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I'm A Celeb's Mike Tindall reveals he split trousers dancing with Princess Anne

Mike Tindall MBE - I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here 2022. (ITV)
Mike Tindall has confided how he once split his trousers dancing with Princess Anne. (ITV)

Mike Tindall has revealed he once split his trousers dancing with his mother-in-law Princess Anne and flashed his boxers at her.

The 44-yea-old former rugby player - who is married to King Charles III's niece Zara Phillips - confided to his I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! campmates that he is renowned for ripping his suits due to his energetic dancing - including at his wife's 30th birthday party.

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Tindall revealed: “Zara had a 30th birthday, it was a disco 70s themed one, I was dancing on the dance floor, I had flares on, full outfit but it was quite tight, nothing ever fits - rugby player’s bum and legs - so I was dancing with my mother-in-law and I did a sl*t drop in front of my mother-in-law.

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"Ripped my trousers, straight in front of her. It happened to be that my boxers that I had on at that time said ‘Nibble my nuts.’

“As I’ve turned round, she’s gone, ‘I’d rather not.’ I’ve gone, ‘I’m going’ and walked off.”

The former England rugby player became a minor royal when he married Zara, 41, in 2011. They have three children together.

Tindall - who has attended the weddings of Prince William and Prince Harry - revealed he is so used to splitting the seat of his trousers, he now takes a spare suit to weddings.

Zara Phillips, Mike Tindall and Princess Anne, The Princess Royal at Ascot in 2014. (Getty Images)
Zara Phillips, Mike Tindall and Princess Anne, The Princess Royal at Ascot in 2014. (Getty Images)

He said: “I love a suit. My problem with suits is I over exaggerate dancing at weddings… I rip a lot of suits, trousers and stuff.

“The old sl*t drop gets me every time. I went to a wedding, ripped a suit, they were like, ‘Oh my God, what are you going to do?’ I was like, ‘Don’t worry I’ve got a spare.’ They were like, ‘Who brings a spare suit?’ Someone who rips a lot of trousers brings a spare suit.”

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Tindall has been baring a lot of flesh on the ITV reality show - washing in the pool wearing just a tiny pair of floral swimming trunks.