I’m A Celebrity bosses ‘monitoring Harry Redknapp’s health over fears he won’t make the final’

Harry for the win!

Harry Redknapp

by Emma Dodds |
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Viewers of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! can pretty much all agree on the fact that footballing legend Harry Redknapp has won the hearts of the nation during his stint in the jungle. The 71-year-old, whose hilarious anecdotes have been a major part of this year's series, has been hugely popular this series - and has been tipped to win the show.

However, fans of the show have begun to notice Harry's shortening temper over the past few days - and his refusal to eat the Australian foods after Bushtucker trials haven't gone unseen, especially by his campmates who have all tried to cajole him into trying the meals.

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Whilst many passed it off as just another of Harry's quirks, it turns out that show bosses are now growing concerned for his health due to his dramatic weight loss in the jungle and shrinking diet.

A TV insider told The Sun, "Harry is the oldest campmate and there are now genuine worries over his health. He is struggling to eat, has lost a lot of weight, and is physically exhausted.

"He is too tired to do much more than sit around the camp. He is uncomfortable physically and is starting to miss home badly. Producers are worried he’s had enough and are closely monitoring his wellbeing."


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Swipe through to see all the romances that have blossomed on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

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2004: Katie Price and Peter Andre

Whenever you think of I'm A Celebrity romances, Peter Andre and Katie Price's love affair is the one you think of. Although she had a boyfriend when she went into the jungle in the form of Scott Sullivan, their attraction was just too strong, and they married a year after leaving the jungle.

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Katie Price and Peter Andre: Divorced

Unfortunately, they split in 2009 after having two children together, Junior and Princess, but Katie maintains that Peter is the "love of her life." Peter is now married to doctor Emily MacDonagh and Katie has just separated from third husband Kieran Hayler.

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2007: Marc Bannerman and Cerys Matthews

Marc Bannerman, best known for playing Gianni di Marco on EastEnders, found love with rock star and broadcaster Cerys Matthews, most well known for being a founding member of Welsh band Catatonia.

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Marc Bannerman and Cerys Matthews: Split

The couple dated for four months after the show, but it was a rocky relationship as they split up before reuniting, and finally splitting up for good at the end of 2008.

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2011: Mark Wright and Emily Scott

TOWIE star Mark Wright was best known for his on-off relationship with co-star Lauren Goodger, but he hit it off with model Emily Scott who had previously been linked to David Walliams and Ritchie Neville from 5ive.

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Mark Wright

There's been barely any trace of Emily in the UK since her stint in the jungle, but Mark has done incredibly well for himself - having married Michelle Keegan in 2015 and landed a reporting job in the US.

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2012: Dec Donnelly and Ashley Roberts

Co-host Declan Donnelly was at the centre of a potential romance on the show in 2012 after viewers noticed his chemistry with Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, who went on to work with him and Ant McPartlin Saturday Night Takeaway.

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Dec Donnelly and Ashley Roberts

However, nothing official happened between the pair, and Dec went on to marry his manager, Ali Astall, and the couple welcomed daughter Isla in 2018.

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2013: Joey Essex and Amy Willerton

TOWIE's Joey Essex and model Amy Willerton set tongues wagging during their stint in the jungle after giving each other massages, with campmate Rebecca Adlington commenting on the situation, "I can't take the sexual tension anymore."

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Joey Essex and Amy Willerton

Although Joey and Amy dated very briefly after the show, it wasn't to be - Joey has recently been linked to Love Island 2018's Ellie Brown, and Amy was thought to be dating One Direction's Niall Horan before becoming 'engaged' to entrepreneur Daniel Day.

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2015: Ferne McCann and George Shelley

Every single viewer of I'm A Celebrity in 2015 noticed the chemistry between TOWIE star Ferne McCann and Union J singer George Shelley, with the pair's outrageous flirting a memorable part of that series.

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Ferne McCann and George Shelley: Split

The pair confirmed that they'd been on a few dates following their jungle stint - but after George came out as bisexual in 2016, Ferne confirmed that they were close friends, adding that she was "so proud" of him.

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2015: Spencer Matthews and Vicky Pattison

Ferne and George's wasn't the only romance from the 2015 series - Geordie Shore's Vicky Pattison also got it on with Made In Chelsea's resident lothario, Spencer Matthews, despite the fact that he was only in the jungle for three days.

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Spencer Matthews and Vicky Pattison

They dated for several months after the show, attending various events and red carpets together - but Spencer is now happily married to model Vogue Williams, with the pair welcoming son Theodore in 2018.

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2017: Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo and Jack Maynard

Spencer's fellow Made In Chelsea pal Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo was crowned Queen of the Jungle in 2017, striking up a friendship with Connor Maynard's YouTuber brother, Jack Maynard. Although Jack was removed from the show after a matter of days, it turns out that the pair stayed in touch...

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Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo and Jack Maynard

Although they've never confirmed it, Toff and Jack spend an awful lot of time together and post very leading photos on both their Instagram profiles which suggest that they're in a relationship. Hmm...

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2017: Georgia Toffolo and Stanley Johnson

And last but not least - we couldn't have a gallery of I'm A Celeb relationships without including Toff and Stanley's wonderful friendship!

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Georgia Toffolo and Stanley Johnson

Of course, we know they were never involved romantically - Toff is potentially dating Jack and Stanley has been happily married to his wife Jennifer Kidd since 1981. But look at 'em! N'aww.

But ITV bosses spoke to MailOnline, revealing that Harry was not receiving any special treatment as he didn't need it. They said, "We always monitor campmates' health. Harry hasn't had any extra medical checks and is on great form as viewers will have seen in last night's show."

This comes after presenter Holly Willoughby revealed that she doesn't think Harry will take the crown this year, adding that she thinks we will have a "jungle queen".

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.

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