Nick Knowles and his friend Mike Tindall were seen shopping together in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday.
The odd couple, who are patrons of the Rugby for Heroes charity and appeared on separate seasons of I’m A Celeb, were in high spirits as they strolled through the sun-drenched streets.
DIY SOS presenter Nick, 60, sported a bushy beard for the outing and wore a waxed jacket that he layered over a simple T-shirt.
Meanwhile, former England rugby player Mike, 44, donned a navy puffer jacket and teamed it with a red sweater and blue jeans.
Both men began their hike in their coats before shedding them as the scorching temperatures rose.
Outing: Nick Knowles, 60 (right) and his friend Mike Tindall, 44 (left) were seen shopping together in Santa Monica, California on Wednesday.
Shopping spree: The unlikely couple, who are patrons of the Rugby for Heroes charity and appeared on separate seasons of I’m A Celeb, appeared in high spirits as they strolled the sun-drenched streets
hot stuff! Both men began their hike in their coats before shedding them as the scorching temperatures rose.
They bought children’s shirts and also visited a women’s clothing store, and Nick showed up later with a bag slung over his shoulder.
During Mike’s 2022 appearance on I’m A Celeb, Nick took to social media to support the athlete.
Writing: “I would really appreciate everyone who kindly supported me to support @ miketindall13. He is a patron with me of a veterans charity and helps many others. He is a great guy and down to earth guy. Just I can tell this because he’s out and can’t read it.
The charity works with the rugby community to raise funds and awareness for military personnel making the transition to civilian life.
It’s unclear why the friends were in California or if they were joined by Mike’s wife, Zara Phillips, 41, or Nick’s partner, Katie Dadzie, 32.
comes the exit after nick responded to criticism about his relationship with his much younger girlfriend .
Last month, the host of Who Dares Wins spoke with Sun while he and Katie hung out at the Inspiration Awards in London.
Speaking about attacking online trolling, he told the publication: “I’m protective of Katie, because people make assumptions about her without knowing anything about her, which is why I spoke up.”
Low key: The famous duo went unnoticed as they explored the city
Casual: DIY presenter Nick (left) sported a bushy beard for the outing and wore a waxed jacket which he layered over a simple T-shirt
Casual: Nick (right) wore a waxed jacket which he layered over a simple T-shirt
Threads: Meanwhile, former England rugby player Mike (right) donned a navy puffer jacket and paired it with a red sweater and blue denim jeans.
“Normally I never comment on trolls, but on one occasion when people were a bit critical I was mad at Katie.”
And he added: “I get angry when they come for people I care about.”
Nick previously told him Sun about being targeted by trolls, saying: ‘I choose to be on TV. As a result, I wait the full nine meters. I’m up there like an object.
“I chose to be on TV, but for my kids, my family, or the people I hang out with, I feel like it’s unfair to try.”
Sneakers: Completed the look with a comfy pair of white adidas sneakers.
Spend the money: They bought children’s shirts and also visited a women’s clothing store, with Nick later showing up with a bag over his shoulder.
Busy Guy: Nick seemed to have had a successful day at the stores.
Chatting: They chatted with a sports store clerk before making a purchase.
Last year, Nick took to Twitter to point out to his critics that Katie was “richer and more successful” than he was.
He wrote: ‘(Katie) is richer and more successful than I am and is smart and independent, unlike the abusive trolls who target her. ‘What happened to #bekind?’
Katie owns two businesses, one called Boa Boa, which sells lingerie and sex toys, and another called Boobbix, which sells “lactation products for breastfeeding moms.”
Nick, who split from wife Jessica Rose Moor in 2016, made his first appearance with girlfriend Katie in September 2021, after ending his affair with PR guru Emily Hallinan, 27, in February 2020. .
Nick and Katie made their public debut as a couple in a Bath restaurant after being friends for several years.
Banging: The outing comes after Nick responded to criticism about his relationship with his much younger girlfriend, Katie Dadzie, 32.