Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins star Calum Best takes a swipe at Ant Middleton’s exit | The Sun

CALUM Best took a subtle swipe at Ant Middleton's exit from SAS Who Dares Wins as he made his debut on the celebrity version.

The 41-year-old is one of the famous faces taking part in this year's Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins and fans are thrilled to have him back on their screens.

But someone who viewers are missing is former star Ant Middleton who was sacked in 2021 .

Taking to Twitter over the weekend Piers Morgan's son Spencer shared a snap of Calum on the show and wrote: "Let's go @calumbest. Just a shame no @antmiddleton."

One follower replied: "Just more [tick emoji] [box emoji] b******."

While Ant, 41, replied with a string of applause emojis, Calum also made it clear who's side he's on responding with a laughing and a handshake emoji.

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Ant was axed from the show after a series of high profile gaffes, which included a tweet about the Black Lives Matter movement.

There was a social media backlash in June 2020 after Ant posted a video of violence at anti-racism protests in London.

He tweeted: “The extreme left against the extreme right.

"BLM and EDL are not welcome on our streets, absolute scum.

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"What a great example you are to your future generation. Bravo."

The same month, Channel 4 set out a "new and clear commitment" to being an anti-racist organisation and said Ant's tweet “in no way represent the views of Channel 4”.

He was informed of the decision by Channel 4 to let him go on March 1, 2021.

A spokesperson for the channel said: "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.”

Ant still holds the role of chief instructor on SAS Australia and speaking about his decision to move to Down Under, he told The James Smith podcast: “I’ve got a great connection with Australia. My wife also loves Australia.

“She did a gap year out here when she was young. She’s always said, ‘Let’s move to Australia’, So when SAS Australia came up, I was like, ‘Let’s see the layout, let’s see how it goes’.

“We’ve sort of made a decision to move out here next year.”

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