Ant Middleton Dropped From SAS: Who Dares Win Over 'Personal Conduct'
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Ant Middleton has been dropped from SAS: Who Dares Wins due to his 'personal conduct'.
Channel 4 said its 'values are not aligned' with the 40-year-old's.
A spokesperson told LADbible: "Ant Middleton will not be taking part in future series of SAS: Who Dares Wins.
"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 appeared to suggest it was his decision to leave the show on social media.
He said: "After 5 incredible years I've decided it's time to move on from SAS: Who Dares Wins UK.
"Big respect to my fellow DS - it's 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."
After 5 incredible years I've decided it's time to move on from SAS Who Dares Wins UK. Big respect to my fellow DS - it's 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. pic.twitter.com/m5dmkDfesJ- Ant Middleton (@antmiddleton) March 1, 2021
Middleton came under fire in June when he labelled Black Lives Matters protestors 'scum'.
He tweeted: "The extreme left against the extreme right. When did two wrongs make a right. It was only a matter of time. BLM and EDL are not welcome on our streets, absolute scum. What a great example you are to your future generation. Bravo."
Before that, in March, he was heavily criticised for encouraging his followers to flout coronavirus restrictions.
In a video shared on Instagram, he said: "Am I still out travelling the world? Yes. Am I still shaking hands? Yes. Am I still cuddling fans at the airport? Yes. Am I washing my hands and keeping my hygiene to a high standard as always? Yes.
"Has my life changed? No. Am I going to let some disease Covid-19 dictate my life? Absolutely not. Get out there, don't change, f**k Covid-19."
Following the backlash, he appeared to reconsider his position.
In a subsequent video, he said: "Now I've come out of this bubble, I've realised I've probably been a bit insensitive towards the magnitude, the scale of the crisis, that's happening in the UK and the forever changing situation and advice that's being given.
"So what I've decided to do is take down my previous post because some of the advice that I give (sic) now goes against government advice and I wouldn't want people to come across that now."