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Channel 4 has been blasted for a 'spineless surrender to the PC police,' over the sacking of SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton after he shared controversial views on the Black Lives Matter protesters and Covid-19.  

Channel 4 has said it will no longer work with the 40-year-old because 'our views and values are not aligned'.

Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan later tweeted: 'Absurd that Channel 4 fired Ant Middleton for his opinions. He's an SBS special forces war hero, what did they think they were hiring - a shrinking violet choirboy? 

'Such a spineless surrender to the PC Police.'

The ex-Special Boat Service commando branded BLM protesters 'absolute scum,' along with EDL protesters, after groups were seen clashing in London last June.

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He later apologised for the comments, saying he was 'anti-racist and anti-violence'.

At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, healso  said he would ignore Covid-19 advice and told people to 'carry on as normal'.

The ex-special forces presenter said yesterday he had 'decided it's time to move on' from the hit show.

Ant Middleton has been axed from Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins, after the channel said 'our views and values are not aligned'. The former Royal Marine branded Black Lives Matter protesters 'absolute scum' last year and garnered criticism for comments at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic

Ant Middleton has been axed from Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins, after the channel said 'our views and values are not aligned'. The former Royal Marine branded Black Lives Matter protesters 'absolute scum' last year and garnered criticism for comments at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic

ANT MIDDLETON'S PREVIOUS BLM AND COVID COMMENTS

Following clashes between Black Lives Matter protesters and EDL members in London last summer, Ant Middleton 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 later apologised for the comments, saying he was 'anti-racist and anti-violence'.

The tweet came after Middleton, 40, garnered controversy at the start of the pandemic. 

In March last year he filmed himself saying: 'Am I still out travelling the world? Yes. Am I still shaking hands? Yes. Am I still cuddling fans at the airport? Yes. Am I washing my hands and keeping my hygiene to a high standard as always? Yes.

'Has my life changed? No. Am I going to let some disease, COVID-19, dictate my life? Absolutely not. Get out there, don't change, F**k COVID-19!' 

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He later admitted the comments were a 'mistake,' he made while filming in New Zealand. He said he had: 'probably been a bit insensitive towards the magnitude, the scale, of the crisis that's happening in the UK.'

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Middleton's military career saw him serve in the Special Boat Service, the Royal Marines and 9 Parachute Squadron Royal. 

He was jailed for 14 months after assaulting two police officers in his home town of Chelmsford, Essex, in 2013.

Last March he said his comments urging people to 'get out there,' during the Covid-19 pandemic was a 'mistake'.

Middleton said he had filmed himself in New Zealand and admitted he had 'probably been a bit insensitive towards the magnitude, the scale, of the crisis that's happening in the UK.'

A spokesperson for Channel 4 earlier told MailOnline: '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.' 

Celebrities including fellow presenter Ben Shepherd, ex-footballer John Terry and singer Olly Murrs  have leant their support to Middleton, saying it 'won't be the same,' without him.

Middleton has been chief instructor on the Channel 4 show since 2015.

In a cryptic tweet sent earlier today, Colin MacLachlan, who was on the directing staff for the first series, responded to news of Middleton's sacking with the caption: 'Karma'.

His reaction is wildly different to many fans, who have slammed the 'PC brigade,' after Middleton told followers he had 'decided it's time to move on'.

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