’

‘When we were 21, we were doing whatever we wanted. He’s a great kid, she’s a great girl, she’s smart, she’s got her own business, she studies, she’s got a degree, she can do what she wants.

‘It just pisses me off that people can write that and say vile things online about any girl, not just Mia.’ 

Family: Mia is the eldest child of Brendan's longtime partner, Alex (left). Brendan adopted Mia as his own daughter when he married Alex in 2005, and they have remained close even during times when the couple were separated

Family: Mia is the eldest child of Brendan’s longtime partner, Alex (left). Brendan adopted Mia as his own daughter when he married Alex in 2005, and they have remained close even during times when the couple were separated

Mia is the eldest child of Brendan’s longtime partner, Alex.

He adopted Mia as his own daughter when he married Alex in 2005, and they have remained close even during times when the couple were separated.

Aside from Mia, Brendan and Alex share three daughters: Leni, 13, Lulu, nine, and Tobi, two.

Doting dad: Aside from Mia, Brendan and Alex share three daughters: Leni, 13, Lulu, nine, and Tobi, two (all pictured)

Doting dad: Aside from Mia, Brendan and Alex share three daughters: Leni, 13, Lulu, nine, and Tobi, two (all pictured)

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