Ant Middleton: SAS star compares himself to Piers Morgan
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Former soldier Ant Middleton has taken aim at Channel 4 after they fired him from SAS: Who Dares Wins over concerns about his personal conduct. The star swore heavily as he spoke about the broadcaster during his Mind Over Muscle speaking tour.
Ant, 41, was Chief Instructor on SAS: Who Dares Wins, but got the boot from his long-time role last March.
The former Special Boat Service sniper, who has since been replaced on the show by former US Marine Rudy Reyes, unleashed an angry torrent of expletives in a recent talk.
He said: “I’m going to address the elephant in the room which is Channel 4.
“W****rs! No, no, no, they’re not w****rs. They’re c***s.
“I’m never working for that channel again, am I? F*** it.”
He went on to suggest that the channel was too preoccupied with “box ticking” and “political correctness”.
“Now, my job as Chief Instructor was to run the narrative on the ground, on the course,” he explained.
“The production company run the narrative behind the scenes, run the show, mix the two together — and voila, you get SAS Who Dares Wins.
“Now, when that process starts to get diluted you’re gonna lose the authenticity of the show.
“When political correctness or box-ticking exercises filter into an authentic process, it’s gonna take away the authenticity, it takes away the realness.
“For something we’ve been through, that we sacrificed through, that’s something we’re gonna butt heads about every single time.”
The famous daredevil’s controversial exit from the show was prompted by various female crew members, who complained about “inappropriate comments” he had made.
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Nonetheless, he raged on in quotes obtained by The Sun: “I do not care what you do have, or don’t have, swinging between your legs.
“I don’t care what gender you are, I do not care the colour of your skin.
“What I care about is: Can you do the job, yes or no? That’s what I care about.
“And when they wanna push so and so to the forefront, or so and so to the forefront, then we have a problem and that’s when I start butting heads, and that’s what happened with Channel 4.”
Ant is now Chief Instructor on SAS Australia, which is broadcast on the country’s Seven Network.
The star joined the army in 1998, completed several tours in Afghanistan and even worked his way up to the rank of corporal.
Aside from SAS: Who Dares Wins, the adventurer has also appeared as the Captain in the adventure/reality-show Mutiny and the survival show Escape.
Ant climbed Mount Everest in 2018 for the TV show Extreme Everest with Ant Middleton.
Express.co.uk have reached out to Channel 4 for comment.
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