Royal Family step back from Mike Tindall talk as ex-rugby player prepares for Im A Celeb

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Mike Tindall headed Down Under last week as he prepares to appear on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity on November 6.

Tindall also suggested he could establish “great friendships” during his time in Australia.

The ex-England rugby player, who played in Sir Clive Woodward’s World Cup-winning side in Australia in 2003, added: “If you get the group dynamics right, you should be coming out with some great friendships and some cracking memories.”

However, a report has claimed the Royal Family has been “tight-lipped” on Mr Tindall’s appearance.

Royal Family 'tight-lipped' as Mike Tindall prepares for I'm A Celebrity appearance

Royal Family ‘tight-lipped’ as Mike Tindall prepares for I’m A Celebrity appearance (Image: ITV)

Mike Tindall headed Down Under last week as he prepares to appear on ITV's I'm A Celebrity on November 6.

Mike Tindall headed Down Under last week as he prepares to appear on I’m A Celeb on November 6. (Image: Getty)

The Telegraph revealed Buckingham Palace did not deny that Mr Tinall sought advice before entering the jungle.

But aides in the Firm refused to be drawn on whether he had sought permission to take part or whether specific topics were off limits.

According to the broadsheet, a spokesman simply pointed out that Mr Tindall is not a working member of the Royal Family.

Mr Tindall, who tied the knot with King Charles’ eldest niece Zara in 2011, also indicated his friends might vote for him to take part in challenges in order to “stitch him up”.

Mike Tindall in action for England against Italy.

Mike Tindall in action for England against Italy. (Image: Getty)

Mr Tindall’s former teammate and co-host of The Good The Bad & The Rugby podcast James Haskell took part in I’m A Celeb back in 2019.

His pal’s appearance on the ITV reality show seemed to have an impact on Tindall’s decision.

The ex-Bath and Gloucester centre 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.”

Mr Tindall will be joined Down Under by; Boy George, Charlene White, Owen Warner, Scarlette Douglas, Chris Moyles, Jill Scott, Babatunde Aleshe, Olivia Attwood and Sue Cleaver.

Mike Tindall tied the knot with King Charles' eldest niece Zara in 2011

Mike Tindall tied the knot with King Charles’ eldest niece Zara in 2011 (Image: Getty)

Mr Tindall's pal James Haskell took part in I'm A Celeb back in 2019.

Mr Tindall’s pal James Haskell took part in I’m A Celeb back in 2019. (Image: Getty)

Ms Scott, who like Mr Tindall claimed silverware for England when the Lionesses won the Women’s European Championship in July, promised to keep it clean in the jungle.

The ex-Sunderland and Manchester City midfielder said: “I have never had an interview where they haven’t mentioned that.

“I am not proud of that swearing and I don’t usually swear so I’d like to think that wouldn’t happen again.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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