Harry Redknapp to help I'm a Celebrity campmate The Vamps James McVey propose to girlfriendÂ
Former Pompey manager Harry Redknapp is playing cupid for one of his I'm a Celebrity campmates.Â
The Vamps starÂ James McVey has said he will propose to his partner after being inspired by Redknapp.Â
He explainedÂ Â that Redknapp, who won the series, is helping him to choose an engagement ring for his girlfriend Kirstie Brittain.
McVey, inspired by Redknapp's 51-year marriage, told ITV's Loose Women: '˜Harry and Sandra are the true love story.
'˜It's very easy for us all to think it doesn't exist. But it really does. They met when they were 17, courted for four years, then got married.
'˜They're definitely the example that's made me realise Kirstie and I are very happy with what we've got and we want to, kind of, do it really. He's given me the inspiration to take the next step.'
The 25-year-old guitarist said he has not yet proposed to his partner of four years - a model and student at University College London - but that it will happen '˜soon'.
Referring to rumours they had already become engaged, he said: '˜It's funny actually, she had a ring with her, not the ring, (but she) had a ring and wore it on that finger without thinking anything of it.
'˜When we were papped leaving the hotel everyone thought we'd got engaged.'
He said Redknapp, 71, has recommended a jeweller for the engagement ring, and added: "'Â grew up in Dorset, where he lives, so we have so many mutual friends and places and he's picked me a place to go.
'˜He said, 'Just say that Harry sent you!''
McVey, who rose to fame as one quarter of pop-rock group The Vamps five years ago, also said he did not take part in the jungle series to boost his profile for a solo career.
He said: '˜I wanted to do it. I'm very happy with my position in The Vamps - I don't want to go solo or anything like that - I wanted to test myself as a person.
'˜I struggle a lot in social situations with people I don't know.
'˜I thought the best way to do it would be to take away absolutely everything and focus on being comfortable with myself.'Â