Harry has sure enough been giving us a whole load of gossip on his personal life as he is spending time in the Australian jungle, however, his thoughts on his son Jamie’s ex-wife, Louise Redknapp have truly caught the attention of fans.
On the first night in camp, we even had the story of when Harry embarrassingly thought Prince Harry was one of his players. Prince Harry went to acknowledge Redknapp before the football legend simply greeted him with ‘alright mate’ and carried on reading his newspaper – awkward.
Viewers have also seen an adorable side of Harry over the past few days, in which he is regularly shown gushing about his wife, Sandra in several conversations with his fellow campmates. It seems as though the bugs, spiders and lack of food aren’t bothering him as much as the fact that Sandra isn’t by his side – it’s just too cute!
Before making his way Down Under, he told The Mirror about his fears of being away from her: “That’s the biggest problem I have got. We do everything together. I have been with Sandra for 54 years and I hate being away from her”.
He also discussed how he had first met his future wife, in which he plucked up the courage to ask her to dance at the Two Puddings pub in Stratford as a shy 17-year-old.
“I was just like, you know… she was just lovely,” he said. “I’ve just been so lucky. Jamie always says I won the lottery marrying (Sandra), and he’s dead right, I did”
The freak accident that almost changed Harry’s life for good
All marriages have their rocky stages, but Harry admits that one of the worst moments of his life was when he almost accidentally ran Sandra over, after her coat got caught in his Range Rover.
In an interview with BBC News discussing the incident at the time, he said: “It was just a freak accident you know, Sandra went across the road and unfortunately she had gone behind the car to cross over the road and as I went to drive off I caught her”
“I drove over her ankle basically, if the full weight of the car had gone over the ankle god knows what would have happened to her ankle and her foot. She had an operation last night, went well. So we’re okay.”
‘We’ve never had a row” he said on his marriage to Sandra
He also admitted that they have the perfect relationship and have never even spoken a cross word to one another in the whole fifty years of being together.
“We’ve never had a row. Ever. After all these years, we’ve never had a minute’s problem between us. And that’s true,” he said. “That’s not (rubbish). If I get the hump, she’ll just say, ‘look at you Harry, look at you, just calm down’ and I do.”
He also confessed that he wouldn’t know what he would do if he didn’t have Sandra, so it seems he has a real challenge ahead of him to try and cope without his beloved wife by his side in the jungle.
“I couldn’t cope. I wouldn’t cope.” he said if he were to be without her. “I’m useless. She treats me like a baby. She does everything. I can’t cook, I can’t make a coffee, I can’t do nothing. I could make a cup of tea and a cheese sandwich, but that’s it.”
“I’m not really bothered about friends. I’ve got my family. But most of all, I’ve got Sandra and that’s all that matters.”
Harry’s thoughts on Louise Redknapp
Their son Jamie Redknapp married Eternal singer, Louise Redknapp in 1998, however, the pair divorced last year which was bound to have caused a rift in the family.
Back in April 2017, there were rumours that the couple’s marriage was in trouble. Some said that Jamie feared it was all a result of the dreaded ‘Strictly curse’. A few months later, it was suggested that Louise’s friendship with Daisy Lowe could have triggered doubts in her mind.
However, in October 2017, Louise took part in an emotional interview with Stella Magazine, claiming that she felt trapped and had lost her identity in an attempt to be the perfect mum and wife. She still craved the limelight and Strictly had given her that taste of what she had lost.
“I have spent most of my life pleasing everyone else, worrying about being judged and thinking I should always do the right thing by staying at home, looking after my kids and my husband. I lost myself.” she told the magazine.
“I’d think of my past life as a pop star as being “not reality”. Looking after the house and my family was my reality. I became a sort of Stepford Wife, wanting to be perfect at it. I didn’t want to continue running around after everyone else, and occasionally promoting a yogurt or doing a little TV presenting job. I wanted to sing…I wanted to perform”.
The couple divorced in December 2017.
In Harry’s autobiography, while the couple were still very much in love, he had been nothing but kind with his words about his former daughter-in-law, stating that she was “the most down-to-earth girl you could hope to meet”.
“She may be a popstar temptress to the youngsters who read those laddish magazines, but to me, she’s just a lovely girl who’s married to my youngest son,” he added.
“Louise, who made it big with chart-toppers Eternal before becoming a major popstar in her own right, is the least showbizzy person you could imagine. She’s so quiet and shy away from the spotlight that I can’t believe she has the front to go live on stage in front of thousands of people”.
Going on to discuss Sandra’s opinion on Jamie’s ex-wife, Harry went on to say: “Jamie and her make a lovely couple, so Sandra and I were thrilled when the two of them got married. Jamie couldn’t have met a nicer girl. She’s a very caring person.”
Harry stated that both himself and Sandra were “good judges of character” and said “There’s no side to her, nothing big time about her at all…she’s just a lovely girl.”