Mike Tindall sparks ‘nervousness in the Palace’ over habit to ‘talk about in-laws’


The former England rugby player has sparked concern that he could “embarrass” members of the Royal Family while appearing on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

“He’s a member of the family, he’s married into it so I supposed in that sense he’s the same as all the others that married into the family.

“He’s got his own life to lead and I don’t think he would have needed to ask permission to go on the show and of course, he’s a personality in his own right.

“I think there will be a little bit of nervousness at the palace. I think they will be keeping an eye on what he says and does in case it does have a reputational impact on the monarchy.

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Mike Tindall has sparked concern that he could “embarrass” members of the Royal Family (Image: ITV/GETTY)

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Mike Tindall has a “habit of talking about his in-laws” (Image: Getty)

“He does have a habit of talking about his in-laws and the other members of the Royal Family.

“He very rarely says anything controversial, he’s always pretty complimentary about them but there will be nervousness in case he says something that embarrasses the King or one of the members of the family.”

Mr Tindall is part of a 10-strong line-up that also includes pop star Boy George, former Love Island contestant Olivia Attwood, radio DJ Chris Moyles and Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner.

The ITV show is returning to its original location in the Australian jungle after the past two series were filmed at Gwrych Castle in North Wales due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Tindall, who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, said: “First and foremost, I will miss my family. I will miss my bed too and a nice breakfast.”

He married the Princess Royal’s daughter in 2011 and the couple have three children, Mia, Lena and Lucas Tindall.

The sportsman also said he was inspired to join the show by his friend and former I’m A Celebrity contestant, James Haskell.

He said: “It is sinking in now that I am taking part.

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Mr Tindall is part of a 10-strong line-up (Image: Getty)

“The timing was right this year and Hask (James) did the show and he had been talking about it.”

He also joked he would have no problem handling the show’s notorious eating trials because they offered a chance to absorb “protein”.

He added: “I am eight years out of the game now so I am a bit more realistic about food, but I know James said the lack of food can sometimes be hard.”


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