I’m Celebrity star Mike Tindall has been busy making new friends in the jungle, but find out who his closest friends are here…
mike tindall has formed a unbreakable bond with fellow I’m A Celebrity campers in recent weeks as they continue to entertain viewers at home with their jungle life antics.
And with the final just around the corner, who will be waiting to greet the professional rugby player after he leaves? Find out all about his close friends here…
The ex-rugby The stars used to play together for England and have a long history of friendship. Along with Alex Payne, they have a podcast together called The good, the bad and rugby. Mike even turned to James, who starred in the 2019 series I’m A Celebrity, for advice before appearing on the ITV show.
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Talking about Mike recently on good morning great britain, James said: “Mike is very capable, and he’s a very easy-going guy. He doesn’t suffer from bullshit, but he’s a lot more laid-back than I am.” Asked if Mike “will care what he says”, James replied: “Yeah, I think so, you always do. But Mike is a pretty reserved guy anyway. He is part of one of the best and most famous families in the world.”
Mike and Alex’s love of rugby brought the boys together on their hugely popular podcast, which debuted at #1 on the Apple charts before dropping its first episode. They launched the podcast in 2020 and now have an impressive three million listeners and over 20 million viewers online. Alex recently spoke about Mike’s reasons for saying yes to i’m a celebrity.
He said Sun: “It’s not like he’s sitting there on a pile of money. He’s a guy who’s in the public eye and that’s where he makes his money. Mike’s main source of income is public speaking, and he goes out and does dinner parties. It’s on the sports circuit, but it’s worth remembering that in the last two years there hasn’t been nearly a day’s work for people in that type of industry, entertainment and hospitality.”
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prince william could be related to Mike by marriage thanks to his cousin zara. But over the years, the pair have been seen hanging out together, be it at a rugby match, family events, or polo matches. sports star previously shared details of your link, saying that the future king is a pro when it comes to sprinting. “Willy is fast. I’ve run with him, he’s fast, he has very fast leg speed,” he said. Mike also commented on Princess Kate’s running ability, explaining, “He loves to run, he can run all day. Motor!”
These unlikely friends regularly hang out at each other’s houses with their families. During a recent chat with HELLO!, the Boyzone star confessed that he has been there for Mike every night when he sits down to watch the show at home. The musician said: “He is the most decent, honest and good human being. He will always be there for the underdog, he is a hero, he is a great guy, we love him, he is the favorite in this house to win.”
Ronan also revealed that he was chatting with the doting dad just hours before entering the competition, saying: “I spoke to Mike the day before he entered when he was in Sydney. He was in great shape and he was very excited.”
Rugby star Iain was best man at Mike’s wedding to Zara in 2011. “He’s had a huge impact on the English game,” the former Leeds midfielder said of Mike when he retired from rugby. “Everyone talks about him blowing players away, but he was fantastic on defense and had a great kicking game. He was a guy that if you had to pick someone on your team, he’d be there.” He added: “‘I can’t think of many players who would put his body on the line like he did. He’s had an outstanding career.’
The former English rugby union footballer was Mike’s best man at the royal wedding in 2011. “I am very proud to be best man, it will be my honor to park all the flash cars for him,” he told him. to the Gloucestershire newspaper The Citizen at the time. “Balsh has great stories about Tins, and everyone is eager to hear them. He’s a great public speaker.”
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