Former England rugby star Mike Tindall shares three children, Mia, Lena and Lucas, with his wife Zara. Mike was part of an all-male panel for Thursday’s special instalment of Loose Women which was called Loose Men to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. The panel reflected on whether competition was healthy for children, and Mike admitted his daughter Mia “goes mad” when she loses.
To kick off the episode, Mike opened up about whether competitiveness in schools for sports day was a positive thing.
The 43-year-old told ITV viewers all types of sports, such as dancing, rugby and activities such as drama classes are good for all children.
He revealed: “Nothing should be off the table, expose your kids to as much as they can get their hands on – I look at dancing now and posture – kids really struggle with at the moment.
“Dancing’s amazing for posture so it’s an amazing way of getting them to stand properly, to sit properly, have control of shoulders.”
I always make sure I beat her a few times because she absolutely goes mad as she is really competitive.
With an Olympian horse rider as a mother and a rugby ace as her father, it is no wonder his eight-year-old daughter Mia has a competitive streak.
When the former rugby star was asked what he was like with his three children at home, he replied: “It’s bad because every time I think, ‘I can’t let them win.’
“But I think it’s a balance and will let Mia win occasionally but then we also have races up the stairs and stuff.
“I always make sure I beat her a few times because she absolutely goes mad as she is really competitive.
“Dancing makes you feel good, so that’s why I love it.”
He continued: “I love music, but we’ve always talked about doing dance lessons, just to do it as a social thing, but we’ve never got round to it.
“It’s one of those things you always chase but you never get round to it.”
Johannes, who made it into last year’s Strictly Come Dancing final with Great British Bake Off star John Whaite, added: “It’s going to be the most beautiful thing, that’s going to bring you closer together.”
Published at Thu, 12 May 2022 23:00:00 +0000