Portsmouth born Ant Middleton axed from SAS: Who Dares Wins
PORTSMOUTH born Ant Middleton has been axed by Channel 4 over an issue with his ‘personal conduct’.
The former Portsmouth Grammar School pupil will no longer present the popular SAS: Who Dares Wins series after previously calling BLM protestors ‘scum’ and in March last year he dismissed the seriousness of the Covid pandemic, saying he would ‘carry on as normal’.
A Channel 4 spokesman said: ‘Following a number of discussions we have had with him in relation to his personal conduct it has become clear that our views and values are not aligned and we will not be working with him again.’
Confirming on social media that he would no longer be presenting the show, Ant said: ‘After five incredible years I’ve decided it’s time to move on from SAS: Who Dares Wins.
‘Big respect to my fellow DS – it has been a journey I’ll never forget. Thanks to everyone that took part and made the show what it is. Really excited about the future and what’s coming this year. Stay positive.’
Ant made the BLM comment in a tweet posted in June but later clarified he was not referring to the BLM movement but to those who had been involved in violent protests. He also later apologised for his comments regarding the pandemic saying he made the statement while he was ‘in New Zealand and sheltered from the pandemic’.
Two series of the show have already been filmed and will be screened later this year.