Axed SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton 'told contestant he was going to have sex with her'

AXED SAS: Who Dares Wins frontman Ant Middleton allegedly told a female contestant he was going to have sex with her.

His comment, apparently meant in jest, was said to have been picked up by the show’s microphones.

She explained that she found the strength to turn her life around thanks to Ant and the tough show.

And it allegedly prompted a member of the production team to go to bosses and raise a complaint.

The Sun understands that as many as four women raised formal concerns about Middleton’s alleged conduct on set.

It is claimed that the father of five told one: “I’m going to f**k you after this.”

A production source said: “When filming a show like SAS: Who Dares Wins, nothing goes unnoticed by the microphones and ­cameras.

“Comments by Ant — whether made in jest or not — were picked up by production and someone complained.

“In total up to four women submitted concerns to production bosses.

“On the celebrity version of the show he made comments to two female celebrities, both of whom were not single.

“Everyone on the show was talking about it among themselves. Staff at Minnow Films, who make the show, say they’ve still got the audio of one alleged incident.”

Last night a spokesman for Middleton said he “wholeheartedly and emphatically rejects” the allegations.

It comes after Channel 4 said it would not be working again with the former Special Boat Service soldier, 40, after clashes over his “personal conduct”.

Middleton claimed the split came because TV bosses had turned the intensive survival series into a “reality show”.

Last night, a spokeswoman for Channel 4 told The Sun: “It would not be appropriate to comment on specifics.

“We take issues of welfare very seriously.

“We have robust procedures in place to allow members of staff to come forward and confidentially raise any concerns they have so appropriate action can be taken.”

Earlier this week, Middleton claimed he had quit before Channel 4 said it would not be asking him to return.

The station insisted its concerns were not in relation to his on-screen persona.

A spokeswoman said: “Our decision not to renew Ant Middleton’s contract and not to work with him again was solely based on his personal conduct off camera.”

Addressing his claim that the programme had turned into more of a reality TV show, C4 added: “SAS: Who Dares Wins will continue to be as tough as it’s ever been.”

Meanwhile, ex-glamour model Katie Price — who quit the show after injuries — has backed Ant, despite the pair clashing on-screen.

Katie, 42, told The Sun: “I would do another show with him at the drop of a hat.”

A spokesman for Ant said: “Ant has worked on TV sets around the world for many years and has never at any point been accused of speaking inappropriately by anyone.

“He has only ever been informed of these allegations, which he wholeheartedly and emphatically rejects, via the media.

“If anyone felt that he did say anything verbally offensive we would have expected a formal process of review but no such discussion has ever taken place either via any of the networks he works for or via bodies such as Bectu.”

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