Former Pompey boss Harry Redknapp is set to earn an eye-watering sum for appearing on this year’s I’m a Celebrity.
The two-time Portsmouth manager will reportedly be paid ‘£500,000’ for appearing on the show – not bad for a few weeks work.
This will make him the highest paid star to have ever appeared on the show.
Redknapp’s half a million pound wage was revealed on ITV show Lorraine, the Mirror Online reports.
His £500,000 pay day is significantly higher than the £300,000-£400,000 Amir Khan was paid to appear on the show in 2017 – the previous highest wage.
Redknapp, who led Pompey to FA Cup victory in 2008, is currently 8/1 in bookies odds to win the show.
ITV confirmed the full cast list this week.
Here is who is taking part in I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here 2018
Joining Harry in the Jungle are:
- DIY SOS host Nick Knowles
- John Barrowman
- James McVey of The Vamps
- Fleur East, pop star
- Former EastEnders star Rita Simons
- Coronation Street actress Sair Khan
- The Chase's Anne Hegerty
- Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack
- Hollyoaks actor Malique Thompson-Dwyer
When will I’m a Celeb start?
ITV confirmed that the popular reality competition will be returning on Sunday, November 18 – so just over two weeks away.
In a tweet yesterday the broadcaster said: ‘You’ve got a hot date… with some creepy crawlies I‘m A Celeb is back.
‘Starts Sunday 18th November live on ITV.’
Who will be hosting?
Declan ‘Dec’ Donnelly will be returning to host the show as usual - but due to Ant McPartlin’s break from TV presenting he won’t feature this year.
He will be replaced for 2018 by Holly Willoughby, ITV announced earlier this year.
Who is Harry Redknapp?
He is a football manager, who was a one-time favourite for the England job.
Harry also famously led Pompey to victory in the FA Cup in 2008.
Which clubs has Harry Redknapp managed?
Since becoming a professional manager in 1983, Redknapp has managed the following clubs:
1983–1992 – AFC Bournemouth
1994–2001 – West Ham United
2002–2004 – Portsmouth
2004–2005 – Southampton
2005–2008 – Portsmouth
2008–2012 – Tottenham Hotspur
2012–2015 – Queens Park Rangers
2016 – Jordan
2017 – Birmingham City
He is currently is an adviser to Central Coast Mariners and a director at Southern Football League club Wimborne Town.