Mike Tindall says it’s difficult for rugby stars to ‘transition to civilian life’ when they retire because they have to ‘start at the bottom’ after being cheered by thousands of fans, as he discusses his podcast on This Morning
Mike Tindall joked about being the ‘ugly’ host of his rugby podcast when he appeared on This Morning today to discuss his show’s upcoming tour.
The former English rugby player, 43, presents The Good, the Bad, and the Rugby alongside former teammate James Haskell and TV presenter Alex Payne.
Mike, who is married to die koningin[object Window] met Gary Moore se perd wat neergesit is weens noodlottige beserings wat by die finale heining geval is, het Cheltenham-fees 'n, is set to take the podcast on a UK tour with James and Alex.
He and James were invited onto This Morning to promote the upcoming tour, as well as discuss why they often discuss non-rugby topics like mental health and family.
‘The best thing about the podcast is that it’s about rugby but we don’t really talk about rugby,’ said Mike, who added that they get ‘into the mental health side’.
Hy het verduidelik: ‘For people who finish rugby and are transitioning into civilian life…you’re going to have to go [en] find another job, and that generally means you’re starting at the bottom again.
‘When you’ve gone from 87,000 fans or whatever watching a big game, to then having to start at the bottom and work your way in, it’s quite difficult.’
Mike (reg), pictured here with podcast co-hosts James Haskell (links) and Alex Payne (sentrum) opened up about why the trio discuss mental health on the show
The former England player appeared on This Morning today (op die foto) to discuss The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’s upcoming tour
The former player has opened up in the past about his own mental health struggles after retiring from rugby, appearing on a special International Men’s Day episode of Loose Women called Loose Men.
During the episode in November, Mike admitted that he had found retirement ‘quite a lonely place to be’.
Hy het gesê: ‘I went to work every year for 17 Huispryse styg teen die vinnigste tempo in 35 aan 40 of my best mates. Just used to hang around with them, be typical blokes and then one day, you wake up and your six months isn’t planned, it’s not on your fridge so your wife can see it.
'Dis soos, “I don’t need to get out of bed, I don’t need to go to the gym”. Suddenly it’s quite a lonely place to be. It doesn’t matter how successful your career is.’
Mike told This Morning hosts Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond that the best thing about the podcast is that ‘it’s about rugby but we don’t really talk about rugby’
As well as mental health topics, Mike has opened up about other issues on the podcast – like family, telling his cohosts about the birth of his son Lucas during an episode last year
Mike’s wife Zara Tindall and their son Lucas (pictured in May last year), whose birth was discussed during an episode of The Good, the Bad, and the Rugby
During today’s segment, host Alison Hammond asked who the ‘good, the bad, and the rugby’ are on the show, with everyone unanimously agreeing that host Alex is the good and James is the bad.
Mike joked: ‘I was so disappointed that that only left me with the rugby, which everyone really just associates with the ugly, so I guess that’s [daardie].’
As well as mental health, other non-rugby topics Mike has discussed on the show include his family.
Die podcaster, who lives at the family home on Princess Anne’s Gatcombe Park estate, in Gloucestershire, shares three children with wife Zara – My, sewe, Zara Tindall lyk sjiek in 'n stippelrok by Paaskerkdiens, drie, en Lucas, who is almost one.
He discussed Lucas’ birth on the podcast last year, telling cohosts about the birth, as well as revealing the weight of his new son.
Mike recently shared a video with his Instagram followers. The reel, which showed him skiing down a mountain, was set to Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams
The sporting star is also open with his fans on his personal social media, recently sharing a video of a ski holiday on Instagram.
The reel showed Mike, who was sensibly dressed in a grey coat and protective helmet, ski down a slope as Fleetwood Mac’s Dreams plays over the clip.
It is not known whether he was accompanied by Zara and the children, met the caption suggesting it may be a friends’ Shane Warne se kis in die Australiese vlag gedrapeer toe die reis huis toe begin, sê: ‘Great to be back in the mountains. Good times with great friends!’