There’s a handsome yet crazy bearded man barking orders at 25 strangers in the middle of an iced-over Chile.
Yep, it’s that time of the year again!
Ant Middleton is back on Channel 4 series SAS: Who Dares Wins as the lead instructor of the savage 10-day military course.
Here’s everything you need to know about the most-popular hard-man on TV right now (unless you’re one of the SAS recruits, of course).
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Who is Ant Middleton?
Ant is a veteran military expert who first joined the military ranks in 1997 at the age of 16.
He went on to represent the Royal Marines, 9 Parachute Squadron Royal and Special Boat Service, serving as a point man, lead scout, primary fires operator and sniper.
Ant’s huge wealth of military experience and skills means he is one of few that have served in the ‘holy trinity’ of the U.K’s elite special forces.
In other words – don’t mess!
Ant moved into TV when he headed a team of Action Men for Channel 4 series SAS: Who Dares Wins in 2015.
The series, which sees members of the public take on a gruelling seven-day SAS camp, is now into its fourth season. A special celebrity version will also air later this year.
How Old is Ant Middleton? Is he Married?
Ant Middleton was born on September 22, 1980, making him 38 years old.
Sorry ladies, but yes, Ant is married.
His wife is called Emilie and they met a very long time ago before Ant started serving in the Marines.
Speaking of his wife, who Ant now has five children with, he told the Belfast Telegraph:
It was love at first sight when we met, and I knew I had to change to keep her. I joined the Marines, passed Special Forces selection and became a young leader in the military.
I call her the ‘long haired general’ because she’s the boss at home and a super-mum.
What Else has Ant Presented?
Towards the close of 2018, Ant released one-off Channel 4 documentary, Extreme Everest.
It followed his attempt to reach Mount Everest’s 29,000ft peak.
Ant set out to complete his most daring feat yet over a five-and-a-half week expedition in May 2018, fully aware that nearly 300 lives had been lost on the mountain since 1922.
Speaking about the experience, Ant said:
I nearly died on that mountain. I’ll never forget the experience. I had this huge surge of panic, thinking: ‘You aren’t going to get out of this one, mate – it’s your time to go, this is the end’.
I’ve never been that vulnerable and helpless ever in my life. I felt almost childlike, because the whole situation was so out of control.
WATCH SAS: WHO DARES WINS EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT ON CHANNEL 4, AT 9 PM.