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SAS Australia: Dan Ewing discusses fatherhood and the challenges of living interstate from his son

SAS Australia’s Dan Ewing reveals the challenges of fatherhood and living in a different state to his young son


Dan Ewing isn’t unscathed from the impact of border closures from lockdown.

The actor, who is currently a recruit on SAS Australia, told The Daily Telegraph that he hasn’t seen his seven year old son Archie, who he shares with former partner Marni Little, in months due of the travel restrictions.

‘My little boy lives in Queensland and I am based in NSW, so like many Aussie families that aspect has been the most challenging,’ the 36-year-old said.

Long distance: SAS Australia’s Dan Ewing (pictured) discussed fatherhood and the challenges of living interstate from his Archie  

Instead, he has ensured he and his son do a gratitude journal entry together every morning – something he said he is grateful they do.

Like many people across Australia, the border closures have been a tough hurdle but the former Home and Away star channelled that inconvenience into positive thinking.

He recalled missing out on his son’s seventh birthday, he chose to focus thankful for being a father, and that his son could celebrate his day with his mother and friends.

‘Looking at it through a different lens genuinely gave me so much joy. Change the way you look at things, the things you look at change,’ the actor said. 

Tough: 'My little boy lives in Queensland and I am based in NSW, so like many Aussie families that aspect has been the most challenging,' the 36-year-old said. He shares seven-year-old Archie with his former partner Marni Little

Tough: ‘My little boy lives in Queensland and I am based in NSW, so like many Aussie families that aspect has been the most challenging,’ the 36-year-old said. He shares seven-year-old Archie with his former partner Marni Little

Dan, like many people itching to travel, said that as soon as borders he would be booking a trip up to Queensland to see his son. 

‘Straight to the Gold Coast to see my little boy and look for a house up there – mainly so that our fishing trips aren’t interrupted by border closures, should it happen again,’ he said.

This comes after Dan’s recently revealed what it was like filming the brutal helicopter ladder challenge on SAS Australia on the Imperfectly Perfect Podcast this week.

Changing perspective: He recalled missing out on his son's seventh birthday, he chose to focus thankful for being a father, and that his son could celebrate his day with his mother and friends. 'Looking at it through a different lens genuinely gave me so much joy,' the actor said

Changing perspective: He recalled missing out on his son’s seventh birthday, he chose to focus thankful for being a father, and that his son could celebrate his day with his mother and friends. ‘Looking at it through a different lens genuinely gave me so much joy,’ the actor said

He spoke about just how gruelling the show was and said what you see on camera is ‘100 per cent real’ and that he was ‘in a constant state of stress.’

‘It’s a big task, there’s 18 people who have to go across the ladder, it’s a helicopter reset. You don’t have to be a genius to work out it’s a film set, it’s a reset of a helicopter… We were there all day.’ 

‘The tasks, and the discomfort, and getting called every name under the sun, and the sleep deprivation – that’s 110 per cent real,’ he said. 

'110 per cent real': This comes after Dan's recently revealed what it was like filming the brutal helicopter ladder challenge on SAS Australia

‘110 per cent real’: This comes after Dan’s recently revealed what it was like filming the brutal helicopter ladder challenge on SAS Australia 

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