Ant Middleton: 'Gutted' SAS star QUITS role after tweet backlash 'A difficult choice'

SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton, 39, is said to have resigned from his role as the Royal Navy’s Chief Cadet, after bosses were left unhappy over his now-deleted tweet about Black Lives Matter protesters. It comes after the television personality took on the mentoring role back in November.

Ant sparked backlash in June as a result of the tweet, which is believed to have read: “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.”

Following the controversial post, Ant was reportedly told was told he must resign or be sacked.

READ MORE… Ant Middleton apologises after labelling Black Lives Matter ‘scum’

“I did not mean to say that BLM are scum, or to imply that BLM and the EDL are equivalent.

“I was trying to make a comment about violent protestors of any kind who I despise.”

He continued: “I accept that my tweet was inappropriate and offensive and would like to apologise unconditionally.

“I am anti-racist, anti-hate and anti-violence.