ANT Middleton did not let being in hotel quarantine stop him from working out as he moves on after getting the axe from Channel 4.
The former soldier was dumped by Channel 4 from the UK version of SAS: Who Dares Wins after it said it would not be working again with the 40-year-old after clashes over his “personal conduct”.
Sharing a video and photos from hotel quarantine, the presenter explained the workout that had got him into such sweat.
“That’s my workout done, burning off the Easter bunny,” he told his 1.1million Instagram follows.
A sweaty Ant explained he did 50 burpees followed by a minute rest, then another 50 burpees and then two minutes rest before the final burst of 50.
“It sounds short and sharp, but it can take a while if you do it properly,” he explained.
The Instagram post also included a topless Ant showing off his chest tattoos as he tried to get a breath in after his extreme workout.
He also pined for a glam pool party happening on a rooftop opposite his hotel room window.
Ant captioned the post: “A lot harder than it sounds! The ‘Burpee’ has to be one of my all time favourite exercises.
“It’s a great all rounder and covers a variety of training purposes such as, CV, Core, Explosive, CO-ordination… but the most important is that it creates an awesome pump should you ever find yourself in the close proximity of a pool party. You can never really be too sure of when a pool party might just find you so always be prepared with the ‘Burpee’!😆“
The ex Special Forces man is on the promo trail in Australia ahead of the new series of the military-themed show Down Under.
Last month, Ant reunited with his SAS: Who Dares Wins cast members as they quarantined in Sydney.
The star was seen arriving with Jason Fox, Matthew Ollerton and Mark Billingham
Speaking about his exit from the Channel 4 show on the Kyle and Jackie O Show, he said: “I’m too hot to handle for the UK.”
He continued: “With the UK version, once that final string pinged from my grasp and it was being controlled by health and safety, and it’s being controlled by the production, then yeah we butted heads a bit and we parted ways a bit sourly.
“But listen, it’s all good. It is what it is.”
The show is a completely separate entity Down Under, and Ant had no hesitation about returning.
He said: “Channel Seven straight away were like, ‘We really hope you’re coming back to Australia,’ and I said, ‘Of course I am. Listen, I built this show’. “
Ant has claimed his split with Channel 4 came because TV bosses had turned the intensive survival series into a “reality show”.
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He told The Sun: “I have decided to walk away from it, it is clear Channel 4 and I have fallen out over it and that is regretful. I have butted heads with some of the team but ultimately it is out of a passion for what I wanted to do and that’s make the best show possible.”
The channel insisted its concerns were not in relation to his on-screen persona.
A spokesperson 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.”