Harry Redknapp close to landing EastEnders role after he impressed BBC bosses

The former football manager has been a huge success with fans in the entertainment world after he won I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! back in 2018.

And now he’s expressed an interest in joining the cast of BBC hit soap EastEnders.

Producers are said to have been so impressed by Harry Redknapp’s charm they’re considering giving him the opportunity.

A source has claimed bosses are convinced the 73-year-old will make a "great addition" to the already-established cast.

And it could be mere days or weeks before the dad-of-two signs a contract for his next job.

"Harry will be a great addition to EastEnders," a source told the Mirror.

The insider continued: "Even though he has no traditional acting experience, his character and charm are more than enough to stand him in good stead on the show.

"And with him growing up in the real East End, it makes it even better."

Harry has never acted before, but he drew the attention of the soap’s creators when he wrote out an actual script for his fantasy entrance to Albert Square.

In it, Mick Carter (played by Danny Dyer) tells the locals on a typical day in the Vic that the former Spurs boss has returned to his roots and moved back to the area.

Lo and behold, Harry swings open the door and the pub’s landlord reveals to a slew of shocked faces that they’ve gone into business together.

The TV personality also told The Sun at the time he hoped to keep his role on the soap for a year before producers can "bump" him off.

The Mirror claim that behind-the-scenes talks have been going on in secret "for weeks", with BBC execs said to be "excited" for the huge signing and believe that Harry will be an instant hit with viewers.

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Harry was originally born in east London’s Poplar area, and played for football clubs West Ham and Spurs before going on to manage both.

He won the FA Cup in 2008 as boss of Portsmouth, but after retiring from the football world is now more likely seen in TV docs and reality shows.

In terms of how and when Harry makes his appearance on the soap though, the insider told The Mirror: “Everything has been pretty much agreed and it’s now down to the fine details.”

Harry's spokesman has been contacted for comment.

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