Harry Redknapp urges EastEnders bosses for role as Mick Carter’s sidekick

Ex footie manager Harry Redknapp has revealed he is keen to appear in Eastenders.

Former West Ham manager Harry, 73, is urging the soap's bosses to cast him as a sidekick for Danny Dyer’s character Mick Carter .

Harry, who was born in London's East End, has even written a script where he plays himself as a business partner for Queen Vic barman Mick, who supports West Ham.

Former I'm A Celeb winner Harry, who lives in Sandbanks, Dorset, only wants to be in the soap for a year before being killed off.

Speaking to The Sun, he said: “My ambition for 2021 is to get a part in EastEnders because I’m a real Eastender. I grew up in Poplar, so have a real affinity with the area.

“I’ve already worked out my character and this is the scene . . .

“Mick Carter and his regular punters are in The Vic. They’re at the bar, having a drink, and one of ’em says, ‘’ere, you heard Redknapp has moved back in the area?’ and another says, ‘Nah, he’s moved to that posh Sandbanks’.

“Mick then says, ‘Nah, he’s had enough of it. He’s come back’.

“At this point, I come into the pub, they turn around looking shocked and I say, ‘I’ve moved around the corner’.

Harry explained Mick then says ‘Harry is back’ because we’re starting up a little business – which he describes as "a bit of this, bit of that".

Harry said he has "already written the script" and now all the show’s bosses needed to do is to 'call him up'.

He added he would like to be in it for a year — before they 'bump him off or something'.

Danny is a West Ham fan in real life and his screen character is obsessed by the team

Redknapp played for West Ham 175 times and managed from 1994 to 2001.

On the show Mick often wears claret-and-blue outfits in a nod to his team’s colours and on his living-room is a West Ham shirt with “Carter 77” emblazoned across it.

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