ANT Middleton has warned people to "calm the f**k down" as the coronavirus pandemic tightens its grip on Britain.
SAS: Who Dares Wins star Ant, 39, has said he is "not affected" by COVID-19 and that the killer bug "doesn't bother" him.
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The dad-of-five, who is a former sniper for the Special Boat Service, insisted in a lengthy Instagram post that he is "sensitive" to the situation but that he is treating it with "common sense".
Ant said: "Calm the f**k down people!
'Covid-19 doesn’t bother me. Why?!? Because I’m strong and able like the majority of us and it has no benefit or positive impact on my life.
"If you are vulnerable to Covid-19 then the ‘expert advice’ is yours to take onboard, listen to it! Because it doesn’t effect me, it is merely ‘advice’! [sic]."
In an accompanying video, he went on: "A lot of people keep saying, 'Ant listen to the experts!' I have listened to the experts.
"The experts of Covid-19 say if you are vulnerable, self isolate and protect yourselves.
"If you are not vulnerable, then be sensitive to the situation and to the vulnerable, which I am being."
He added: "If you 're fit and healthy and able, then get out there. Don't lock yourself away, don't bulk buy, don't bloody run for the hills.
"There's nothing wrong with you, Covid-19 isn't going to do anything to you.
"Why are you buying up all the supplies, the pasta, all the toilet roll, all the milk? Our children need that. Our elderly need that.
"It's absolutely manic. Stay calm and take on my expert advice on living your life. Stay positive, stay switched on, let's look after each other.
"Keep your mind stimulated, keep the economy going and let's get through this together. It will pass very soon."
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Ant is best known for hosting the Channel 4 series SAS: Who Dares Wins and its celebrity sister version.
In 2018, he climbed Everest for his show Extreme Everest With Ant Middleton and has since revealed he thought he was going to die during the expedition.
Ant joined the army at 17 and later spent four years serving as a point man and sniper for the SBS.
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