NEXT BATCH OF STARS TO FACE JUN­GLE

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APREMIER League foot­ball man­ager, gameshow star and Coro­na­tion Street ac­tress are the first three names con­firmed to ap­pear in the jun­gle on this year’s I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here.

Former Spurs and West Ham leg­end Harry Red­knapp - who is the father of re­tired Eng­land mid­fielder Jamie and un­cle to ex-Chelsea favourite Frank Lam­pard - will join Coro­na­tion Street ac­tress Sair Khan and gameshow bof­fin Anne Hegerty of The Chase, both of whom have also signed up for the hit ITV show, the Mir­ror re­ports.

How long 71-year-old Harry lasts Down Un­der, how­ever, is an­other mat­ter en­tirely - he’s pre­vi­ously ad­mit­ted that he would strug­gle to get through a day with­out wife San­dra to prop him up.

“I wouldn’t cope. I’m use­less,” he said. “She treats me like a baby. She does ev­ery­thing. I can’t cook, I can’t make a cof­fee, I can’t do noth­ing.”

A source said of him join­ing I’m a Celebrity: “Harry is never any­thing less than good value. He’s had a long, in­ter­est­ing ca­reer and knows a lot of fa­mous peo­ple. He’ll be fun to watch.”

This year’s stint Down Un­der will be the first where De­clan Don­nelly won’t be pre­sent­ing along­side his long-term show­biz part­ner Ant McPartlin, the trou­bled 42-year-old tak­ing time off for his ca­reer to con­tinue his stint in re­hab.

In­stead This Morn­ing host Holly Willoughby will be tak­ing on pre­sent­ing du­ties.

“I couldn’t be more ex­cited to have been asked to stand along­side Dec for the next jun­gle ad­ven­ture,” said Holly. “I love Ant and want to send him my best wishes and sup­port for a con­tin­ued re­cov­ery. These are big shoes, not to fill, but just to keep warm for a lit­tle bit.”

Other big names ru­moured to be tak­ing part in the series in­clude MMA fighter Conor McGre­gor and former Ukip leader Nigel Farage.

Harry Red­knap Sair Khan Anne Hegerty

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