MIKE Tindall shocked I’m A Celebrity viewers by revealing royal secrets to his campmates.
The ex-rugby player- who is married to Zara Phillips – opened up about staying over at Buckingham Palace.
Mike Tindall with his wife Zara
Mike lifted the lid on secrets of Buckingham Palace
Owen Warner grilled Mike
Chatting to Owen Warner, Mike was asked: “Have you been to Buckingham Palace much?”
Mike said: “More than most.”
Owen asked: “What’s it like there?”
Mike said: “A lot of it’s all the state rooms and there’s only a little bit of living. Yeah [I’ve stayed there].”
Owen asked: “In the morning could you go down in your joggers and t-shirt, or did you have to get dressed up again?”
Mike said: “No, jeans and a tee.”
Owen admitted: “I thought you had to be suited and booted!”
After reassuring Owen he didn’t mind chatting about it, the Hollyoaks star asked: “When you first started chatting to Zara, how late in did you know she was royalty? Straight away?”
Mike replied: “Yeah, because I know she’s Princess Anne’s daughter. Princess Anne is patron of Scottish Rugby.”
Owen asked: “Did you feel a bit of pressure? If I was chatting to a girl and then found out she was royalty I’d be nervous.”
Mike said: “No because we were friends first and then William and Harry were massive England fans at the time, so we’d met them numerous times.
“I met more of the family than you’d normally have met of the woman you start dating.”
One viewer said: “Can’t decide if Mike is boring or they just made him sign an NDA?”
Another added: “I love Mike’s non-plussed attitude to dating royalty (we were friends first) – it’s so refreshing and down to earth I mean I think I’d marry him myself.”
Someone else said: “Owen asking Mike about Zara and her family is hilarious!!! It’s so sweet and yet so ridiculous!!”
Mike has already embarrassed the Royal Family by telling a story about spliting his trousers in front of The late Queen’s daughter, Princess Anne, whilst performing a “s**t drop” at a party.
He admitted his underwear, with the words “nibble my nuts” emblazoned on them were made visible The Princess Royal at the event.