Harry Redknapp failed to use Anne Hegertys help as lifeline before epic Millionaire error

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Football legend Harry Redknapp, 74, was left red faced after he failed to walk away with any money during his time on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, but showed he had a heart of gold when he took money out of his own pocket to give to charity. Now his former I’m A Celebrity campmate Anne Hegerty, 63, has spilled the beans on her role in Harry’s Millionaire stint. 

Harry managed to become the first celebrity to play on the game show without winning any cash for a good cause, but that didn’t stop him from donating the money anyway.

The former football manager and player left show host Jeremy Clarkson, 61, astonished when he crashed out of the competition early without any money in the bank. 

The star was reportedly embarrassed that he only managed to answer three questions correctly, raising a total of just £300 before going bust on his £500 question.

When asked if she kept in touch with any of her I’m A Celebrity pals at the ITV Palooza red carpet last week, The Chase’s ‘Governess’ revealed that they still chat on WhatsApp and that she’d even agreed to do Harry a special favour ahead of his Who Wants to be a Millionaire? appearance.

“I was going to be his phone a friend!” Anne told Express.co.uk.

“I was sitting there and there were two security guys in the garden and I had the window open and they were peering through just to make sure I wasn’t cheating, or that I wasn’t on the phone to anyone.”

However, Anne’s time waiting for Harry to call in was cut short when he left the competition earlier than expected. 

She continued: “Then we suddenly got told, ‘OK, pack up, you know, you’re not needed.’


“And I thought, ‘Oh, he must have asked someone else,’ but oh no…”

When it was pointed out that her experience as a chaser might have made her the perfect phone a friend, Anne admitted that she could have been an asset to the former football manager. 

Anne said: “Yeah I definitely would have known the answer – it’s unfortunate.” 

Nevertheless, Anne went on to gush about her former campmate, who she claimed knows “a lot” about other subjects, suggesting that perhaps it just wasn’t his day on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?. 

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“I mean, he’s a lovely guy and there’s a ton of stuff that he does know far more about than I do,” the quizzer explained. 

“And I always say my great regret in the jungle is that I didn’t listen to more of his stories. 

“Because he has some great stories and I could have learned some really useful things.”

The rules of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? stipulate that a player must answer five questions correctly in order to win a guaranteed prize of £1,000 to take away.

Therefore, by only answering three questions, Harry was unable to secure any money. 

When players answer 10 questions correctly, they guarantee themselves £32,000, while answering all 15 questions correctly wins them the top prize of one million pounds.

Harry is no stranger to televised game shows, even going on to win I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! back in 2018 when the public fell in love with his personality.

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




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