Ant Middleton is a former member of the Special Forces. Since retiring from military life, Ant has become an expedition leader, adventurer and Chief Instructor on Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins.
Ant has navigated his way through the war in Afghanistan, the conflict over Northern Ireland, as well as jungles, deserts and the top of the world. Ant stood on the top of Everest in 2018.
Channel 4 ‘s Extreme Everest with Ant Middleton details his experiences each day while climbing the mountain giant and has been viewed millions of times on All4 and YouTube . Caught in a life-threatening storm, Ant discusses how he survived after watching three people plunge to their deaths. He discusses new perspectives, staying positive and battling fear.
Having been engulfed in do or die situations throughout all stages of his career, Ant has built the foundations of his success and survival on his ability to shun fear. With a staunch mindset, Ant has been able to push his boundaries time after time. He said on This Morning :
“If you don’t experience and challenge fear you won’t learn about yourself. It is important you’re exposed to fear when you can and make it work for you.”
After serving the Special Boat Service (SBS), the sister unit of the SAS, as a lead scout and sniper he had completed the ‘Holy Trinity’ of the UK’s elite forces. He then moved into personal security, protecting government officials and high-profile public figures.
After running SAS style corporate occasions for companies to realise the extremes of the gruelling Special Forces selection process, Ant extended his delivery of the concept to the screen, becoming Chief Instructor of Channel 4‘s SAS: Who Dares Wins . The hugely successful series stretched four series by 2019 and has included celebrity charity specials.
In many ways the archetypal ‘tough guy’, Ant is also in touch with his emotional side, making him the almost superhuman human that has made him such a star on stage and screen. While he is often found testing contestants to their absolute limits, shouting and screaming in his commanding style, he is also found providing advice and opening up in a down-to-earth manner.
On the back of his increased celebrity profile, Ant embarked on a UK tour, taking in some of the nation’s top venues with his, An Evening with Ant Middleton series. The same year, his debut book, First Man In: Leading From The Front topped The Sunday Times bestseller list.
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“Last night was brilliant thanks – Ant was superb and did exactly what we’d hoped he’d do and much more. Please could you pass on my personal thanks to Ant via his PA?Our audience was mainly military and ex-military (myself included) and his after-dinner speech really struck a chord with us all. Not only was he inspirational and thought-provoking, he was also very modest and humble. Everyone I’ve spoken to afterwards has been full of praise for Ant and the way he spoke about his past experiences.” – Andy, Babcock International
“We found Ant extremely engaging, he had a strong story and held great presence on the stage, he thoroughly entertained the audience and gave a clear message around leadership – this was one of the key part of the brief, which he understood and delivered on. The Q&A session was also very interactive, with some great questions that again really engaged people. Ant was refreshingly honest in his speech, which was excellent.” – Ann – Tarmac Building Products Limited
“The day went really well. Ant was great. Very accommodating, and happy to let us rush him around the event! I’ve attached a couple of photos. Please thank him for us – the buzz around the event was great this year, and I think a lot of that was due to his talk.” – Laura Aitkenhead, Events Development Manager