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Harry Redknapp reveals desire to be cast in EastEnders as Mick Carter’s sidekick

Harry Redknapp has revealed that he is very keen to join the cast of EastEnders, and wants bosses to give him a role as a sidekick to Danny Dyer’s character Mick Carter.

The former football manager, 73, did admit that he only intends to appear in the popular BBC soap for a year if his wish was to come true, then he hopes his character would be killed off.

Harry – who was born in East London – admitted he has even written his own script, which sees him play himself as a business partner of Mick.

Goals: Harry Redknapp has revealed that he is very keen to join the cast of EastEnders, and wants bosses to give him a role as a sidekick to Danny Dyer’s character Mick Carter

Speaking to The Sun, he explained: ‘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 putters 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”.

Plot: Harry - who was born in East London - has even written his own script, which sees him play himself as a business partner of Mick

Plot: Harry – who was born in East London – has even written his own script, which sees him play himself as a business partner of Mick

Fan favourite: Mick Carter is one of EastEnders' most popular characters

Fan favourite: Mick Carter is one of EastEnders’ most popular characters

Harry revealed he would then walk into the pub and tell the punters he has moved his business to the area, as he teams up with Mick. 

The former football star joked he is just waiting on a call from the soap to offer him the role. 

The character of Mick Carter is well known as a supporter of West Ham, and often wears claret-and-blue outfits in a nod to the team’s colours on the show.

Football supporter: The character of Mick Carter is well known as a supporter of West Ham and on his living room wall, he also has a West Harm shirt with 'Carter 77' written on it (pictured above)

Football supporter: The character of Mick Carter is well known as a supporter of West Ham and on his living room wall, he also has a West Harm shirt with ‘Carter 77’ written on it (pictured above)

On his living room wall, he also has a West Harm shirt with ‘Carter 77’ written on it.

In real life actor Danny, 43, is a huge fan of the football club, which Harry played for 175 times and managed between 1994 and 2001.

It comes after Harry revealed that his beloved pet dog Lulu died over the Christmas period, with the star revealing the sad news on Instagram.

 

Tragic: It comes after Harry revealed that his beloved pet dog Lulu died over the Christmas period

Tragic: It comes after Harry revealed that his beloved pet dog Lulu died over the Christmas period

Posting a snap of his dog, he wrote: ‘We are very sad to have lost our lovely Lulu on Sunday morning… 11 and a half years of love, lots of cuddles and walks (Lulu’s favourite things to do). Forever in our hearts xx.’

Harry had previously revealed he had to rush Lulu to the vets when his other dog Barney ate a Christmas cake full of currants, as the dried fruit can be toxic to animals.

He urged fans to be careful what families fed their pets over the festive season, as some foods could prove to be toxic.

Harry had previously revealed he had to rush Lulu to the vets in 2019 when his other dog Barney ate a Christmas cake full of currants, as the dried fruit can be toxic to animals

Harry had previously revealed he had to rush Lulu to the vets in 2019 when his other dog Barney ate a Christmas cake full of currants, as the dried fruit can be toxic to animals

He told The Sun: ‘There’s so much that dogs can’t eat, we had last year, one of my dogs, Barnet, he ate a whole Christmas cake, a whole Christmas cake, right, and, so I said, I don’t know if it’s bad for them or what, you know, so I rung. The vet, they said: ‘Get him in immediately’.

‘So we take him to the vet, and they have to pump its stomach, because currents, that would kill them, they would die.

‘It would have killed him. So poor Lulu, who hasn’t eaten any, they pumped her stomach just in case she’d ate some, and no one knew, and she hasn’t even done nothing wrong really, but she had to suffer as well.’

Warning: He urged fans to be careful what families fed their pets over the festive season, as some foods could prove to be toxic

Warning: He urged fans to be careful what families fed their pets over the festive season, as some foods could prove to be toxic

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