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Thursday 19 September 2019

I’m A Celeb’s Harry Redknapp: I only want to see my wife in a bikini

The football manager is proving to be a big hit with viewers.

Harry Redknapp is proving a hit with many viewers (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
Harry Redknapp is proving a hit with many viewers (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor

Harry Redknapp impressed I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! viewers as he refused to watch his female co-stars in the jungle shower – because he only wants to see his wife in a bikini.

The football manager, who has been married to his wife Sandra for 51 years, wanted to head down to the shower himself, but hesitated when he learned that some of the girls were going that way.

Nick Knowles overheard and asked Redknapp if he wanted to go, and he replied: “I would have done.”

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Harry Redknapp and his wife Sandra (John Phillips/PA)

Fleur East then asked Redknapp to accompany her to the shower, as well as Rita Simons, and he appeared confused and unsure how to respond.

Knowles told him: “You don’t have to stand under the shower all at the same time, you can take it in turns.”

While in the jungle shower, Redknapp stood with his back to the girls as they stood under the shower in their swimsuits, and he let Sair Khan also jump into the shower before him.

He later said, in the Bush Telegraph: “It don’t interest me that’s for sure.

“There’s only one person I want to see in a bikini having a shower and that’s my wife.”

His comments warmed viewers’ hearts, with many calling him a “gentleman”.

One wrote on Twitter: “Harry Redknapp speaking about his wife actually melts me #ImACeleb.”

One wrote: “Love Harry… the only woman he wants to see in a bikini is his wife #TrueGent #ImACeleb.”

“I cannot cope with Harry talking about his wife anymore. It’s just adorable #ImACeleb,” another said.

Fans of the show also loved Redknapp’s pledge during the tricky Bushtucker trial to carry on, for the sake of his grandchildren, with one saying that he was an “angel”.

Given the task of eating a sheep’s brain, he said: “I struggle to eat the food in the jungle that we get into camp.

“I don’t think I’ve really eaten anything much, so this is going to be difficult for me.

“I’ve got to do it. I’ve got the grandkids watching. I can’t let them down.”

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