Ant joined the Royal Engineers in 1997 at the age of 16. He left in 2002 and joined the Royal Marines.

He passed selection at the first attempt in 2008 and served with the SBS (Special Boat Service) until 2012. He now works in the mining and security sector in Africa.

He also does a lot of charity work throughout Africa, providing clear water, drilling and structuring wells for villages and communities that have serious water droughts.