I’m A Celebrity favourite Harry Redknapp has revealed that his beloved wife Sandra has an adorable pet name for him. Albeit one that won’t make any sense to viewers who were born too late to watch children’s TV in the early 1960s.
The 71-year-old was doing the washing-up alongside Fleur East when he lost his trip on a chopping board and it went sliding away down a slope.
Harry chuckled "The chopping board, I was washing it and it slipped out of my hands and disappeared down the hill. So that was the end of the chopping board.”
The chopping board later turned up at the bottom of the hill, but it needed another wash.
"Sandra wouldn’t be surprised at me dropping the chopping board, she calls me Mr Pastry” he said in the Bush Telegraph later.
Is Harry really that clumsy? Or is it a brilliant ploy to get out of the chores?
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Mr Pastry was a children’s entertainer in the Mr Bean mould that was a regular on kids’ TV in the first half of the Sixties.
harry explained: “He is a bloke who used to be on TV and could just mess everything up – he was unbelievable.
"I say if a job’s worth doing then keep Harry out of the way."
Harry’ concentration can’t be helped by the fact that he’s struggling to get by on the camp’s limited rations.
For the past three weeks the celebs have been living on a simple diet of rice and beans causing them to shed a reported four stone between them so far.
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After seeing 71-year-old Harry struggling on the limited rations, generous campmate James McVey, 24, has been giving him his vegetables to keep him strong.
James’s girlfriend Kirstie has said: "James was slim when he went in so he’s lost a lot of weight. Sair Khan told me how generous he has been. We’re not seeing it on screen.
"James sees Harry as a grand-father — it’s so cute. He really wants to look after him, which is why he’s giving him his food.”
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