Harry Redknapp turned down Strictly Come Dancing after 'hopeless' one-day trial

HARRY Redknapp has revealed he was asked to compete in Strictly Come Dancing – but has turned it down after his "hopeless" trial.

The 72-year-old football manager was eyed up for the BBC dance show after he stole the nation's hearts when he won I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! last year.

But after having a trial dance session he decided against following in the footsteps of his former daughter-in-law Louise Redknapp's footsteps, who was the runner up to Ore Oduba in 2016.

Speaking to The Mirror with his wife Sandra, he said: "The BBC bosses sent over a dancer to put me through my paces for a day, but it's not for me.

"No chance. It's a great show but I can't dance to save my life, can I, Sandra?"

"Even if [I'm a Celebrity's] Fleur and Emily gave me some lessons, I'd still be hopeless."

Even with the help of his I'm a Celeb campmates Fleur East Harry wouldn't sign up for Strictly Come DancingHowever, Harry did contemplate taking to the dance floor before he signed himself up to live in the Australian outback and undergo Bushtucker trials.

Speaking previously he said: "I told Jamie I was thinking of doing Strictly and I don't think he was pleased about it.

"And so I was offered the Jungle at the same time and chose to do that."

Jamie's reluctance for his dad to sign up to the dance show may be due to the fact that the Strictly curse was largely blamed for the breakdown of his marriage to Louise Redknapp after she appeared in the 2016 series.

The pair split in 2017 after 19 years of marriage, with Louise's close relationship with her professional dance partner, Kevin Clifton, said to have played a role.

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