Mike Tindall admits he might 'regret' I'm A Celebrity after landing in Australia without Zara

Mike Tindall has arrived in Brisbane to appear on I'm a Celebrity 2022, becoming the first Royal Family member ever to join the reality show

Mike Tindall admits he might 'regret' I'm A Celeb after landing in Australia without Zara
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Mike Tindall admitted he 'might regret' appearing on I'm a Celebrity 2022 after landing in Australia, in his first interview since it was confirmed that the royal rugby star would be joining this year's series.

Mike Tindall has revealed he 'might regret' I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! after landing in Australia to join the star-studded jungle. 

The British rugby player has been confirmed as one of the VIPs on this year's season of the ITV reality show, ending months of speculation over his participation. 

It was first rumored that a Royal Family member may join I'm a Celebrity 2022 in early October, with reports claiming that Tindall had agreed to do the survival series after seeing his podcast co-host, James Haskell, take on the challenge in 2019. The addition of the 43-year-old, who is famously married to the Queen's granddaughter, Zara Tindall, is understood to be a "massive coupe" for ITV bosses. 

Tindall touched down in Australia yesterday, arriving in Brisbane after taking a red-eye flight from London. He was photographed in the airport terminal smiling and wearing a baseball cap, jeans, and shades, an outfit that looked notably similar to Princess Anne's double denim and snazzy' sunglasses in Uganda. 

Speaking to the Sun, Tindall said he'd miss his family while he was filming I'm a Celebrity 2022

Mike Tindall

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"It’s probably one of the longest times we’ve been away completely with no communication. When you go away you still have communication, so that’s obviously going to be the hardest bit," he admitted. 

Tindall lives with Zara and their children, Mia, Lena, and Lucas at the luxurious Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire, and spends most of his time balancing work and parenting. He hopes that the demands of raising three young kids will have prepared him for the conditions of the jungle, especially the poor sleeping quarters. 

Mike Tindall

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"The hanger is always going to be the biggest thing you have got to worry about but I’ve also got three kids, so dealing with lack of sleep comes with the territory." 

Tindall also admitted he was "always on the fence" about the show and "might regret" doing it, but is keeping a positive attitude in the meantime.

"I do think it will be good fun at the end of the day. That is the other thing, I like groups of people and I like things that can be good fun so let’s see," he said. "I might regret it."

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.