Harry Redknapp admits he’s ‘pleased he grew up in a council house’

Harry Redknapp admits he’s ‘pleased he grew up in a council house with no showers, central heating or inside toilet’ because it means he doesn’t take his £3.5 million Sandbanks home for granted

Harry Redknapp, 72, has revealed that he’s glad he grew up in a council house The former West Ham manager lived on an east London council estate as a child Then Harry’s successful football career saw him move to Sandbanks in Dorset 

Harry Redknapp has revealed that he’s glad he grew up in a council house as it means he doesn’t take his luxurious life for granted.

The former midfielder and West Ham manager, 72, lived on an east London council estate as a child before his successful football career saw him move to Sandbanks, Dorset, one of the UK’s most exclusive postcodes.

In 2015, he sold his first Sandbanks property to Barry Bester, who co-founded Topps Tiles in the 1980s, for £6.8 million, making a profit of nearly £4 million, and bought his current home for a bargain £3.5 million.  

But the I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here 2018 winner said he wouldn’t have swapped his childhood home – which had no showers, no central heating and no inside toilet – when appearing on tonight’s Harry Redknapp’s Sandbanks Summer.

The ITV programme sees Harry and his wife Sandra throw open the doors to their home of 20 years – in a neighbourhood where one 850ft street with 13 properties was valued at £93million a couple of years ago.

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Harry in the garden of his Sandbanks home with his two Bulldogs Lou Lou and Barney

Harry Redknapp (pictured left as a youngster and right, recently) has revealed that he’s glad he grew up in a council house as it means he doesn’t take his luxurious life for granted

On tonight's Harry Redknapp's Sandbanks Summer, Harry and his wife Sandra (pictured in their house) throw open the doors to their Sandbanks home of 20 years

On tonight’s Harry Redknapp’s Sandbanks Summer, Harry and his wife Sandra (pictured in their house) throw open the doors to their Sandbanks home of 20 years

In episode two, airing at 8pm, Harry is joined by footballing friends John Barnes and Chris Kamara and takes them, and viewers, to the water to show off what Sandbanks has to offer from the sea.

Sitting on a luxurious yacht that he’s been loaned for the day, the former Birmingham City manager admits that it is larger than his childhood home.



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