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Mike Tindall breaks royal protocol with comments in I'm A Celebrity jungle

Tom Wood

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Mike Tindall breaks royal protocol with comments in I'm A Celebrity jungle

Mike Tindall has reportedly broken royal protocol during his time in the jungle on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.

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Perhaps you already know why Mike Tindall is subject to royal protocol, or maybe you have better things to do with your life, so we’ll explain anyway.

Tindall married Zara Phillips a few years back, and she’s a member of the House of Windsor, meaning that the former rugby union world cup winner is now a member of the royal cabal, even if he’s not a blood relative to them.

Anyway, he isn’t bound to carry out any royal duties as he isn't a working royal, but some have noticed that he is still subject to their rules about political neutrality.

That is – however – until Mike decided to have a wee political chat with fellow campmate Seann Walsh this week in their Australian camp.

It was hardly an engaging discussion about the pros and cons of the modern political crop, as Tindall simply said: “I just think all politicians are f*****s.”

Mike Tindall told his campmate how he really feels about politicians. Credit: ITV
Mike Tindall told his campmate how he really feels about politicians. Credit: ITV

He added: "I mean for them to even have the conversation just because they're all Boris fans that didn't like how Boris was ousted that you won't pick the best person for the job, that just sums politicians up."

Well, they could have just asked Matt Hancock, couldn’t they?

The former Health Secretary, who was heavily criticised for his actions during the Covid-19 pandemic before then cheating on his wife with an aide and resigning his role, is currently in the jungle right there with them.

Hancock is about as popular as a dingo’s willy with certain sections of the British public, who have already voted for him to take part in several Bushtucker trials.

The 44-year-old had the Conservatives suspended when he agreed to take part in the ITV show, with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak repeatedly criticising his involvement.

Even Hancock’s own campmates are questioning his motives behind going on telly again.

Matt Hancock is clearly trying to rehabilitate his image in the jungle. Credit: ITV
Matt Hancock is clearly trying to rehabilitate his image in the jungle. Credit: ITV

Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver has wondered about his integrity and sincerity, telling Boy George: "You've got an economist in camp with a load of creatives, it is all maths, he uses a different side of his brain."

She later told the Bush Telegraph: "I really believed him when he said that thing about 'I'm looking for forgiveness' but the other things that come into play I am like 'Are you?'

“I think Matt is doing everything he can to fit in as the days go by we're finding more and more common ground so that's nice that there's something other than that the elephant in the room.

"Because there is an elephant in the room, I'm hoping we're all trying to see past it."

We’ll have to wait to see if he can pass his sincerity off on the British public, but it does seem unlikely.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Im A Celebrity, Celebrity, ITV, TV and Film, Sport, Politics, Matt Hancock

Tom Wood
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