Harry Redknapp is officially entering the jungle for this year’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here – and he has already posed one very important question.
The popular former football manager, 71, was confirmed as one the contestants on the hit ITV reality show which starts this Sunday.
Bookmakers have listed Redknapp as an early favourite to WIN the show.
Although it has emerged that he is already a winner whatever happens, having reportedly scooped the biggest fee to enter the Australian jungle.
According to reports the ex-West Ham, Tottenham and Portsmouth boss will walk away with a cool £250,000 appearance fee for taking part.
And ahead of his eagerly-anticipated appearance – in which he is an early front runner to perform the opening ‘Bush Tucker Trial’ task – Redknapp has broken his silence from Down Under with one pressing question on his mind.
"Who’s going to wash my pants?" queried the football legend before admitting, "I don’t have any idea what I’m in for.
"I don’t know about eating all these bugs, I’ve never tried them. I like a bit of calamari!"
Redknapp’s participation has come as a surprise to the football world.
But he has revealed his motivations for wanting to sign up.
He said: "You only get one life. You’ve got to give it the best you can."
One of Redknapp’s former clubs took a cheeky social media dig at him, meanwhile.
After failing to save Saints from relegation in 2004-05, he left St Mary’s midway through the following campaign to return to their arch-rivals Portsmouth.
To make matters worse, he went on to lead Pompey to the FA Cup in 2008 before leaving for Tottenham Hotspur, who he took to the Champions League.
Spells with QPR, Jordan and Birmingham followed, but Redknapp’s spell on the red and white half of the south coast still leaves a bitter taste among their supporters.
And Southampton were quick to troll their former manager as the worst kept secret in showbiz was confirmed on Monday.
The official club account tweeted: "Careful Harry doesn’t leave you halfway through to join @bbcstrictly."
Looks like they might be voting for him to be eating the bugs early on!
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