Biography


Overview

Ant Middleton is best known as the Chief Instructor for Channel 4’s hit show, SAS : Who Dares Wins. After two hugely successful series a third has already been commissioned by Channel 4 with Ant returning as Chief Instructor.

2017 has also seen Ant at the forefront of 'Mutiny,' as he captained Channel 4's big budget reenactment of Captain William Bligh's journey after the infamous 'Mutiny on the Bounty' and he is currently in production for Channel 4's new engineering and survival based show called 'Escape'.


Full Story

Born in Portsmouth and raised in rural France, Ant set his sights on a career in the armed forces and didn’t stop striving until he achieved his goal. He joined the Special Boat Service (SBS) in 2008 and spent 4 years there. The SBS is the UK’s naval special forces unit and the sister unit of the SAS.

He was a point man/lead scout and also a primary fires operator and sniper. Prior to joining the SBS, Ant also served in the Royal Marines and 9 Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers – meaning that he has achieved the ‘Holy Trinity’ of the UK’s Elite Forces (P Company, Commando Course, UK Special Forces Selection)

Thanks to his huge range of Special Forces experience, Ant has invaluable skills in survival and endurance. His appetite for adventure and extremes has no limit and has lead him to take on some amazing challenges. 

Before SAS : Who Dares Wins, Ant transferred his Special Forces skills to personal security and was selected to protect VIPs, including government officials and high profile celebrities, he also operated as a security expert in South Africa and across various other countries for governments in West Africa. He has trained presidential security teams and also ran extreme SAS style corporate events for large companies who wanted to truly experience the extremes of Special Forces selection.

 
  1. Joined the Royal Engineers (Age 16)

    1997

  2. Tour of Duty in Northern Ireland

    1999

  3. Tour of Duty in Macedonia

    2001

  4. Joined the Royal Marines

    2002

  5. Government Training in Sierra Leone

    2006

  6. Tour of Duty in Afghanistan

    2007

  7. Passed Selection and Joined the Special Boat Service

    2008

    Tour of Afghanistan

    2008

  8. Tour of Duty in Afghanistan

    2010

  9. Left Special Boat Service

    2012