Mike Tindall: The Queen won't be watching The Jump

Former England rugby captain Mike Tindall - who stars on new winter sports competition 'The Jump' - doesn't think Queen Elizabeth II, the grandmother of his wife Zara Phillips, will be watching him in action on the Channel 4 series.

Mike Tindall
Mike Tindall

Mike Tindall doesn't think Britain's Queen Elizabeth will be watching him on 'The Jump'.

The former England rugby captain - who is competing on the latest series of the Channel 4 winter sports competition - believes the 88-year-old monarch won't concern herself with his progress on the show.

When asked if he thinks the royal - who is the grandmother of his wife Zara Phillips - will be watching him compete, he said: "I probably reckon not."

On the subject of any other members of his wife's family tuning in, he said: "I would love to tell you yes or no but I honestly don't know.

"I'm going to have enough ribbing from rugby friends to keep me on my toes."

The 36 year old faced a difficult start in the competition which kicked off on Sunday night (01.02.15) after being beaten in his first event - the skeleton - by dancer Louis Spence.

Mike nearly faced elimination from the show when he came up against Phil Tufnell in the ski-off but managed to save his place in the competition by jumping a huge 18 metres compared to the former cricketer's nine.

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