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PICTURED: Harry Redknapp arrives at EastEnders set to film scenes for his new role


PICTURED: Harry Redknapp arrives at EastEnders set to film scenes for his new role amid claims he is already ‘inseparable’ from co-star Danny Dyer

  • The former footballer, 74, drove to Elstree Film Studios in his white Range Rover earlier this week – amid claims he’s already ‘inseparable’ with his co-star Danny 
  • Sports manager Harry has joined the cast as a friend of Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter – with the scenes set to air between June and July during the Euros
  • The new actor – who is said to have had immediate chemistry with Danny, 43 – said: ‘Danny Dyer was terrific to work with’
  • The pair are both from east London and reportedly bonded over their love of West Ham – which Harry played for in the 60s and managed in the 90s 

Harry Redknapp was seen arriving at the EastEnders set earlier this week as he prepared to step into his new role. 

The former footballer, 74, drove to Elstree Film Studios in his white Range Rover amid claims he’s already ‘inseparable’ with his co-star Danny Dyer.

According to reports, the sports manager has joined the cast as a friend of Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter – with the scenes set to air between June and July during the Euros.

Exciting times ahead: Harry Redknapp was seen arriving at the EastEnders set earlier this week as he prepared to step into his new role

Exciting times ahead: Harry Redknapp was seen arriving at the EastEnders set earlier this week as he prepared to step into his new role

The new actor sported reading glasses and a navy jumper as he sat in the driver’s seat.

It was claimed that the former King of the Jungle was ‘cheered’ by crew as he arrived on the set for the first time as he laughed and joked with TV’s hardman.

The publication also reported the former Tottenham Hotspur manager is said to have had immediate chemistry with Danny, 43, who has been on the soap for five years. 

Harry told The Sun: ‘I’ve always wanted to have a drink in the Queen Vic. Danny Dyer was terrific to work with.’ 

He's arrived! The former footballer, 74, drove to Elstree Film Studios in his white Range Rover amid claims he's already 'inseparable' with his co-star Danny Dyer

He’s arrived! The former footballer, 74, drove to Elstree Film Studios in his white Range Rover amid claims he’s already ‘inseparable’ with his co-star Danny Dyer

'Danny Dyer was terrific to work with': According to reports, the sports manager has joined the cast as a friend of Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter (pictured)

‘Danny Dyer was terrific to work with’: According to reports, the sports manager has joined the cast as a friend of Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter (pictured)

Off he goes: The new actor sported reading glasses and a navy jumper as he sat in the driver's seat

Off he goes: The new actor sported reading glasses and a navy jumper as he sat in the driver’s seat

Perfect partner: The former Tottenham Hotspur manager is said to have had immediate chemistry with Danny, 43, who has been on the soap for five years

Perfect partner: The former Tottenham Hotspur manager is said to have had immediate chemistry with Danny, 43, who has been on the soap for five years

The pair are both from east London and reportedly bonded over their love of West Ham football club which Harry played for in the 60s and managed in the 90s.  

The source added: ‘Harry isn’t a bad actor, especially for EastEnders. He brought a real-life Cockney feel.

‘It looks like this might not be the last viewers see of him. He and Danny were a great team-up.

‘They were both clearly over the moon to be working with each other. Everyone adored having Harry around.’

Warm welcome: It was claimed that the former King of the Jungle was 'cheered' by crew as he arrived on the set for the first time as he laughed and joked with TV's hardman

Warm welcome: It was claimed that the former King of the Jungle was ‘cheered’ by crew as he arrived on the set for the first time as he laughed and joked with TV’s hardman

Lifelong dream: 'I've always wanted to have a drink in the Queen Vic', the I'm A Celebrity star said in an interview

Lifelong dream: ‘I’ve always wanted to have a drink in the Queen Vic’, the I’m A Celebrity star said in an interview

Close: The TV star and hardman Danny are both from east London and reportedly bonded over their love of West Ham football club

Close: The TV star and hardman Danny are both from east London and reportedly bonded over their love of West Ham football club

Driving around in style: The media personality is known for his role of flashy cars, and recently became a brand ambassador for Land Rover dealerships

Driving around in style: The media personality is known for his role of flashy cars, and recently became a brand ambassador for Land Rover dealerships

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 BBC bosses were keen to cast Harry after being wowed 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 stand him in good stead on the show. 

Star: The legendary sportsman won the hearts of the nation when he became King Of The Jungle on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Outta Here! in 2018 (pictured)

Star: The legendary sportsman won the hearts of the nation when he became King Of The Jungle on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Outta Here! in 2018 (pictured)

‘And with him growing up in the real East End, it makes it even better. Everything has been pretty much agreed and it’s now down to the fine details.’ 

MailOnline contacted Harry’s representatives and spokespeople for EastEnders for further comment at the time. 

In January Harry shared his desire to appear in the soap as he told The Sun on Sunday: ‘My ambition for 2021 is to get a part in EastEnders because I’m a real Eastender.

‘I grew up in Poplar, so have a real affinity with the area. I’ve already worked out my character.’ 



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