Ant Middleton confessed “life can be brutal” in a mysterious post after he was axed.
Channel 4 said the ex-Special Forces soldier was sacked over off-screen conduct after Ant, 40, admitted he made inappropriate comments but claimed that it was purely “military banter” in an explosive interview.
The Mirror told how female members of SAS: Who Dares Win crew said he had made “inappropriate comments” towards them in an end of year review where they could speak anonymously.
His spokesperson vehemently denied the allegations and insisted the star was “always disciplined and utterly professional”.
Now Ant added fuel to the fire with his enigmatic post on Instagram.
The military expert insisted he was a “good person” in a cryptic post as well as admitting “life can be brutal and extremely challenging”.
Ant wrote: “I always (and continue to) stress the importance of ‘being honest with yourself & knowing who you are’!
“The reason why this is so important is because when life throws obstacles at you, you can always navigate through them and move forward safe in the knowledge that above all you are a good person (ignore if evil).
“Life can be brutal & extremely challenging but always remember that YOU hold the skeleton key to staying one step ahead by using your most unique and fascinating tool in the box…
“Your Mind! Stay positive, know yourself, stay resilience, stay true & keep learning #zeronegativity.”
After five years on the show, Ant was sensationally dropped from Channel 4.
Last week, the broadcaster confirmed the reason it was no longer working with Ant was solely based on his personal conduct off-camera.
A Channel 4 spokesman told The Mirror: “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 and is not related to his on-screen persona as a DS.
“SAS: Who Dares Wins will continue to be as tough as it’s ever been.”
Ant had accused Channel 4 of wanting to “protect their brand” in an interview on Good Morning Britain.
He said: “I wanted to part in a healthy way and in a positive way. And they knew that I was going.
“And all of a sudden they dropped this bomb… (that) I’ve been axed. And ultimately what they’re doing is they’re protecting their brand.”
Ant previously caused outrage when he branded Black Lives Matter protesters “absolute scum” and threw doubt over coronavirus.