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Ant Middleton Says UK Is 'Too Pretentious' For Him So Is Moving To Australia

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Ant Middleton Says UK Is 'Too Pretentious' For Him So Is Moving To Australia

Ant Middleton says the UK is 'too pretentious' for him and has decided to move to Australia.

The 40-year-old was sacked from his role on SAS: Who Dares Wins, with Channel 4 citing discussions regarding his 'personal conduct', following allegations he had made a number of 'inappropriate comments' to several women on set.

Since the bust-up, Middleton has been filming the Australian version of the show and has decided to stay put.

Speaking to The Mirror, he said: "I feel like I fit in here.

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"That's very strange being the person that I am. I don't know whether the UK is a bit pretentious for me, a bit too PC for me, where I can't be myself.

"I have to suppress a part of me to fit in, which I don't like doing and I won't do, as you've probably seen, but here you've got that balance that right."

Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

He also told The James Smith Podcast that he felt that he had been treated unfairly.

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Middleton said: "Witch hunt? I never thought that existed until the latest shenanigans with SAS UK.

"Ultimately people can see through it and know I was pushed before I could jump."

And he revealed that his family were keen for a move down under too.

So they are now looking at setting down roots in the next 12 months.

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"I've got a great connection with Australia. My wife also loves Australia," the father-of-five said.

"She did a gap year out here when she was young. She's always said, 'Let's move to Australia.'

"So when SAS Australia came up, I was like, 'Let's see the layout, let's see how it goes.'

"We've sort of made a decision to move out here next year."

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Credit: Channel 4
Credit: Channel 4

Season six of the hit Channel 4 show kicked off last weekend.

In a post to his Instagram account, Middleton shared his reaction, telling his followers that he wasn't a 'yes man' and never would be.

He wrote: "Now you can see exactly what I've been fighting against the past couple of years! I will always fight for authenticity and against any political agenda forced into my work!

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"I will continue to fight it with a readied sword whilst never being afraid to lead the charge!

"Unfortunately I fought this battle alone and you can clearly see now that I was pushed before I jumped... I am not and never will be a YES man so if you want real, then you know where to come!

"Huge respect and gratitude to @channel7 here in Australia for giving me back control of my show and making @sasaustralia BY FAR the toughest and most authentic show on the planet!

"So proud to be part of the family."

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: Instagram, Entertainment, SAS: Who Dares Wins, UK Entertainment, Ant Middleton, Channel 4

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