Major SAS Australia sign to return as Chief Instructor Ant Middleton is spotted at Sydney Airport after teasing ‘guess who’s back’ on Twitter
Could SAS Australia return to the small screen?
Despite its disappointing ratings earlier this year, the grueling military-style reality show looks set for another season on Channel Seven, after chief instructor Ant Middleton was spotted at Sydney Airport on Monday .
The 41-year-old former British soldier had just arrived from Perth when he spotted a familiar paparazzo and gave him a knowing look.
Make a comeback: SAS Australia looks set for another season on Channel Seven, after chief instructor Ant Middleton was spotted at Sydney Airport on Monday
Ant sported a casual look as he walked through the Sydney Domestic Terminal.
At one point, he locked eyes with the photographer and waved his finger.
The sighting came just hours after Ant posted a cryptic tweet hinting at a possible return to Australian television.
Spotted: The 41-year-old former British soldier had just arrived from Perth when he spotted a familiar paparazzo and offered a knowing look
I’m looking at you: at one point he met the photographer’s eyes and waved his finger
‘Thanks Perth…Sydney, I’m coming babyyyy!’ he wrote, adding the hashtag #guesswhosback.
SAS Australia’s third season got off to a rough start in early 2022, especially compared to previous years.
The opening episode recorded 467,000 viewers from Metro. In contrast, the launch of the 2021 season attracted 647,000 viewers.
‘Guess who’s back’: The sighting came just hours after Ant posted a cryptic tweet hinting at a possible return to Australian TV
The premiere of the first season scored almost double that of the third season, reaching 834,000 viewers in the five major cities.
But despite falling ratings, SAS Australia is up for a Logie Award for most popular reality program this year.
He faces The Block (Nine), Celebrity Apprentice (Nine), I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! (Channel 10), MAFS (Nine) and MasterChef (Channel 10).
The winners of this year’s SAS Australia season were NRL star Darius Boyd, NRLW player Millie Boyle and motorsport presenter Riana Crehan.