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MAGIC MIKE: Vernon Kay says Mike Tindall has all the qualities to go far on I’m A Celeb

MIKE Tindall’s golfing pal, Vernon Kay, believes he has what it takes to win ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’.

The ex-rugby player husband of Princess Anne’s daughter, Zara Tindall, is currently Down Under competing in the jungle reality show, and Vernon – who came third on the 2020 series, which took place at a castle in Wales due to COVID-19 – believes Mike, 44, has the “perfect character” to go far in the programme.

He told OK.co.uk: “I love Mike Tindall, he’s a good friend of mine. We play a lot of golf together. 

“I think he’s got the perfect personality, the perfect character to be successful on I’m a Celebrity because he’s a man’s man. He listens, he has his own opinions, but he likes to debate. He and Zara are absolutely brilliant. I think he’s a top bloke.”

The 48-year-old TV star insisted it’s vital to be yourself and enjoy the experience to stand a chance of being crowned King or Queen of the Jungle.

He added: “All you’ve got to do is be yourself.

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“If you go there trying to have a personality that isn’t naturally yours, if you go there thinking ‘I’m going to win this’, then your experience isn’t going to be as joyful as someone who just goes in there and says, ‘You know what, it’s me versus the jungle, I’m going to get on with everyone and be myself and have a really, really good time. I’m going to get covered in gunk, I’m going to meet a lot of creepy-crawlies and I’m going to eat part of an animal that I would never in a million years dream of putting in my mouth. If you just enjoy the experience, you’ve got a great chance.”

On last night’s episode of the ITV show, Mike and former Lioness Jill Scott earned 10 stars for camp with the latest gruesome Bushtucker Trial.

Blended cockroaches and vomit fruit were on the menu in The Speak Uneasy trial.

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‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!’ – airs nightly on ITV1, Tuesdays episode starts at 9.15pm LIVE from Australia – catch up on the ITV Hub.

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