Ant Middleton sacked by Channel 4 over ‘personal conduct’ after SAS fame

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Ant Middleton has been fired by Channel 4 over his "personal conduct," with the network confirming they "will not be working with him again".

The former soldier, 40, is best known as the chief instructor on the hard-hitting competitive reality series SAS: Who Dares Wins.

A Channel 4 spokesperson told The Mirror: “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.”

The network's decision comes after Middleton branded Black Lives Matter protesters “absolute scum” in a rant last year, which was met by backlash.

According to the publication, Middleton learned he was been dropped by Channel 4 on Monday afternoon.

The TV personality has yet to speak out on the network's decision.

Daily Star has contacted Ant's representative for comment.

Ant has lost a number of jobs in the past year, getting dropped from the celebrity soccer aid line up, and losing his role of Chief Cadet of the Volunteer Cadet Corps.

On June 14, with Black Lives Matter protests taking place across the globe, Middleton 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.”

The tweet, which was met by fury, was responding to a video of what was alleged to depict "BLM/Antifa agitator hunting lone veterans and football lads in packs".

When a backlash ensued, Middleton released an apology less than a day later, sharing a video message.

He said: “I’d just like to clarify a tweet I’d put out at the weekend and deleted straight away once I’d re-read it and realised that it could cause offence.

“I put out a tweet or retweeted a video of the violence, the terror and chaos that was happening on the streets of London. ‘Within that tweet I mentioned the BLM and EDL and the word 'scum'.

"At no point was I calling the BLM scum and comparing the two organisations. I want to make that really, really clear. The word scum was used to describe the people in the video that were violent, that were causing terror on the streets of London and setting a bad example for our future generations.”

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