Sky today announces that former Royal Marines Commando Ant Middleton returns with Australian-born actor, Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect) for the second of his unique and action-packed interview specials, Ant Middleton & Rebel Wilson: Straight Talking. Airing in early 2021 on Sky One and NOW TV, Ant travels with Rebel to Mexico, leaving the normality of everyday life to allow honest conversation and self-discovery.
Ant Middleton (SAS: Who Dares Wins) and Rebel Wilson take on a journey of a lifetime across Mexico with only a 4×4, a backpack and each other’s company. Conversation will be candid and revealing as the pair bond on their trip, with Ant discussing a variety of subjects relating to Rebel’s public and private life. Rebel will get to open-up on the journey about experiencing press scrutiny; and likewise, gets to grill Ant on questions about his own background. The pair take on thrill-seeking ventures including buggy racing and deep-sea diving.
Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment at Sky comments:
“Ant’s finely honed skills in interrogation and strategic questioning along with his open and friendly nature will help him get to know the real Rebel Wilson, amidst the incredible backdrop of remote Mexico.”
Last year, Ant travelled to the Namibian desert with One Direction’s Liam Payne, where the pair were able to open-up about their respective experiences away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The show was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky and Phil Edgar Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment at Sky. Shirley Jones is the Commissioning Editor. For Potato, part of ITV Studios, Phil Mount and Michael Kelpie are the show’s Executive Producers and Craig Pickles is the Series Director.