EAST ENDERS Pulls Of A Major Coup To Sign Up A Big Name Celebrity
The BBC has pulled off a major coup in signing up former football manager, and ‘King Of The Jungle’ celebrity, 74-year-old Harry Redknapp, to star in their award-winning soap, East Enders, as revealed by the Daily Star.
Talks had been ongoing for months apparently after Harry had hinted earlier in the year that he would love to be on the soap, saying, “My ambition for 2021 is to get a part in East Enders because I’m a real East Ender. I grew up in Poplar, so I have a real affinity with the area”.
Adding, “I’ve already written the script so now all the show’s bosses need to do is to call me up. I’d like to be in it for a year, before they bump me off or something”.
The Daily Star showed photos of Harry filming scenes for the BBC soap at their set in Elstree, Hertfordshire, where he could be seen with Danny Dyer, who plays Queen Vic landlord, Mick Carter, and the other newcomer to the show, comedian and singer, Brian Conley, who will play Terry Cant.
The BBC is due to announce Harry’s signing, and he will be making his appearance this Summer, during the Euros, with Harry telling The Sun exactly what happens, “They’re at the bar and one of ‘em says, ‘You heard Redknapp has moved back in the area?’ And another says, ‘Nah he’s moved to that posh Sandbanks'”.
He continues, “To which Mick says, ‘He’s had enough, he’s come back’, I come into the pub. Mick says, ‘Harry is back ‘cause we’re starting up a little business – bit of this, bit of that'”, as reported by thesun.co.uk.