Harry Redknapp’s sincere admiration of his wife was a massive talking point in I’m A Celebrity 2018.
The 72-year-old former professional football player and manager spoke about wife Sandra with intense loyalty and love, making him a stand-out favourite of the ITV series.
Here’s everything you need to know about the woman Harry loves so dearly – age, career and family!
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Who is Sandra Redknapp?
Sandra Redknapp is Harry Redknapp’s wife, formerly known as Sandra Harris.
The pair have been married for over 50 years after tying the knot on June 30th, 1967. They were both in their early 20’s at the time, where Sandra worked as a hairdresser.
Sandra’s twin sister, Patricia, also married a famous footballer icon.
She married West Ham legend Frank Lampard (dad to Frank Lampard junior) before passing away due to pneumonia in 2008.
Sandra Redknapp: Age
Although it has not been officially confirmed, it is believed that Sandra is also 72 years old.
She and Harry met when they were both 17, falling head over heels into a fairytale romance!
Harry has constantly talked about his wife during his stint in the Jungle, admitting that he would be totally lost without her:
Even when I’m out I ring her 10 times a day.
She’s my life. I’m a bit scared, getting a bit older. I love her too much, if anything happened it would just kill me.
How Harry Redknapp met Sandra
Speaking to actor John Barrowman inside the I’m A Celeb 2018 camp, Harry explained how he met Sandra at a “Sunday disco” at the Two Puddings in Stratford.
Harry said: “Me and my mate Macca, he was a goalkeeper for West Ham, saw these two lovely girls and I said to Macca, ‘shall we have a dance with those two?’
“Macca is a good looking geezer and I look back on it now and think Sandra must have seen us both coming over and thought ‘I hope I ain’t got him’… and she went for me, 54 years later we’re still going strong.”
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Sandra Redknapp: Family
Harry and Sandra have two sons, Jamie and Mark.
The youngest, 45-year-old Jamie, followed in his father’s footsteps and played professional football for Bournemouth, Southampton, Liverpool and Tottenham between 1989-2005.
Jamie also represented England 17 times, something his dad never achieved.
He married pop singer Louise Nurding and had a son, Charley, before they divorced in December 2017.
Mark, 48, has always tried to remain out of the media spotlight.
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