Mike Tindall drank 50 beers on Aussie flight to compete with David Boon’s record

Mike Tindall drank “close to 50 lagers” on a flight from Australia to England, in an effort to beat David Boon’s record of 52.

Former English rugby union player, Mike Tindall has been announced as a cast member on the newest forthcoming season of UK’s ITV series, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, and it has caused many to revisit a legendary drinking story of his.

Back in 2003, Tindall and his team made their way to Australia for the World Cup, which they won thanks to a crucial goal kicked by Johnny Wilkinson. During a triumphant trip home, Tindall was in quite the celebratory mood. So much so, that he knocked back about 50 lagers in an attempt to beat former Aussie cricketer, David Boon’s record of 52, which was apparently accomplished in 1989.

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According to his rugby teammate, Will Greenwood, Mike Tindall fell short of the grand record, but his effort was valiant nonetheless: “You can rest assured David Boon’s record is still standing,” declared Greenwood. “Tinds had a real go at it but we wanted to leave the Aussies with at least one title to hang on to.”

Sick burn, Greenwood. Anyway, the 22nd season of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here featuring Mike Tindall is reportedly set to take place in rural New South Wales, with 12 contestants including Boy George, Matt Hancock and Olivia Attwood. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for updates.