Ant Middleton is a former Special Forces soldier who fronts Channel 4’s prime time TV show SAS: Who Dares.
Born in Portsmouth and raised in rural France, Ant joined the military aged 16.
Initially with the Royal Engineers and then the Royal Marines, Ant passed selection for the Special Boat Service (SBS) in 2008.
In the SBS, Middleton was a point man/lead scout and also a primary fires operator and sniper.
As a member of the Royal Marines and 9 Parachute Squadron Royal – Ant has achieved the ‘Holy Trinity’ of the UK’s Elite Forces (P Company, Commando Course, UK Special Forces Selection)
With extensive survival and endurance skills and a appetite for adventure and extremes, Ant has taken on some amazing challenges including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus, The Matterhorn and is planning to climb Mount Everest in 2017.
Prior to his role on C4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins, Ant was security expert providing personal security to VIPs, government officials and high profile celebrities.
He has trained presidential security teams and operated as a security expert in South Africa and across various other countries for governments in West Africa.
Aside from his role as Chief Instructor in the hit show SAS: Who Dares Wins, 2017 saw Ant at the forefront of Channel 4’s big budget adventure series ‘Mutiny’.
In a unique experiment, Channel 4’s ‘Mutiny‘ challenged 21st century men to re-live one of the greatest feats of maritime adventure and endurance in naval history.
Ant assumed the role of Captain Bligh and led the expedition across the ocean.
Ant also led Channel 4’s engineering and survival based show called ‘Escape‘. The series saw a small group of skilled people stranded at a crash site, days from civilisation, in a hostile environment. During each episode, the team’s only hope of survival is to build a vehicle using what they can salvage from the crash debris and make their escape.