Harry Redknapp is currently adjusting to life in the Australian jungle after signing up to become one of the cast members on the latest ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’ series.
The 71-year-old football manager, famous for coaching various Premier League clubs including Tottenham and West Ham, insisted he’d never watched the popular ITV reality show before.
Redknapp, who last managed Birmingham City in 2017, will reportedly earn a cool £500,000 from his appearance on ‘I’m a Celeb’.
His stint in the jungle could last up to three weeks if he goes all the way.
Among Redknapp’s fellow campmates include television presenter Nick Knowles, X-Factor finalist Fleur East and Anne Hegerty from The Chase.
Redknapp is exempt from the first Bushtucker trial after winning the first task with the red team - although Newcastle United fans will no doubt be voting for him to do any future trials after comments he made about their club on the very first episode.
Asked if he was happy with his team - comprised of Knowles, John Barrowman and Sair Khan - Redknapp responded: “Oh, what a team this is. This is the winning team!”
Then asked by Newcastle fan Declan Donnelly if it would take much to motivate them, Redknapp couldn’t resist taking a pop at the Magpies.
“Nah, I think they’re well motivated this lot. I think they’re more motivated than your team, Newcastle.”
“Don’t start!” Dec responded. “Anyway, let’s move on!”
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Moments after Redknapp’s dig at Newcastle, Sunderland simply tweeted: “Arry knows... #ImACeleb”
Needless to say, this delighted the Sunderland supporters - but Newcastle fans reacted badly in the replies, prompting Sunderland to tweet: “Coming back to our mentions after the advert break…”
Here are a few of the replies they received following the tweet…
Newcastle fans were quick to point out to Sunderland that they are currently in League One.
However, it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that the north-east rivals will be playing each other in the Championship next season.
Sunderland are currently second in League One, two points behind leaders Portsmouth.
Newcastle, meanwhile, are currently 14th in the Premier League but have only won two of their opening 12 games.