As the former rugby international player prepares for the bushtucker trials and life in the ITV programme jungle, aides claim that he is not a working royal. Any celebrity’s family that participates in a reality television programme could anticipate being consulted beforehand.
They might watch with some apprehension as well, worried that shrewd producers might put pressure on them to expose family secrets.
It is unknown if the Princess Royal or other senior royals will watch the upcoming season of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! with the same reservations.
On Monday night, Buckingham Palace did not dispute the fact that Mike Tindall had consulted a professional before venturing into the Australian wilderness.
The former England rugby player, who is married to Zara, the King’s niece, refused to be drawn on whether he had requested permission to participate or whether certain issues were off-limits. He is not a working member of the Royal family, a spokeswoman merely noted.
Cast Of “I’m A Celebrity” Series
Owen Warner, Olivia Attwood, Charlene White, Boy George, Chantelle Douglas, Sue Cleaver, Chris Moyles, Babatunde Aleshe, and Jill Scott are some of Mike Tindall’s celebrity friends.
The 44-year-old Mr. Tindall described himself as “an open book” when he announced his participation in the prime-time programme, which premieres on November 6.
Being the first member of the Royal family to participate, he has asserted that he is more than capable of enduring the infamous bushtucker challenges, which have previously featured eating sheep testicles and bugs.
The father of three claimed he was aware that his rugby teammates would choose him for the tasks in an effort to “stitch him up.” As a “morning motivator” and an upbeat individual who “would want to see everyone get along well,” he characterised himself.
If the group dynamics are handled properly, he said, participants should leave with wonderful friendships and hilarious memories.
When ITV asked Mr. Tindall what he would miss most, he responded, “First and foremost, he will miss his family. He will also miss having a wonderful breakfast and his bed.
More Difficult Than International Rugby
He said that it would be a tougher show than any rugby international. When it gets tough, you know what it looks like in a rugby match because you know what to expect.
“You can’t truly plan for something like this since you can’t predict where it will lead you. You absolutely must possess the capacity to roll with the punches.