Ant Middleton surprises Royal Navy cadets 150120 CREDIT Royal Navy

Ant Middleton: 'SAS: Who Dares Wins' Star 'Moving On' From TV Show

Ant Middleton surprises Royal Navy cadets 150120 CREDIT Royal Navy

Channel 4 has announced it will no longer work with Ant Middleton, following discussions with the 'SAS: Who Dares Wins' star over his "personal conduct".

The former serviceman courted controversy last year when he made comments about Black Lives Matter protests and coronavirus.

A spokesperson for the TV channel released a statement which said: "Following a number of discussions Channel 4 and Minnow Films 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."

Mr Middleton hit back during a TV interview on Wednesday, saying he'd already decided to leave before the channel's announcement.

In an interview with Good Morning Britain, he said: "It's all smoke and mirrors. From the last episode of SAS: Who Dares Wins, when I filmed the last episode, it became a half-scripted sort of reality show, full control was taken for me for health and safety.

"And after that show, I said 'I'm not going to film anymore, I'm done with SAS: Who Dares Wins'."

He added: "I wanted to part in a healthy way and in a positive way. And they knew that I was going... and all of a sudden they dropped this bomb [that] I've been axed."

Mr Middleton tweeted on Monday – the same day Channel 4 made its announcement – that he had "decided it's time to move on from SAS: Who Dares Wins UK".

"Big respect to my fellow DS [directing staff] – it's been a journey I'll never forget," he added.

"Thanks to everyone that took part and made the show what it is.

"Really excited about the future and what’s coming this year."

In June, Middleton apologised after he referred to Black Lives Matter protesters as "absolute scum" as he complained about the "extreme left" and "extreme right" taking to the streets.

The veteran then said he was "anti-racist and anti-violence" after he deleted the tweet.

In March, last year Middleton walked back on comments he made about coronavirus when he urged people to "carry on as normal".

He told his social media following to not "be a sheep" and suggested that Government advice to self-isolate didn't apply to him as he was "strong and able".

He later said he had been "a bit insensitive towards the magnitude, the scale, of the crisis that's happening in the UK".

SAS: Who Dares Wins sees civilians attempt gruelling military training exercises to test their physical and mental strength.

Cover image: Ant Middleton surprises Royal Navy cadets last year (Picture: Royal Navy).

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