Harry Redknapp confirms EastEnders role as he arrives on set amid claims he’s already ‘inseparable’ from co-star Danny Dyer
Harry Redknapp has confirmed he will be playing a role in upcoming episodes of EastEnders after arriving on set earlier this week.
The former footballer, 74, has joined the soap as a friend of Danny Dyer’s character Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter and the pair are said to be already ‘inseparable’.
In photos obtained by The mirrorHarry was seen on his way to the BBC studios in Elstree on Tuesday to start recording scenes – with the scenes airing during the Euro, which aired from June-July 2021.
New venture: Harry Redknapp has confirmed he will play a role in upcoming episodes of EastEnders after arriving on set earlier this week
The publication also reported that the former Tottenham Hotspur manager reportedly had immediate chemistry with Danny, 43, who has been on the soap for five years.
He told The sun: ‘I’ve always wanted to have a drink at the Queen Vic. Danny Dyer was great to work with. ‘
It has been claimed that Harry was ‘cheered on’ by the crew when he first arrived on set laughing and joking with Danny.
The pair are both from East London and are said to be linked by their love for West Ham football club, which Harry played for and led in the 90s.
Perfect partner: the former footabller, 74, has joined the soap as a friend of Danny Dyer’s character Mick Carter (pictured) and the pair are said to be already inseparable
A source said the duo are now ‘inseparable’ after long days of filming together.
The source added: ‘Harry isn’t a bad actor, especially for EastEnders. He gave a real Cockney feeling.
It looks like these may not be the last viewers of his. He and Danny were a great partnership.
They were both clearly over the moon to work together. Everyone loved having Harry around. ‘
Exciting: In photos obtained by The Mirror, Harry was on his way to BBC’s Elstree studios on Tuesday to shoot scenes (Harry pictured with son Jamie in 2019)
MailOnline has contacted Harry’s representatives for further comment.
Harry won the hearts of the nation when he became king of the jungle on I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Outta Here! in 2018.
Last month, a source speaking to The Mirror claimed that BBC bosses were eager to cast Harry after being impressed by his charm, saying, ‘Harry will be a great addition to EastEnders.
Even though he has no traditional acting experience, his character and charm are more than enough to serve him well on the show.
Star: Harry won the hearts of the nation when he became king of the jungle on I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Outta Here! in 2018
Close: The publication also reported that the former Tottenham Hotspur manager reportedly had immediate chemistry with Danny, 43, who has been on the soap for five years
And now that he’s growing up in the real East End, it makes it even better. Everything is as good as agreed and it has now been arranged down to the last detail. ‘
MailOnline reached out to Harry’s representatives and EastEnders spokespersons at the time for further comment.
In January, Harry shared his wish to appear in the soap as he stated The Sun on Sundays: ‘My ambition for 2021 is to get a role in EastEnders because I am a real Eastender.
‘I grew up in Poplar, so I have an affinity with the region. I’ve already worked out my character. ‘
Pals: Harry and Danny are both from East London and are said to be linked to their love of West Ham football club, which Harry played for and led in the 90s