Ant Middleton planning a children’s version of hit Channel 4 show SAS: Who Dares Wins

HE faced a backlash for saying boys should not cry but Ant Middleton will be teaching kids to toughen up – the hard way.

I can reveal the former Special Forces soldier is in talks to launch a children’s version of hit Channel 4 show SAS: Who Dares Wins and hopes it will help youngsters being brought up by Millennials learn some resilience.

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Ant Middleton is in talks to launch a children’s version of hit Channel 4 show SAS: Who Dares Wins and hopes it will help youngsters being brought up by Millennials learn some resilience[/caption]

In an exclusive interview, Ant said: “I’d absolutely do a kids version of SAS. We’ve been talking about it. It’s all about mindset so it would be getting the kids to get strong mentally and physically.”

The show usually involves gruelling challenges including a free-falling abseil into a ravine, being starved for 48 hours and an intense interrogation task — which could spell a lot of tears in a children’s version.

It comes after Ant told mum blogger Giovanna Fletcher he is training his nine-year-old son Gabriel to control his emotions.

He said: “I say to him, ‘Son, come on, you’re a little man now. Have a stiffer upper lip’. If he was to fall over and hurt his knee and look up at me, I avoid eye contact.”

The telly tough guy’s plans for another SAS: Who Dares Win spin-off follows the success of this year’s celebrity version for Stand Up To Cancer, starring Ben Foden and Andrea McLean.

Meanwhile, the TV star is currently running his Mind Over Muscle day camps and hopes they will help beef up Millennials’ mental stamina. But I bet they will still have more tantrums than the kids.

Andrea McLean is taking part in Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins for SU2C
Ant’s plans for another SAS: Who Dares Win spin-off follows the success of this year’s celebrity version for Stand Up To Cancer, with stars including Andrea McLean
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8 Days: To The Moon And Back, sees actors re-enact the lunar ­mission, miming the words of Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins as they took their epic voyage[/caption]

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X Factor winner Leona Lewis will return to face other former champs in the contest’s All Stars version, says Louis Walsh[/caption]

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