SAS star Ant Middleton recalls low of smashing daughter's piggy bank to buy milk

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17:   Ant Middleton attends the European Premiere of "Frozen 2" at the BFI Southbank on November 17, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)

SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant Middleton has recalled his lowest moment in his life – taking money from his daughter's piggy bank in order to buy food.

The 40-year-old former British soldier and father-of-five, who served four months in prison in 2013, said that when he was released he was so impoverished he could not afford milk for his family.

Middleton told Eddie Hearn's No Passion, No Point podcast: "I remember when I got out of prison, I remember opening the fridge and literally having no milk for the kids and I had to get my daughter's penny jar and smash it open and get all the 20 pences and all the 50 pences.

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"I had to literally accumulate all those to get two pints of milk until I waited for my next pay cheque and I remember thinking, 'We can't live like this, I've got so much to give.'

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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales shares a joke with Ant Middleton during the opening of the Prince's Trust new South London Centre on December 17, 2019 in London, England. The centre will provide a secure, accessible space for young people seeking support, training, employment and a safe environment to socialise with friends. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Mark Wright and Ant Middleton attend the Matalan suit fitting for Soccer Aid at Chelsea Harbour Hotel on June 13, 2019 in London, England. Matalan is the official outfitters and one of the official sponsors for Soccer Aid x Unicef 2019. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for Matalan)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/05/04: TV Presenter Ant Middleton attends as Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg hosts a VIP party to celebrate the new U.K outlet of his burger restaurant in London's Covent Garden. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Ant Middleton poses in the Winners Room during the National Television Awards held at The O2 Arena on January 22, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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Model and TV personality Vogue Williams takes on the Royal Marines physical fitness test accompanied by special forces veteran Ant Middleton at the Crystal Palace Athletics Track in south London in support of SSAFA, the armed forces charity, which is celebrating 100 years of women in the military. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
Model and TV personality Vogue Williams takes on the Royal Marines physical fitness test accompanied by special forces veteran Ant Middleton at the Crystal Palace Athletics Track in south London in support of SSAFA, the armed forces charity, which is celebrating 100 years of women in the military. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Ant Middleton (L) attends the global premiere of "Transformers: The Last Knight" at Cineworld Leicester Square on June 18, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
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PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 20: In this handout image supplied by Formula E, Ant Middleton on the grid in the FIA Formula E Paris ePrix during the Paris ePrix, sixth round of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Series on May 20, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jaguar Racing via Getty Images)
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Rangers player Jamie Murphy (left) helps hand over charity cheque to Armed Forces with help of SAS star Ant Middleton (right) to Naval Commander John Livesey (centre) during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow.
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Model and TV personality Vogue Williams takes on the Royal Marines physical fitness test accompanied by special forces veteran Ant Middleton at the Crystal Palace Athletics Track in south London in support of SSAFA, the armed forces charity, which is celebrating 100 years of women in the military.
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"I was a special forces operator, I know I've got a resilient and robust mindset and unique way of thinking so this can never happen again.

"And then I went from that to writing my first book, more TV shows, more books, doing UK tours."

He added: "I've had no money and now I have money and I know which side I'd rather be."

Middleton served four years of a 14-month sentence for unlawful wounding and common assault on two police officers outside a nightclub in Essex.

He said being convicted after the altercation was a relief.

Middleton said: "I can just remember as soon as that hammer went down, I remember this weight being lifted off my shoulders because I knew what I needed to do – I've got to do 14 months.

"The worst moment is not being able to own a situation, I didn't know if I was going to get one year, two years, five years. When you are in control you can take ownership."

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The TV star met wife Emilie in 2004 and they married in 2006 when he was still serving in the British army.

They have four children together: daughters Shyla, 13, and Priseis, 5, and sons Gabriel, 11, and Bligh, 4.

Middleton also has a son from a previous relationship.

He joined the army at the age of 17 in 1998 and served for 14 years. He is now known for interrogating celebrities in Channel 4 reality show CelebritySAS: Who Dares Wins.

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