Harry Redknapp sparks TV bidding war after success of Harry’s Heroes – but turns down Strictly because of his knees – The Sun

FOOTY boss Harry Redknapp’s TV career could be about to enter extra-time, Sun Online can reveal.

Harry has been starring in ITV show Harry’s Heroes in which the former Tottenham and West Ham manager led a team of ex-England legends to victory over Germany.

Millions tuned in to the programme which also saw retired players including Paul Merson and Lee Hendrie open their hearts about their battles off the pitch.

But the stand-out star of the show has been I’m A Celebrity champion Harry – whose jokes and anecdotes have left fans in hysterics.

Now TV channels are racing to offer Harry, 73, a show of his own.

Producers are believed to be keen to film a fly-on-the-wall show following Harry’s reported interest in buying a lower league football team.

“Harry showed in the Jungle he is a brilliant TV personality who men, women and people of all ages like and can relate to.

“Harry’s Heroes has only served to underline that.The show has been the surprise hit of the year for ITV and they are looking to try and do another series next year.

“But there is a lot of interest, separately in Harry. His journey to buying a football club and a lot of producers are keen to talk to Harry about it.”

ITV, Sky, Amazon and Netflix could all be interested in such a programme. Sports’ fly-on-the-wall shows have proved a massive hit in recent years. Manchester City, Leeds and Sunderland are among the clubs to have allowed cameras to follow their journey.

Harry has also been linked with reality show Strictly in the past.

But he has apparently snubbed the opportunity – saying his body couldn’t cope.

“Harry had to quit being a football manager because of his knees so there is no way he could handle the training. Harry far prefers wearing a tracksuit to sequins.”

In 2018 Harry won I'm A Celebrity.

Before going on the show in 2018 Redknapp said: “I was going to do Strictly this year, but I didn’t think I could dance, that was one thing. I actually had a trial with one of the professionals who came round my house.

“She was fantastic, but after I trod on her toes about five times I realised I wasn’t a very good dancer.”

The former manager pocketed £500,000 for his stint on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Harry's rep had no comment when approached by Sun Online.

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