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Soccer legend is odds-on to win Telly deals will boost £500k fee We could buy his jam roly-poly
TONIGHT’S GRAND FINALE...
LOVABLE soccer boss Harry Redknapp is set to be crowned King of the Jungle tonight – and he could become the richest-ever winner.
Ex-West Ham manager ’Arry stole the nation’s hearts with his cheeky quips, fondness for jam roly-poly and unstinting love for wife of 54 years Sandra.
And as well as his £500,000 fee the man who famously told a court he wasn’t good with money can look forward to signing a series of huge deals.
Hot tip Harry – odds-on with bookies – is already lined up to whip 13 England legends into shape for ITV’s Match Fit.
Telly bosses impressed by his razorsharp wit seen by millions every night want him on board for their projects too.
He could follow in son Jamie’s footsteps by fronting a comedy panel game, like Sky One’s A League of Their Own.
Or Harry, 71, and Jamie, 45, could team up for a father-and-son series like George and Larry Lamb, who toured Britain by Bike, or Jack and Michael Whitehall’s road trip show Travels With My Father.
Execs are even considering calls for a Harry and Sandra reality show. The couple were reunited in the jungle on Friday night and their affection melted viewers’ hearts. As soon as he saw Sandra, 71, Harry ran to hug her. Vamps star James McVey, 24 – evicted on Friday and set to propose to girlfriend Kirstie Brittain, 23 – said: “Even when we were balancing eggs to win letters from home he named the eggs Sandra. They’re the absolute example for Kirstie and I.”
Friends say Harry’s heart is still set on returning to football – his true passion.
After coaching Bournemouth, West Ham, Portsmouth, Southampton and Spurs his heart was broken in 2012 when the FA chose Roy Hodgson as England coach instead of him.
His last job was at Birmingham City in 2017 where he earned £1.75million. But experts say the gaffer won’t need another football gig to hit the jackpot. As camp storyteller – with celebs enthralled by his tales of growing up with the Krays, rising to the top in football and mixing with royals – a six-figure book deal is certain.
Public speaking gigs are already booked up for the foreseeable future.
And – after Paul Newman’s Own Sauces and George Clooney’s Casamigos Tequila – look out for ’Arry’s jam rolypoly in your nearest supermarket.
Cleared of tax evasion in 2012, Harry said the amount of money he “squandered” in bad investments or helping pals would “blow your brains away”.
Those close to him say he now has the right people managing his money.
Soon the jungle champion could be roly-polying in it!
I’m A Celeb is on ITV tonight at 9.10pm