His famous father is set to enter the jungle for I’m A Celebrity’s new series.
And while he is throwing his support behind dad Harry, Jamie Redknapp has admitted he is worried about seeing the football manager in the famous camp shower.
The Sky Sports pundit, 45, admitted in an interview with The Sun that he isn’t keen on seeing his dad strip down to his pants, while revealing he first found out about Harry’s addition to the show by reading it in the press.
Hiding behind his hands: Jamie Redknapp, 45, has admitted he is worried about seeing his dad Harry in the I’m A Celebrity shower
Discussing his dad’s upcoming appearance on the much-loved reality show, Jamie championed Harry and revealed the 71-year-old should fare well in camp as he doesn’t have any phobias.
He said: ‘Dad hasn’t really got any phobias, to be honest. As a kid he was never worried about spiders,’ before joking: ‘I’m worried about him with the shower scene in his pants!’
Jamie added that the lack of food celebrities have in the jungle shouldn’t be a problem for former Birmingham City F.C manager Harry, as he doesn’t have a huge appetite.
He is hopeful that Harry will strike up a blossoming friendship with one of his fellow campers to keep the ‘boredom’ at bay and help him through the long day and nights that come with camping out in the jungle.
Awkward: The Sky Sports pundit, 45, admitted in an interview with The Sun that he isn’t keen on seeing his dad strip down to his pants as he adjusts to jungle life on I’m A Celeb this series
Show of support: Jamie added that the lack of food celebrities have in the jungle shouldn’t be a problem for former Birmingham City F.C manager Harry, as he doesn’t have a huge appetite
Surprisingly, Jamie confessed that he was none the wiser when it came to his dad joining I’m A Celebrity, as Harry had purposely kept it a secret from family as he feared ‘being told off’.
Instead, Jamie had actually read about Harry signing up for the show in the press and finally plucked the truth from his dad, after quizzing him about the reports.
Former footballer Jamie revealed: ‘I read that he was doing it, so I went to him, “What’s going on? You’re doing the jungle?” He said, “I didn’t want to tell you, you’ll tell me off.”‘
Harry is believed to be I’m A Celebrity’s highest-ever paid contestant, after securing a £500,000 payout for his appearance on the series – Amir Khan previously held the title, after receiving £400k.
Campmates: He is hopeful that Harry will strike up a blossoming friendship with one of his fellow campers to keep the ‘boredom’ at bay and help him through the long day and nights
Although reports claim Noel Edmonds is set to become a late addition to I’m A Celeb and could surpass Harry’s pay cheque by an extra £100k, as he’s claimed to take home over £600,000 if he appears.
Harry has been unemployed since being sacked from Birmingham City last year. He is father to former Tottenham player Jamie – who recently went through a high-profile divorce from ex-wife Louise – and son Mark. Harry is also uncle to Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.
There have been several legal dramas surrounding the manager, including an accusation of illegally ‘tapping up’ a player and an arrest for conspiracy to defraud – both of which he was cleared over.
Hush hush: Surprisingly, Jamie confessed he was none the wiser when it came to Harry joining I’m A Celebrity – his dad had purposely kept it a secret from family as he feared ‘being told off’
He was, however, found guilty of cheating the public revenue on two counts in 2012
Amid swirling speculation Harry is set to join I’m A Celebrity, the veteran sports star didn’t do much to dispel the claims and joked he had been preparing for the stint by camping in the New Forest.
Speaking on TalkSport, Harry appeared to confirm his I’m A Celeb addition, as he said: ‘I’m trying not to think about it all. I might go and sleep in the New Forest for a week in preparation!’
I’m A Celebrity is set to return for its 16th series, with this year’s stars beginning to make their way out to Brisbane on Australia’s Gold Coast.
Show host Declan Donnelly has arrived Down Under with wife Ali Astall. It will be the first year he presents the show without his co-host Ant McPartlin.
Big changes: I’m A Celebrity is set to return for its 16th series with Holly Willoughby joining Declan Donnelly to present the main show
Holly Willoughby will instead be joining the star, as she has been drafted in by ITV to replace Ant this time round. Ant is currently taking an extended break from TV to continue with his recovery following a drink drive incident and rehab treatment for painkiller addiction.
Holly’s addition to I’m A Celebrity was confirmed in August and she has been joined in Australia by her husband Dan Baldwin and their three children; Harry, nine, Belle, seven, and Chester, four.
Previously speaking about her addition to I’m A Celebrity, Holly said she ‘couldn’t have been more excited’ to fill Ant’s shoes, as she declared: ‘These are big shoes, not to fill, but just to keep warm for a little bit.’
Dec added: ‘I am hugely grateful to Holly for agreeing to accompany me to Australia this year. She was at the top of my list and I’m thrilled she said yes.’
Harry will join a host of stars on I’m A Celebrity this time round, including Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack, former X Factor winner Fleur East and DIY:SOS presenter Nick Knowles.
Exciting: Harry joins a host of stars on I’m A Celebrity this time round, including Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack, former X Factor winner Fleur East and DIY:SOS presenter Nick Knowles