Ant Middleton dropped by Channel 4, will no longer present SAS: Who Dares Wins
TV bosses say they have issues with his "personal conduct"
Ant Middleton, former SAS operative and star of Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins, will no longer be presenting the UK version.
Channel 4 say they have dropped the 40-year-old due to issues with his "personal conduct".
In a statement provided to MailOnline, Channel 4 said: "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."
Last year, Middleton was on the receiving end of criticism for comments made in response to protests in Central London.
He tweeted: "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."
He subsequently deleted the tweet and apologised for its content.
He also downplayed the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic, telling his social media followers to carry on life as normal.
In an appearance on Good Morning Britain, Middleton was challenged over his comments on coronavirus and admitted he "got it wrong".
Middleton yesterday announced his departure from SAS: Who Dares Wins on social media, but said he left of his own accord.
He wrote: "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.
"Big respect to my fellow DS - it's been a journey I'll never forget. Thanks to everyone that took part and made the show what it is. Really excited about the future and what's coming this year. Stay positive."
While he will no longer be working with Channel 4 and presenting SAS: Who Dares Wins UK, the Portsmouth native will continue in his role on the Australian version.
Australia's Channel 7 confirmed that he will continue working with them alongside co-hosts Mark 'Billy' Billingham, Jason Fox and Ollie Ollerton.