I'm A Celeb's Harry Redknapp backs Ant McPartlin's jungle return after year from hell

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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! champion Harry Redknapp has thrown his support behind Ant McPartlin as he prepares to make his big return to the jungle.

Ant, 43, sat out last year’s series after deciding to take a year off work in the aftermath of his 2018 drink-driving conviction.

He was replaced by fellow ITV star Holly Willoughby, but Ant is now preparing to retake his place with Declan Donnelly for 2019.

Football legend Harry, 72, who won last year’s show, has now spoken out to support Ant as he prepares to fly Down Under.

He even told us he’s planning to watch every night, despite never tuning the show before he took part.

Harry told Mirror Online exclusively: “I’ll be watching every show this year.”

Later he added that although he wants to see the Geordie duo back in the Aussie jungle, Holly did a stellar job.



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Harry’s eager to see Ant and Dec back in the jungle



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Ant will be making his return to the jungle after sitting out 2018’s series

 

He gushed: “They’re a great duo, but Holly did an amazing job filling in, that’s for sure. She came over great as well.

“The three of them have all been marvellous, really.

“It’s good to have Ant and Dec back together again.”



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He won in the jungle



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Sarn was there to greet him when he got out

 

Speaking to us from an initiative to get kids into football, Harry revealed his heart’s really in the project.

Held at the his local program centre in Poole, the former Portsmouth and Southampton manager wanted to get the kids to take their first steps in the footballing world.



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He’s been loving the initiative


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It’s designed to get young kids into football

 

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Harry told us: “We’re having a good day, working with McDonald’s, coaching the kids, having a fun day and letting them enjoy their football. That’s what it’s about.

“We’re trying to make football fun for them, no pressure.

“They make good friends at this age, ones who they’ll probably be friends with for a big part of their lives.”

When asked if beloved wife Sandra, would be making an appearance, he laughed that she doesn’t quite share his passion for footie coaching.

Harry Redknapp was speaking at a McDonald’s Fun Football Session where he helped deliver the the 2,000,000th hour of the Fun Football programme. To sign up for a free session near you head to mcdonalds.co.uk/funfootball.



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