Ant Middleton says he 'failed as a father' by prioritising military over family

SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton is worried he failed as a father when he prioritised the military over his family.

The 38-year-old is married to Emilie Middleton and shares five children with his wifey: Priseïs, three, Shyla, 11, Oakley, 17, Gabriel, 10, and Bligh, two.

But despite coming across as a family guy on his socials, it appears the proud dad believes he has let his bambinos down when putting his regiment first.

Chatting to Rachel Botsman, on her brand new podcast Trust Issues, the star opened up on his concerns surrounding parenthood.

‘My fears are sort of failing as a father, or of you know, failing as a husband,’ he confessed.




‘Don’t get me wrong, you know we all make mistakes along the way and whether that’s as a husband or as a father.

‘But you know ultimately, my children turning to me and saying…you’re not my dad or you know something like that, that’s really what scares me.’

The former soldier continued: ‘And I only say that really because I have failed as a father and I have failed as a husband when I was in the military.

‘Because, especially in the special forces, I prioritised the military, everything was military, military, military.

‘As soon as a call came up…”Yep I’m going on that” and almost you think you’ll prioritise your wife and children but you don’t.’

He admitted: ‘It’s not until I left that I got my priorities straight and you know when things started to happen around me and I looked around me and my wife and children were there every single time.

‘I realised, “Wow how wrong did I get it?”‘

As well as putting his family first, the star is also making sure nothing takes the focus away from his career as he recently revealed he’s not interested in appearing on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here.

Chatting with, the military man said: ‘I’ve got nothing against [reality TV]. I’m in that media world.

‘That’s what makes the world go round, everyone’s different. But I can’t see myself stepping into that. My goals are different.’

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