Ant Middleton is the Chief Instructor for Channel 4’s hit show, SAS : Who Dares Wins. Aside from his role as Chief Instructor , 2017 will also see Ant at the forefront of two more huge shows for Channel 4; 'Mutiny' and 'Escape.'
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. Initially with the Royal Engineers and then the Royal Marines, Ant passed selection for the Special Boat Service (SBS) in 2008 and spent 4 years there.
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 – 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. He has already climbed Mount Elbrus (Russia) and The Matterhorn in preparation to climb Mount Everest in 2017.
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.