I’m A Celebrity: Harry Redknapp’s secret family connection to famous TV star

Harry Redknapp has been delighting his fellow I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! stars and viewers alike with tales of his professional and family life.

The former West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur manager is far from being the only celeb in his family.

But what you may not know is that he’s related to a very famous and much-loved TV presenter.

The star is actually Christine Lampard ‘s uncle.

Here’s how they’re connected…

As we know, Harry has been with his lovely wife Sandra for 54 years, ever since he chatted her up one night while she was dancing around her handbag in London boozer the Two Puddings.

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I'm A Celebrity: Harry Redknapp's secret family connection to famous TV star

Harry has lots of famous relatives
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I'm A Celebrity: Harry Redknapp's secret family connection to famous TV star

Harry and wife Sandra have been together for 54 years
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Harry and Sandra have two sons, 48-year-old Mark, a model, and 45-year-old Jamie , a footballer-turned-pundit.

Harry is also a granddad to little Harry, the child of his son Mark, and Jamie’s sons Beau and Charles, who he shares with ex-wife Louise.

And Sandra has a late twin sister, Patricia, who was married to Frank Lampard Sr.

That means of course, that Jamie Redknapp and Frank Lampard are cousins and that Harry is Frank’s uncle.

So he’s also Uncle Harry to Christine, and Great-Uncle Harry to Frank’s daughters Isla and Luna, from a previous relationship, and to baby Patricia, who Frank shares with Christine.

Harry is a real family man and has spoken fondly of his wife in the jungle, even sharing the story of how they first met.

He told John Barrowman: "Me and my mate Macca, he was a goal keeper for West Ham, saw these two lovely girls and I said to Macca shall we have a dance with those two.

I'm A Celebrity: Harry Redknapp's secret family connection to famous TV star

Harry with son Jamie and his ex-wife Louise
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I'm A Celebrity: Harry Redknapp's secret family connection to famous TV star

Brothers Jamie and Mark with cousin Frank (centre)
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"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 aint got him’ and she went for me, 54 years later we’re still going strong.

"And Macca ended up as an undertaker so really Sandra had the better deal in the long term."

Harry has said of his wife: "She’s the only friend I need."

The star was also father-in-law to Louise Redknapp, before she split fom his son Jamie.

They finalised their divorce in December 2017 after almost 20 years of marriage.

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Harry stands between his footballer son Jamie and footballer nephew Frank
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I'm A Celebrity: Harry Redknapp's secret family connection to famous TV star

Frank is married to Christine
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But Harry described how fond he was of her in his 1998 autobiogrpahy.

He said: "Songstress Louise, who married Jamie in Bermuda in July 1998, is the most down-to-earth girl you could hope to meet.

"She may be a pop-star temptress to the youngsters who read those laddish magazine but to me she’s just a lovely girl who’s married to my youngest son.

"Louise, who made it big with chart-toppers Eternal before becoming a major pop star 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.

I'm A Celebrity: Harry Redknapp's secret family connection to famous TV star

He told John the story of how he met his wife
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I'm A Celebrity: Harry Redknapp's secret family connection to famous TV star

Harry is a family man
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"I see her in those glamorous videos for her latest record and find it impossible to reconcile the sexy image I see on screen with the Louise who comes to my home with Jamie for Sunday dinner.

"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."

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