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10th Nov 2022

Mike Tindall ‘under investigation’ after breaking I’m a Celeb rules

Steve Hopkins

The report comes days after Olivia Attwood made a shock exit from the show

Mike Tindall is being investigated for potentially breaching I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here’s strict covid rules, according to reports.

The former England rugby player is said to have potentially broken the regulations as he was photographed playing and joking around with a crew member. I’m A Celeb cast and crew has been told to remain at least two metres apart at all times.

The 44-year-old was pictured giggling while he seemingly caught the female worker off guard and pretended to throw her off the pier in between scenes for the ITV show, the Mirror reported.

A source has claimed: “All crew are told to stay two metres apart from cast members, which is a Covid regulation. Sound and security, who do tests, are the only people that can come into contact with the celebrities.”

The crew has also reportedly been instructed to wear face coverings to prevent an outbreak – as the woman was seen wearing a black mask over her nose and mouth.

The insider added to the Daily Mail: “Mike having physical contact with the assistant producer was a rule break and he shouldn’t have approached her.”

The female crew member is said to have been “completely taken by surprise” by Tindall’s joke.

A spokesperson for ITV told the Mirror: “ITV Studios and Lifted Entertainment operate a stringent set of COVID protocols and procedures to ensure the protection and safety of our cast and crew.

“We have detailed risk assessments in place throughout filming and are satisfied that no protocols have been broken.”

The news comes after Olivia Attwood was forced to leave the I’m A Celeb jungle due to medical reasons earlier this week.

The former Love Island star was left “heartbroken” as she had to leave the jungle for reasons she vowed to explain “in due course”.

A source has since claimed that staff was forced to send Attwood home because covid rules meant she couldn’t return to camp after her medical issues were investigated.

A source has said: “She could see it was an impossible situation.”

Another insider told the Mirror that wasn’t the case, saying: “The show is very covid safe but the so-called bubble is not the same as it was in Wales last year for the show.

“The reports about covid are not true and not the reason Olivia was forced to leave the jungle.”