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Mike Tindall concedes nose surgery on the cards

Published 12/08/2015

Mike Tindall is likely to get surgery on his nose after admitting he struggles to breathe properly
Mike Tindall is likely to get surgery on his nose after admitting he struggles to breathe properly

Former England rugby star Mike Tindall is ready to get his nose fixed - but not because of how it looks.

Tindall, who is married to the Queen's grand-daughter Zara Phillips, revealed he can no longer breathe properly through the crooked appendage.

"I don't really want to get it fixed but it looks like I might have to because I can't actually breathe very well. I guess it's something similar to a pug," he told the Daily Mirror.

"The problem is that if I get it done, will people say I've had it just because I'm doing TV stuff now? Because it's definitely not."

Tindall appeared in the ITV series Bear Grylls: Mission Survive earlier this year in which he and other celebrities plunged into the depths of the central American rainforest for a 12-day survival challenge.

Zara's mother the Princess Royal urged the sportsman to have the surgery ahead of his wedding in 2011 but he declined.

The ex-England captain broke his nose as a child, falling off a dodgem, but also suffered several breaks on the rugby field.

Tindall is a proud dad to toddler Mia but when he and Zara announced they were expecting a baby, he took to Twitter to express his delight, joking that he hoped their child would not inherit his looks.

He wrote: "Thanks for all the kind messages, we are very excited and I agree with you all that hopefully he/she won't have my nose."

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