Harry Redknapp confirms EastEnders role as he’s seen arriving on set

Harry Redknapp has confirmed he will have a role on upcoming episodes of EastEnders after he was seen arriving on set earlier this week. 

The former footballer, 74, has joined the soap as a friend of Danny Dyer’s character Queen Vic landlord Mick Carter and it has been claimed the pair are already ‘inseparable’.

In pictures obtained by The Mirror, Harry was seen on his way to BBC‘s Elstree studios on Tuesday to start shooting scenes – with the scenes set to air during the Euros, which air from June-July 2021.

New venture: Harry Redknapp has confirmed he will have a role on upcoming episodes of EastEnders after he was seen arriving on set earlier this week

New venture: Harry Redknapp has confirmed he will have a role on upcoming episodes of EastEnders after he was seen arriving on set earlier this week

New venture: Harry Redknapp has confirmed he will have a role on upcoming episodes of EastEnders after he was seen arriving on set earlier this week

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.  

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

It was claimed that Harry was ‘cheered’ by crew as he arrived on the set for the first time as he laughed and joked with Danny.

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. 

Perfect partner: The former footabller, 74, has joined the soap as a friend of Danny Dyer's character Mick Carter (pictured) and it has been claimed the pair are already inseparable

Perfect partner: The former footabller, 74, has joined the soap as a friend of Danny Dyer's character Mick Carter (pictured) and it has been claimed the pair are already inseparable

Perfect partner: The former footabller, 74, has joined the soap as a friend of Danny Dyer’s character Mick Carter (pictured) and it has been claimed the pair are already inseparable

A source said the duo are now ‘inseparable’ after spending long days on set filming together.

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.’

Exciting: In pictures obtained by The Mirror, Harry was seen on his way to BBC's Elstree studios on Tuesday to start shooting scenes (Harry pictured with son Jamie in 2019)

Exciting: In pictures obtained by The Mirror, Harry was seen on his way to BBC's Elstree studios on Tuesday to start shooting scenes (Harry pictured with son Jamie in 2019)

Exciting: In pictures obtained by The Mirror, Harry was seen on his way to BBC’s Elstree studios on Tuesday to start shooting scenes (Harry pictured with son Jamie in 2019)

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: 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

Star: 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

Star: 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 

Close: 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

Close: 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

Close: 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

‘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.’ 

Pals: Harry and Danny 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

Pals: Harry and Danny 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

Pals: Harry and Danny 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

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