When quizzed on whether diversity creates a better team, Ollie responded: “No, great individuals with good team ethics do. You either can do your job or you can’t do your job.
“The more we drive this agenda — and drive diversity over functionality — it’s just going to create more friction between people within a team, rather than just allowing a team to do what it does.”
He added: “We, in the Special Forces, have worked all over the world with different nationalities. Their qualities and skills go far beyond their skin colour.”
Ollie, who lives with fiancée Laura and her son William, didn’t expect his role on the show to end and added space in his diary for the upcoming sixth civilian series.
He will now be focusing on his businesses, Break-Point, afloat after the coronavirus pandemic alongside his business partner and former TV colleague Foxy.