Jamie Redknapp doesn't think he could follow dad Harry into I'm A Celebrity jungle
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 February 2021
Jamie Redknapp doesn't think he could follow in his dad Harry's footsteps by appearing on 'I'm A Celebrity'
Jamie Redknapp doesn't want to follow his dad Harry Redknapp onto 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'
The 47-year-old star's father was crowned King of the Jungle in 2018, and while he followed in Harry's footballing footsteps, the same can't be said for an appearance on the ITV reality show.
Speaking on 'The Harry Redknapp Show' podcast, he said: "My agent said to me about going into the jungle, but how can you follow that?
"Dad absolutely smashed it out of the park."
Jamie admitted he was "nervous" about Harry's stint on the show, and he was relieved with the reaction he got from his campmates and the viewing public.
He added: "I gotta be honest, I was nervous. I thought, 'He's bound to put his foot in it somewhere'. But he was brilliant and so natural. Everybody fell in love with him."
During the 2018 series, Jamie admitted he was worried his dad might quit 'I'm A Celebrity' after seeing the 73-year-old football manager get angry in dressing rooms in the past.
He said: "There have been moments where I’ve thought, ‘You’re on the edge’. People say, ‘Your dad is so lovely. He’s so funny’.
"But he can lose it sometimes. In a dressing room I’ve seen him lose it and start throwing things.
"I was a bit worried that after a week or two he might go, ‘I don’t know if I need this’. But he’s stuck it out."
And he was stunned to find out Harry had signed up at all.
He explained: "I was actually really surprised when I found out he was going to be on it because he didn’t tell me, I read it in the paper.
“He was like, ‘If I had told you, you would have told me off.’ "