I’M A Celebrity’s Mike Tindall may get into trouble when he gets home, after dishing the dirt on his “boozy” wife Zara.
The former rugby ace, 44, is married to Princess Anne’s daughter, after they met in Sydney, Australia during the 2003 Rugby World Cup.
But now Mike has revealed some fun details about his first date with the Queen’s granddaughter.
Speaking inside main camp, Mike told Babatúndé and Owen about their first encounter, and said: “I was at the World Cup, she was out watching.
“I got dropped from the semi-final. I was p****d off and so I went for a beer with another guy who got dropped and a guy who was over [in Sydney]. They’d met her before and they introduced us and then got chatting.”
Owen replied: “So if you never got dropped you never would have met her?”
Mike said: “Best decision of Clive Woodward’s life.”
Owen added: “Thank god he dropped you.”
Speaking about his first date, Mike added: “First actual date, just went out for lunch locally.
“And ended up being quite a boozy one. Then we figured out that we both quite like getting smashed. It was a good start.”
Meanwhile, before heading into the jungle, Mike revealed he did have discussions with the Royal Family before joining I’m A Celebrity jungle.
Speaking to the press before heading into the jungle, the rugby ace said: “We did, well, I had a few conversations, but they’re between me and them.”
It comes as Mike also revealed he fears he will infuriate the I’m A Celebrity campmates with his noisy eating habits – a trait his wife Zara despises.
The ex-England rugby captain said the Royal had warned him to watch his unrefined manners while in camp.
He said: “Zara’s biggest worry is how loud I am when I eat.
“She will be very happy if someone comments about how loud I breathe when I eat because it’s always a point that she brings up.
“But when your nose has been mangled as much as mine has – it is just a byproduct.
“Zara told me to go and be myself, which is all you can be. She said to go enjoy yourself and be yourself.”
The 2003 Rugby World Cup winner suffered his first nasal injury at the age of five before breaking it at least eight more times throughout his sporting career.
- I’m A Celebrity airs at at 9pm on ITV.