Harry Redknapp takes light-hearted jibe at Newcastle United on ITV's I'm A Celebrity finale

While Newcastle United fans left St James's Park devastated following a late winner for Wolves on Sunday night - Harry Redknapp provided his own blow.

Monday, 10th December 2018, 9:24 am
Updated Monday, 10th December 2018, 9:40 am
Harry Redknapp

Crowned 'King of the Jungle' on Sunday evening on this year's ITV's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, the ex-Tottenham Hotspur boss has been known for a light-hearted jibe or two at the Magpies.

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His first followed on the opening night of the reality TV show when co-host and Newcastle fan Declan Donnelly asked for his thoughts on his new teammates.

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"I think they're well motivated this lot... I think they're more motivated than your team Newcastle!"

Then, after turning down the managerial role on Tyneside in January 2008, the 71-year-old revealed it was the Geordie accent that stopped him from taking over from Sam Allardyce in what would have been Mike Ashley's first appointment.

His latest and final I'm A Celeb dig at Newcastle - well, let's just say he doesn't envisage Rafa Benitez's side topping the table anytime soon.

"Have you missed the football?" asked Dec. Harry replied: "Yeah, absolutely.

Dec said: "Well, look at that, Newcastle are top of the league."

He might have been away from football for three weeks whilst in the jungle, but there no fooling Mr Redknapp.

"Oh fantastic...I haven't been in there for 20 years, have I?"

Low blow, Harry!