Ant Middleton has been a familiar face on Channel 4 for the best of half a decade now but will no longer be appearing on the network. After becoming a household name on SAS: Who Dares Wins, the broadcaster has dropped the star following a “number of discussions” related to his “personal conduct”.
A Channel 4 spokesperson told Express.co.uk: “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.”
Ant has also released a statement about his departure, penning on Instagram and Twitter that it was he who took the decision to leave
He penned: “Hi guys, I’ve got some news which is that after 5 incredible years I’ve decided it’s time to move on from SAS Who Dares Wins UK.
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According to the Mirror, Ant had said in a now-deleted tweet: “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.”
After deleting the tweet, Ant followed up by clarifying his point in a video to his followers in which he stated: “I’d just like to clarify a tweet I put out this weekend and deleted straight away, once I re-read and realised it could cause offence.
“I put out a tweet, retweeted a video of the violence, the terror, the chaos that was happening on the streets of London and within that tweet I mentioned the BLM and the 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 clear,” he added.
“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 generation.”
He also divided fans with quotes regarding Brexit, as he insisted the vote of the people was acted upon, despite admitting he voted remain.
News of his Channel 4 departure hasn’t exactly sat well with fans, with one replying to Ant’s statement: “This could be the most disappointing news of 2020. Why Ant. Really hope you have more TV programmes coming this year.”