HARRY REDKNAPP has swapped the dugout for the Australian jungle by heading into the I’m A Celebrity camp.
He’s currently living down under alongside stars such as The Chase’s Governess and Coronation Street actress Sair Khan.
Harry Redknapp has been a hit on this year’s I’m A Celebrity
How old is Harry Redknapp?
Harry Redknapp is a former West Ham and Tottenham manager who won the FA Cup with Portsmouth in 2008.
He was born on March 2 1947.
The former midfielder finished his career at the Seattle Sounders as a player-coach making 24 appearances before becoming an assistant at Oxford City for Bobby Moore.
His first major coaching role was at AFC Bournemouth where he was assistant manager to David Webb.
Redknapp also managed clubs including West Ham, Southampton, Tottenham and Birmingham but his most famous period as a manager was whilst he was at Portsmouth for his second spell.
During the 2008-09 season, Redknapp helped Pompey lift the FA Cup.
The run included a quarter-final win over Manchester United and in the final they beat Cardiff 1-0.
Redknapp is the last English manager to win a major English trophy.
Redknap helped Portsmouth lift the FA Cup trophy
What was the accident he was in?
In June 1990, Redknapp was involved in a car accident in Italy whilst there to watch the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
Whilst travelling at night with York City chairman Fred Whitehouse and Brian Tiler – Aston Villa chairman and Bournemouth’s managing director – they were involved in a head-on collision with another car which contained three Italian soldiers.
The crashed killed Tiler and the three occupants of the other vehicle whilst Redknapp, who was covered in petrol, was pulled out of the car by Sinclair.
Redknapp was presumed dead at the scene but after spending two days unconscious he was flown home in an air ambulance which was paid for by Bournemouth.
He suffered a fractured skull, broken nose, cracked ribs and a gash in his left leg but made a full recovery except losing his sense of smell and gaining a facial tic).
What has he said about going on I’m A Celebrity and how much is he getting paid?
Redknapp said: “I was going to do Strictly this year, but I didn’t think I could dance, that was one thing. I actually had a trial with one of the professionals who came round my house.
“She was fantastic, but after I trod on her toes about five times I realised I wasn’t a very good dancer.”
The ex-manager is pocketing £500,000 for his stint on the show.
He is the second-highest celeb on the show, behind Noel Edmunds who is on £600,000.
Who’s the former Tottenham manager’s wife and when did he run her over?
Redknapp is married to wife Sandra and they have two sons – Jamie who is a former footballer, turned pundit and Mark who is a model.
His nephew is also Frank Lampard.
In October 2016, Sandra was seriously injured when she was “run over by her husband”.
The freak accident saw her coat caught in the car dragging her under the Range Rover and causing her to break her foot.
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When is I’m A Celebrity 2018 on TV?
I’m A Celebrity 2018 launched on Sunday, November 18, on ITV and airs nightly at 9pm.
If you miss the show you can watch it on ITV+1 or catch up via the ITV hub.
The series usually runs for about three weeks and if it follows the previous format and length fans can expect this year’s jungle king or queen to be crowned around the second week of December.
If you haven’t had your fill of the jungle, you can switch over to ITV2 for Extra Camp immediately after the main show for behind the scenes footage, guests and interviews.
Viewers are invited to join the lively debates via social media and the app as well as putting their questions directly to the campmates live in the studio once they’ve left the Jungle.