Piers Morgan has branded Mike Tindall the “most fun royal” in a gushing new column, claiming he believes he’ll soon be crowned “King on the Jungle.”
The former England rugby player, who is married to the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall, is tipped to be heading to the Australian jungle next month for ITVs I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!.
Piers told readers that he bumped into Mike on a flight after he sniggered at Piers’ inability fit an oversized back in the overhead compartment.
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He went on to say that pair had met two years earlier after he’d been invited to take part in a pro-celebrity televised charity rugby match at Twickenham in aid of military veterans.
Piers stated in The Sun that Mike Tindall “isn’t your average royal.”
“He is the most normal down-to-earth and fun-loving member of Britain’s most famous family, which makes it entirely understandable that he’s agreed to appear on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!”
He reminded readers of how Mike “was once dropped by England for cavorting with dwarves in a New Zealand bar as they raced around tied to bungee ropes, later saying he couldn’t feel sorry for what happened because he was so drunk that he didn’t remember any of it.”
He finished his ream of examples, sharing: “And the man who prank-punched Prince Harry at a party to test how quickly his bodyguards would respond (the answer was very quickly, as they wrestled Tindall to the floor).”
He sarcastically dubbed him “a bit of a naughty boy” and reminded readers he also has two drink-driving convictions.
Piers continued: “Instead, he has slowly but surely grown a reputation for being one of the more popular royals through a lot of selfless charity work, touching public devotion to his family, and a very entertaining and often searingly honest podcast about his life in rugby.”
He acknowledged that while some will “sneer” at his degrading himself by taking part in a reality TV show, much like “renegades Meghan and Harry who quit Britain and royal duty to ruthlessly exploit their titles for massive commercial gain in America.”
The difference being, according to Piers, that the Tindalls have never been working royals, had any royal titles, or received any public money.
They are self-sufficient financially, trading off their mutual huge success in the sporting arena.
“Zara is a brilliant horse rider who won a silver medal as part of the British equestrian team at the 2012 London Olympics.
“And Mike was one of the key players in England’s iconic 2003 rugby World Cup win, ending up with 75 caps for his country,” he added.
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