James Haskell forced to defend Mike Tindall after controversial I’m A Celeb story

James Haskell has been forced to defend Mike Tindall after the England legend revealed he ripped his trousers in front of his mother-in-law, Princess Anne.

He told Seann and Babatunde during the show: “Zara had a bit of like a 30th birthday. It was a disco – 70s themed one. “I was dancing on the dancefloor – I had flares on, like full outfit, but it was quite tight. Nothing ever fits like a rugby player bum and legs or whatever.



“So I was dancing with my mother-in-law and… um.. I did a sl**drop in front of my mother-in-law.”

Recalling the embarrassing moment, Mike said: “I ripped my trousers straight in front of her, and it happened to be my boxers at the time said ‘nibble my nuts’. And as I turned around, she’s gone, ‘I’d rather not’.

During his time in the jungle, Tindall has also displayed ‘absolute distaste’ for fellow I’m A Celebrity campmate Matt Hancock.

Tensions between the disgraced politician, whose appearance has caused widespread backlash, and the former rugby player have been intense since day one.

“When the opened his mouth when he was asked why did he come here, all I heard was bulls***, bulls***,” bulls***,” Mike said when Hancock tried to explain his reasons entered the jungle.

He went onto brand all politicians ‘f*****s’ to campmates.

This came after the disgraced politician sparked outrage across the nation when it was revealed that he had been having a secret affair with a close aide while coronavirus social distancing guidelines were in place.

Prior to taking on Hancock in a challenge he joked: “If I went home and I’d lost to Matt Hancock, I’d be in so much s***.”

The two also had a tense exchange last night with Tindall saying: “Our leader, you need to have a word with your deputy.”

Alex Payne, who co-hosts The Good, The Bad, and The Rugby podcast with Mike and former England flanker James Haskell has claimed that Mike is getting “bored” in the Australian jungle.

Alex said: “It’s been very odd for us watching him in there [the jungle] knowing him as well as we do, and just sort of seeing the motions. I think this week he’s struggling a little bit with it and he’s been getting quite bored with it all, because it’s become the Matt Hancock Show.”

The former athlete later confronted Hancock after he didn’t clean the sink after shaving and said: ‘So much of a trial that you couldn’t do it.’

A quivering Hancock said to Sue: ‘I apologise. I won’t do it again in the future. I’m sorry that you had to do that [mimed tipping water].’

Later, Mike added in Bush Telegraph: ‘If it was that easy, why didn’t you bl***y do it?’

Mike Tindall Facts:

  1. Tindall is married to Zara Phillips, the daughter of Anne, Princess Royal, and the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
  2. He is regarded as one of the best players to never wear the Lions jersey, However, he did play against them as part of a Barbarians XV in 2013.
  3. Tindall, whose nose was famously broken at least eight times during his rugby career, underwent a surgery in 2018 which fixed the fractures.
  4. Mike’s sometimes nickname is “The Fridge” due to his sizeable 6ft 2inch bulk.
  5. Every year since 2013, Mike has hosted an event called ISPS HANDA Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic, where several celebrities come together to raise money and awareness for disability groups and in aid of curing Parkinson’s disease

Rugby’s richest players, including Mike Tindall’s eye-watering net worth

Rugby has never been the highest paying sport, but a number of players have still gone on to make millions!

Net worths of the richest Rugby Players have been calculated and taken from https://www.celebritynetworth.com/

THE FIVE RICHEST RUGBY PLAYERS

5. Sonny Bill Williams (New Zealand) – £11.6m

Despite his early exit from Toronto, the two-time Rugby World Cup winner still finds himself on the list. Starring in multiple sports; rugby league, rugby union and boxing, Williams has been in demand and has made good money down the years from numerous huge contracts.

Sonny Bill Facts:

  1. His actual full name is Sonny William Williams
  2. Williams’s younger sister, Niall, is a New Zealand former international touch football captain and current New Zealand rugby sevens player
  3. He was only the second person to represent New Zealand in rugby union after first playing for the country in rugby league
  4. Williams is one of only 21 players to have won the Rugby World Cup twice
  5. He onverted to Islam in 2009, while in France playing for Toulon

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