Mike Tindall's 'awful' trunks on I'm a Celebrity send royal fans into a frenzy

Mike Tindall was accused of stealing Zara Tindall's 'bikini bottoms' after wearing tiny swim briefs in the ITV reality show last night

Mike Tindall's 'awful' trunks on I'm a Celebrity send royal fans into a frenzy
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Mike Tindall has sent I'm a Celebrity 2022 viewers into overdrive, after wearing a pair of tiny 'bikini' bottoms on last night's episode of the ITV reality show. 

Mike Tindall got quite the reaction from I'm a Celebrity 2022 viewers on Sunday evening, after donning what looked like tiny 'Speedos' on the ITV reality series. 

The British rugby star, who is married to the Queen's granddaughter, Zara Tindall, chose the multicolored briefs to enjoy a swim in the camp's lake in last night's episode. He was joined by his fellow I'm a Celebrity 2022 castmates, England footballer Jill Scott and comedian Seann Walsh, for the refreshing dip. 

It didn't take long for Ant and Dec to take notice of Mike's 'Speedos', with the iconic presenting duo quickly mocking the 44-year-old businessman after the camera cut away. 

"What? What about that swimwear? Wow-wee," Ant said, before adding, "I wonder what Zara will be thinking about that." Dec chimed in on the banter, jokingly accusing Mike of stealing the bottoms from his wife's wardrobe at Gatcombe Park

"I know exactly what Zara will be thinking, she will be thinking, 'That's where my bikini bottoms are, I've been looking for them," he said. 

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Mike Tindall, far left, on I'm a Celebrity 2022 

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Royal fans were also quick to share their reaction online, with many taking to Twitter to voice their thoughts. 

"It’s not everyday you seen [sic] ex England rugby caption and Princess Anne’s son in law, Mike Tindall in his speedos on national television, but first time for everything," one person wrote, while another insisted he needs to "get rid" of them ASAP. 

Others were wondering what the Royal Family's response to Mike's 'bikini' was, with some joking that King Charles III might not have been happy with the revealing outfit. 

Mike Tindall even appeared to poke fun at himself, sharing a photo of him wearing the 'bikini bottoms' on his official Twitter page last night. He captioned the snap with an emoji of side eyes and a pair of tiny briefs, much to the delight of his royal fanbase. 

"Every dad is entitled to a terrible shirt on holiday, as he can't choose his shirt, it would appear he's taken awful trunks," one person wrote. "Gave us a giggle though."

Another praised Mike for being a good sport about it, writing, "Never loose [sic] that sense of humour dude!!" 

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.