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Les patrons de I'm A Celebrity inscrivent le premier membre de la famille royale pour une nouvelle série

MIKE Tindall has agreed to be the first royal on prime time reality TV, Le soleil peut révéler.

Le former England rugby ace will join next month’s Je suis une célébrité in the bug-infested australien jungle.

Mike and Zara Tindall with the late Queen and Prince Philip at a Buckingham Palace reception held in 2006

Mike and Zara Tindall with the late Queen and Prince Philip at a Buckingham Palace reception held in 2006Crédit: Getty
The former England rugby ace is the first ever Royal family member to join next month’s I’m A Celebrity

The former England rugby ace is the first ever Royal family member to join next month’s I’m A CelebrityCrédit: Getty Images – Getty
Mike and Zara at Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall

Mike and Zara at Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster HallCrédit: Rex
Mike Tindall gestures towards Prince Louis during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant outside Buckingham Palace in London

Mike Tindall gestures towards Prince Louis during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant outside Buckingham Palace in LondonCrédit: AP

The 43-year-old husband of la reine’s granddaughter Zara Phillips is the ITV show’s biggest signing.

He will appear alongside stars including Boy George, comic Seann Walsh and DJ Chris Moyles.

Details of Mike’s deal remain a closely-guarded secret, but a source told The Sun: “It’s a massive coup. Mike has had a box seat for some of the most important moments in royal history for generations.

“He is sure to be discreet, but his sheer presence means this series will be an absolute must-watch.”

Mike, who lifted the 2003 Coupe du monde with England, wed Zara in 2011.

The couple have three children — Mia, huit, Lena, quatre, and Lucas, une.

Mike has since become a key member of the Royal inner-circle.

He was pictured playfully signalling he was keeping his eye on four-year-old Prince Louis à Jubilee celebrations and accompanied Zara, 41, à la reineS funérailles le mois dernier.

Mike told his podcast, The Good, The Bad & The Rugby, he had been “blown away” by the national outpouring of grief.

And he added: “Zara loved la reine beyond everything. Their connection with horses — the same with the Princess Royal — they had a real bond around that.”

Non-working royals Mike and Zara make their own way financially, though they do live at Gatcombe, the Cotswolds estate of Zara’s mum Princess Anne.

The last major family TV show featuring the royals was the ill-fated It’s A Royal Knockout charity edition in 1987.

Anne, Andrew et Edouard wore fancy dress as team captains in a stunt dreamed up by Edward. But the Queen and Prince Philippe were reportedly left “dismayed”.

Last night an I’m A Celeb spokesman said: “We’ll announce our line-up nearer transmission.”