Harry Redknapp is set to make an appearance in EastEnders over the summer and has already filmed his scene. He’ll be making a cameo appearance as himself. His episode is expected to be aired in June or July to coincide with the postponed 2020 Euros taking place at Wembley.
‘I’m a real Eastender’
The ex-West Ham manager started angling for a part in the soap back in January, when he told I’m A Celeb co-star Fleur East on her podcast:
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.
According to reports, Harry will have eight lines in a conversation with Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter, played by Danny Dyer. He described the part on the BBC soap as a ‘dream come true’ and said:
I’ve always wanted to have a drink in the Queen Vic. Danny Dyer was terrific to work with.
A source revealed to The Sun:
Harry has made no secret of the fact he wanted to be in the show. Mick likes wearing his West Ham shirt so I’m sure they’ll swap some Cockney banter about the Hammers. They made him feel so welcome and he felt really at home.
Who is Harry Redknapp?
One of England’s best-known footie managers, Harry Redknapp managed a number of Premier League teams over his career, including West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton. He won over a new fanbase following his appearance on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! in 2018 and was crowned King Of The Jungle.