Mike Tindall has once again stripped down to his swimming trunks and taken a dip in a freezing cold lake as part of a charitable challenge. Alongside a couple of friends, the late Queen’s grandson-in-law took a swim as part of Doddie Aid, a virtual exercise challenge taking place for six weeks from January 1.
The aim of the challenge is to raise money and awareness for the My Name’s Doddie Foundation, set up in memory of former Scottish rugby star Doddie Weir who died from motor neurone disease last November.
In a video posted for Instagram, Mr Tindall says: “Happy new year everyone, the first of January. It’s not that cold, it’s a little bit cold.
“We’re down here at the lake, and it’s time for the Doddie Dunk.
“And so, it’s that time. Sorry, it’s very nipply out here. Should we go in?”
He was joined by two friends, with all three men splashing about in the pond and wearing equally tiny budgie smugglers.
The clip was captioned with a message encouraging his followers to join him: “Great way to start the year with a little dunk for @doddie_aid #doddieaid2023 before heading to Cheltenham, was a little chilly in there!!!
“Now it’s time to get the miles in! If you are feeling active head to Doddieaid.com and join team barbarians.”
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Doddie Weir was capped 61 times playing rugby for Scotland but was diagnosed with motor neurone disease six years before his death.
He passed away from the condition in November 2022 aged 52.