#300: The Untold Story of British Adventurer Ant Middleton


It’s the 300th episode of “Unscripted With Spencer Lodge” and I’m thrilled to have British adventurer Ant Middleton joining me in the studio for a very special recording. Renowned for his extreme adventures and mental resilience, Ant is someone I’ve wanted to have on the show for a very long time! From joining the UK’s elite forces at 16 to becoming the chief instructor on ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins,’ his story is nothing short of extraordinary. He starred in hit shows like ‘Mutiny,’ and ‘Extreme Everest’ and conquered K2 in 2022. As an accomplished author, Ant has sold over 2.3 million copies of his books worldwide, including ‘First Man In’ and ‘The Fear Bubble,’ motivating millions. In this episode, we delve into Ant’s passion for adventure, and his relentless commitment to overcoming life’s obstacles. He shares his experience of joining the army and his absolute dedication to the most important thing in his life: his beautiful family with four kids. So, get ready to be inspired by someone who inspires millions – tune in now!

Show Notes

0:07:06 The values Ant has instilled in his kids

0:09:19 Ant’s ethos on fatherhood 

0:11:45 Moving to France with his mom and stepdad

0:26:34 Ant’s experience of joining the army

0:32:51 Being exposed to battle for the first time

0:38:53 How Ant became famous

0:42:20 Context behind the show ‘SAS: Who Dares Wins’

0:48:20 Lessons and experiences from the show 

0:49:52 How Ant has impacted people’s lives for the better

0:55:46 Rishi Sunak’s national service plan

1:03:43 The root cause of the vicious work cycle

1:07:53 What motivates Ant

1:17:20 The people that inspires Ant

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