Ant Middleton tells fans he's 'coming to Australia' for SAS: Who Dares Wins Australia after Channel 4 axe

ANT Middleton told fans he's "coming to Australia" for SAS: Who Dares Wins Down Under after he was axed by Channel 4.

The hardman shared a photo of himself on a boat alongside actress Rebel Wilson.

Ant flashed his tattoos in a wetsuit, while Rebel wore a yellow top with huge aviator glasses.

He captioned the pic: "Australia! I'm coming your way soon, can't wait to see you all again.

"In the meantime, my Straight Talking episode with the lovely @rebelwilson is airing Thursday March 11th on @channel7 @7plus at 9.45pm AUS. Make sure to tune in 👊 #StraightTalking"

The Special Forces soldier will be returning for SAS: Who Dares Wins Australia.

A spokesperson said in a statement earlier this month: "Ant Middleton and his fellow DS [Directing Staff], Mark 'Billy' Billingham, Jason Fox and Ollie Ollerton, will all be returning for the second season of 'SAS Australia' which is currently in pre-production."

The Sun revealed Ant allegedly told a female contestant he was going to have sex with her.

His comment, apparently meant in jest, was said to have been picked up by the show’s microphones.

The Sun understands that as many as four women raised formal concerns about Middleton’s alleged conduct on set.

It is claimed that the father of five told one: “I’m going to f**k you after this.”

It comes three days after we revealed Ant had been dropped by Channel 4 after he laid into the show’s bosses for turning SAS: Who Dares Wins into a “reality show”

The military man said he was “really disappointed” with his former paymasters and that them “butting heads” resulted in him leaving the series.

Ant, 40, said the show – which is based on the brutal SAS selection process to join the elite unit – was not what it was when it started in 2015.

Ant exclusively told The Sun: “I think that ultimately what has happened is that the people that make the show and I have very different opinions on where the show started and where it is going in the future.

“When I started making the show and as I was involved from the beginning, it was very simple and at its core it was to show what Special Forces’ selection was.

“And I am sad to say that in recent years the producers of the show have drifted from this and it has become more of a reality show than I feel comfortable with.

“I have decided to walk away from it, it is clear Channel 4 and I have fallen out over it and that is regretful. I have butted heads with some of the team but ultimately it is out of a passion for what I wanted to do and that’s make the best show possible.”

Ant leaving the show comes after several high-profile gaffes in the last 12 months.

The veteran resigned from his role as the Royal Navy’s Chief Cadet last summer, after bosses were left unhappy over his now-deleted tweet about Black Lives Matter protests.

He apologised after referring to Black Lives Matter protesters as "absolute scum" as he complained about the "extreme left" and the English Defence League's "extreme right" taking to the streets.

He later said he was "anti-racist and anti-violence" after deleting the tweet.

Ant also hit headlines in March 2020, when posted a “tough-love” video message on social media urging his followers to carry on as normal despite coronavirus.

Channel 4 said it will not work with the decorated war hero again due
to his "personal conduct".

In a statement, the channel said: "It has become clear that our views
and values are not aligned.

"Meanwhile, the show’s bosses are desperately trying to hold onto the remaining celebrity hardmen on SAS: Who Dares Wins, after Ant Middleton sensationally left the show.

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