Former SAS star Ant Middleton's company goes bust owing £1.2 million to taxman
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Former SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton's company has gone bust, with documents showing he owes £1.2 million to the taxman.
The 42-year-old worked on the UK series for several years before it was announced back in March 2021 that he had parted company with Channel 4.
At the time he claimed to have quit, alleging that the series was no longer authentic enough.
"When I filmed the last episode, it became a half-scripted sort of reality show, full control was taken from me, from health and safety to production," he said.
"And after that I said, 'Look, I'm not gonna film anymore, I'm done with SAS: Who Dares Wins.'
"I wanted to part in a healthy way and in a positive way."
However, it later transpired that the network decided not to renew Middleton's contract because of his 'personal conduct'.
The company said in a statement at the time: "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."
Middleton’s departure from the show came after he labelled Black Lives Matters protestors 'scum' in a controversial tweet.
More recently, the former UK Special Forces soldier, Royal Marines Commando and British Army Royal Engineer had been busy running his main company.
But government documents show the business, which was set up as Middleton Global in 2014 before changing its title to Sway and Starting, recently went into liquidation.
In a statement of affairs filed earlier this month and detailing information as of 5 December, the firm failed to pay off its debts, which include a whopping £1,199,773 owed to HMRC and £3,318 to additional creditors.
What's more, the document shows that Middleton obtained a £2.7 million 'director's loan', stating that it is 'uncertain' about how much of this sum is estimated to be paid back.
As for his other companies, including Antcolony Ltd, Middleton IP and Middleton Global IP, the Companies House website lists them as being overdue.
Speaking to The Sun, Middleton's spokesperson said: "Due to the impact of lockdowns on Ant’s work and the associated adverse effects on the company, unfortunately Middleton Global Limited has had to be placed into voluntary liquidation.
"Ant has an extremely busy year ahead and is focused on his TV work, brand deals, books and events."
LADbible has contacted a representative of Ant Middleton's for comment.