Harry Redknapp wants to star in EastEnders

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 January 2021
Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp has revealed he wants to land a role in 'EastEnders'

Harry Redknapp wants to land a role in 'EastEnders'.

The 73-year-old soccer manager has revealed he dreams of playing a sidekick for Mick Carter, Danny Dyer's character, in the BBC soap.

Harry – who lived in Sandbanks, Dorset, until recently – told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "My ambition for 2021 is to get a part in 'EastEnders' because I’m a real Eastender. I grew up in Poplar, so have a real affinity with the area.

"I’ve already worked out my character and this is the scene ...

"Mick Carter and his regular punters are in The Vic. They’re at the bar, having a drink, and one of ’em says, ‘ere, you heard Redknapp has moved back in the area?’ and another says, ‘Nah, he’s moved to that posh Sandbanks’.

"Mick then says, ‘Nah, he’s had enough of it. He’s come back’. At this point, I come into the pub, they turn around looking shocked and I say, ‘I’ve moved around the corner’.

"Mick then says, ‘Harry is back ’cause we’re starting up a little business. A bit of this, bit of that’. I’ve already written the script so now all the show’s bosses need to do is to call me up. I’d like to be in it for a year – before they bump me off or something."

Meanwhile, Harry is launching his own podcast series called 'The Harry Redknapp Show'.

The 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' star is set to interview the likes of Sir Rod Stewart and Piers Morgan for the show.

He said: "We will be chatting about all things but the focus will definitely be on football. I might not have an education but I’m like a walking encyclopaedia when it comes to football.

"People ask me, ‘What do you think about Brexit?’ I don’t know what it’s all about, I haven’t a clue. But if you asked me about football or boxing, I’ll tell you everything."

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