I’m A Celeb winner Harry Redknapp is the show’s ‘most popular ever contestant’… as bookies shell out over £10m to punters after his victory

Andrew Bullock For Mailonline

Winner of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Harry Redknapp is said to be the most popular contestant to ever have appeared on the series.

And the football manager’s victory has led to bookies having to shell out in excess of £10m according to reports.

Harry, 71, has been the standout favourite to win the show from day one, with a flurry of bets being placed since his entry over three weeks ago.

Champ: Winner of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Harry Redknapp is said to be the most popular contestant to ever have appeared on the series

BookmakersTV have revealed that 53 per cent of betting slips saw Harry named as the winner of this series.

‘Harry’s supporters will be quids in at the expense of the bookies and not for the first time,’ a spokesperson said.

It’s said that Harry earned £500k for his month on the show, and was the second-highest paid contestant after Noel Edmonds is said to have taken home £600k.

Ironically, Noel entered the show last and was evicted first, making him the shortest-running star in camp this year.

Final three: The football manager's victory has led to bookies having to shell out in excess of £10m according to reports [pictured with runner-up Emily Atack and third placed John Barrowman]

Final three: The football manager's victory has led to bookies having to shell out in excess of £10m according to reports [pictured with runner-up Emily Atack and third placed John Barrowman]

Final three: The football manager’s victory has led to bookies having to shell out in excess of £10m according to reports [pictured with runner-up Emily Atack and third placed John Barrowman]

Success: Harry, 71, has been the standout favourite to win the show from day one, with a flurry of bets being placed since his entry over three weeks ago

Speaking after his win, Harry said: ‘I’m amazed I survived three weeks to be honest with you.

‘When I first came in, I looked and I thought, “Oh my God, I’m in trouble here.” I looked at the group and I thought, they don’t really know or are interested in anything I’m interested in.

‘I thought it’s going to be a hard couple of weeks but they just dragged me through it, every one of them.

Speaking after his win, Harry said: ‘I’m amazed I survived three weeks to be honest with you’ [pictured with wife Sandra]

‘They’re the most lovely people I’ve ever met, the whole group. There wasn’t one person I could ever say one single bad word about. They were amazing.

‘Without them, I would never have survived. They really have helped me. They pulled me up hills, they’ve dragged me through the water.

‘They’ve been pushing me; “C’mon Harry get up, you can do it”.’

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