An Audience With Harry Redknapp

Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, Thursday, September 12

AN AUDIENCE With Harry Rednapp saw the football legend and King of the Jungle tell a wealth of hilarious stories to a delighted Congress Theatre audience.

Harry, a great raconteur, had us laughing out loud.

But there could have been more about him winning the hit ITV show I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here in 2018, especially for the non-football fans in the audience, and the promised audience question and answer session didn’t occur.

Harry, well supported by skilful interviewer Noel Brodie and compere Terry Baker, revealed life in the jungle was worse than it looked, living among rats, spiders and other creepy crawlies.

And he was embarrassed by a film clip showing him passing soap in the shower to singer Fleur East after using it to wash his bottom.

Harry admitted turning a blind eye to some of his players’ misconduct - such as Paul Merson’s drinking and gambling - if they performed on the field.

I had a career interviewing people when I worked for the Sunday People. Harry was manager of West Ham at the time.

We always had a good rapport features prominently in my new celebrity book My Life With The Stars, and I loved hearing him retell wonderful stories about Bobby Moore, George Best and Gareth Bale.

He also recalled his court ordeal before being found not guilty of tax evasion.

Tony Flood