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I’m A Celeb’s Mike Tindall defended by Nick Knowles over Royal disapproval ‘Talking tripe’
DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles, 60, took to Twitter yesterday to speak out in defence of Mike Tindall, 44, after the rugby star has become the subject of speculation due to his stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! His comments come after reports claimed Mike is being investigated for potentially breaching the show's strict Covid-19 rules.Nick, who finished in sixth place in the 2018 series of I’m A Celeb, is a patron of the same charity as Mike.The star made it clear that the sportsman had his full support, and also encouraged his fans to back Mike, who is married to King Charles’ eldest niece, Zara Phillips, 41.Two days ago, he asked his 172,000 followers to vote for Mike amid ongoing speculation about the former rugby union player, after meeting while supporting Rugby For Heroes.The DIY SOS star wrote: "I’d really appreciate everyone who kindly supported me on ⁦ @imacelebrity to get behind ⁦ @miketindall13. “He is a patron with me of a veterans charity and helps many others. “He’s a top bloke and a really down to earth type,” he added firmly. “I can only say this as he’s away and can’t read it!" Nick quipped. Nick’s comments come as reports have surfaced about a probe into Mike’s behaviour on set, as the star apparently may have breached the show's strict Covid-19 rules.The star was photographed playing and joking around with a crew member, pretending to throw her off the pier in between shooting scenes for the ITV show.While the act seemed harmless enough, it has also been claimed that the I’m A Celeb cast and crew were told to remain at least two metres apart at all times while filming.Following his last tweet, Nick came out in support of Mike once again yesterday after one outlet claimed Prince William and
Mike Tindall under scrutiny for rule break over close contact with I'm A Celeb crew member
Mike Tindall, 44, was pictured getting to grips with a mask-wearing female crew member, as he tackled her and pretended to throw her from a pontoon.The former rugby ace - who is now part of the extended royal family after marrying the Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips - was said to have sailed close to the wind over Covid regulations by getting too close to the assistant producer.Fans were open-mouthed when they saw the footage of him placing his arms around the young woman's waist, although ITV has now stated that it is satisfied that their contact was risk-free.According to a code of conduct, designed to protect against the spread of Covid, contact between cast and crew members is considered a no-no.A source told the Daily Mail: "All crew are told to stay two metres apart from cast members, which is a Covid regulation.Sound and security, who do tests, are the only people that can come into contact with the celebrities."Crew are also asked to wear face coverings to prevent a Covid outbreak on set, which would completely ruin the show."Mike having physical contact with the assistant producer was a rule break and he shouldn't have approached her."The source went on to add that the woman was "taken completely by surprise" at the sudden and unauthorised contact.Mike and the others had been mingling on Australia's Gold Coast ahead of entering the jungle, and the rugby legend is said to have been full of energy and in need of stimulation after completing a necessary quarantine period before joining the show.While he awaited his first trial, he ran up behind the crew member and pretended he was about to push her over the edge into the sea.However, he had just completed a week in isolation at the time of the shenanigans,
Mike Tindall to be 'open book' on I'm A Celebrity 2022 despite 'King Charles' disapproval'
Mike Tindall, who is the son-in-law of Princess Anne, has described himself as an "open book" ahead of entering the jungle this weekend.The 44-year-old, married to Zara Phillips, is the first royal to take part on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.Last week, a source told the Daily Mail that the monarch wouldn't have approved of him signing up for the show.Despite this, Mike has said he is an "open book", seemingly implying that he isn't afraid to share his stories. His words came after he was asked what the biggest misconception he wanted to dispel in the jungle was, to which he also replied: "Nothing."Mike went on to say he is a "positive person" and a "morning motivator" who wants to see "everyone get on well" in camp.Karren Brady fears for royals 'shivering' over Prince Harry's bookThe former sportsman is also not afraid to take part in the trials, but refused to mention his phobias.Mike said he has been warned about the lack of food in camp by his former rugby co-star James Haskell.The rugby star, married to Chloe Madeley, took part on the show back in 2019 and said his body "shut down" due to the significant change in his diet.Mike 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."But at least with the eating trials, you get food in you!"It might not taste very nice but at least it is serving a purpose and giving you a protein intake.