Exclusive: no Strictly or Dancing on Ice for Harry

Date: Monday 6th April 2020 at 2:19 pm
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Harry Redknapp dressed as King of the Jungle on I'm A Celebrity

I’m A Celeb winner Harry Redknapp has declared he won’t be “making a fool” of himself again on any more reality TV shows.

Harry wowed the nation on the 2018 series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, becoming a smash hit with his amiable personality and down-to-earth approach.

Many reality TV contestants go on to appear across a range of similar shows, but the 73 year-old revealed on his new official Patreon podcast, The Harry Redknapp Podcast, that he won’t be one of them.

If you were hoping to catch Harry in sparkling lycra, strutting the Argentine Tango on Strictly Come Dancing, or attempting the headbanger on Dancing on Ice, you’re out of luck, no matter how much the TV executives offer him.

“What could go wrong?”, said Harry. “Everything! I can’t skate and can’t even think about it. I wouldn’t be able to stand up on those blades and I am not going to try.

“I won’t do Strictly and certainly not Dancing on Ice. In fact, I won’t be making a fool of myself again, the jungle was enough for me.

“I was lucky in the jungle to have got on with so many people. We never had an argument, not a single argument and we were told that was unheard of, on I’m a Celeb.”

Redknapp is already discussing some serious issues on his new podcast, but there will be plenty of amusing stories from his decades in football too.

He’s decided to do the podcast to entertain the public, but also to fill in his own empty time lock downed at home in Sandbanks, on the Dorset coast, during the current coronavirus pandemic.

He went on: “I’m very lucky where I live. It’s a fantastic place, so I’m not going to complain. We plan our day to try to get in some decent exercise, to keep us as fit as we can under the circumstances.

“Our afternoon walk, we really enjoy it. All we do is walk the dogs in the afternoon and that’s the highlight of the day for Sandra and myself, but there are worse places to be than walking the dogs on the beach for an hour.

“The one thing I have noticed, though, is that people shout out ‘Good morning’, or ‘Good afternoon’. People talk to each other, albeit not very much, because we are all keeping to the government advice and keeping our distance.

“But it’s a pleasure that people don’t walk past you with their head down, as they did in the past. Now they smile at you and wave, again from a distance. Perhaps we’re now more interested in each other.”

And Harry was only too pleased to emphasise a key message to everyone: “Keep well, keep safe, stay indoors. This is the only way to rid us all of this.”

‘The Harry Redknapp Podcast’, exclusively on Patreon. Funnier than Peter Crouch? More knowledgeable than Gary Lineker? Expect everything from the jungle to Sandra’s kitchen, through the wisdom from one of football’s great characters.

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