Ant Middleton has revealed his mother died from cancer two days ago aged 62.
The SAS: Who Dares Wins star, 39, broke the heartbreaking news during an Instagram live with Mark Wright on Friday, where he shared that his beloved mother had only been diagnosed with cancer a few weeks ago.
The star was due to be filming in New Zealand but due to the coronavirus travel ban and subsequent lockdown, he was able to rush to his mother’s bedside and be with her when she died.
Tragic loss: Ant Middleton has revealed his mother died from cancer two days ago aged 62
He said: ‘My mother passed away two days ago of cancer and I was meant to be away filming in New Zealand I wasn’t due to be back until the 6th of April and due to this situation and negativity of my mum having cancer I had to come back and it allowed me to be by my mum’s side while she took her last breath.
‘So the magnitude of all this negativity, I’ve plucked positives from it.’
He continued: ‘I’m so glad I could be by my mum’s side when she took her last breath.
‘So when I talk about taking the positives from negatives you do have to dig deep to look for them but they are there, the positives are there.’
Mark responded: ‘I’m so sorry. Your mum was only 62 and she was only diagnosed a couple of weeks ago so it was quite sudden. The fact you can get the positives from that is sensational.’
Ant shares children Priseis, three, Oakley, 17, Shyla, 11, Gabriel, 10, and Bligh, two with wife Emma.
Brave: The SAS: Who Dares Wins star, 39, broke the heartbreaking news during an Instagram live with Mark Wright on Friday, where he shared that his beloved mother had only been diagnosed with cancer a few weeks ago (pictured January 2020)
Grieving: Mark shared his condolences with Ant as he broke the tragic news
Ant will next been seen on screen in the new series of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.
Katie Price, Anthea Turner and Joey Essex are among the stars taking part.
They will be put through their paces by Chief Instructor Ant and his team of Directing Staff (DS), Foxy, Billy, Ollie, and newcomer Jay.
Along with the trio, former Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton, dancer Brendan Cole, YouTuber and Hollyoaks actress Nikki Sanderson, will be heading to Scotland’s West Coast to find out if they’ve got what it takes to pass SAS selection.
Also facing the gruelling course will be former footballer John Fashanu, paralympian Lauren Steadman, Rudimental DJ Locksmith, Radio 1Xtra’s Yasmin Evans and former champion boxer Tony Bellew.
Devastating: The star was due to be filming in New Zealand but due to the coronavirus travel ban he was able to rush to his mother’s bedside and be with her when she died
Moreover, Jack Maynard – who was kicked off the 2017 series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! due to historical offensive tweets will also be competing.
The celebrity recruits will live together in a derelict farmstead on the remote island of Raasay as they tackle a series of brutal challenges and Ant warned the group are in for the ‘absolute shock of their lives’.
He said: ‘If these celebrities turn up with an ego, they won’t last 24 hours. There are no short cuts, there are no easy options.
‘They think they know what’s coming but trust me, they are going to get the absolute shock of their lives.’