Dan Walker, 43, and his BBC Breakfast co-host Louise Minchin, 51, were joined by Harry, 73, live from his home in Bournemouth on Monday’s show. The former footballer manager discussed a whole manner of topics with the presenters, including what he got up to during the nationwide lockdown and how he’s been enjoying the relaxation of measures. With the reality television show victor planning on taking a trip to Cornwall soon, the BBC star wanted to quiz him about how he ate his scones. With the subject matter at the centre of huge controversy, the response from the I’m A Celebrity champion led to a heated debate, albeit in jest.
Coming to the end of the interview, Dan asked his guest: “Harry before we let you go, the big question when you go to Cornwall when you have your scone, is it jam first or cream first for you?”
Without much deliberation, the footballer manager commented: “Cream first. I don’t know if that’s the correct way of doing it.”
Though Louise was appeased with his answer, her co-star had a very different response as he said: “Redknapp, you’re dead to me, goodbye.”
Although it was tense for a second, the presenter followed up his joke with a laugh, although his co-host looked slightly awkward.
“Not to me, forever a legend,” Louise told the reality television star as her colleague rounded off the conversation on good terms.
“Lovely to speak to you Harry, thank you very much,” Dan said, before carrying on with the rest of the show.
The set-up of the interview was as such, with the BBC still adhering to strict social distancing measures in light of the coronavirus crisis.
With Harry joining via video link, the presenters continued to keep a two-metre distance and still have to apply their own make-up behind-the-scenes.
Dan recently took to Twitter and shared his thoughts on the process with his 667,700 followers after four months of practice.
Whilst Dan provoked a reaction with his behind-the-scenes shots, Harry discussed his reaction to Bournemouth Cherries being relegated from the Premier League last weekend.
Under the wing of boss Eddie Howe, 42, the club has risen through the ranks but didn’t manage to do enough to secure a place in the latter stages of the competition on Sunday.
Praising the manager’s efforts, the reality television star said: “What he’s done there is way beyond belief. He’s done such an amazing job.
“People forget that this club, in 100 years, has never been out of Division Two or Three,” he continued.
Harry added: “Championship football was probably punching way above their weight – let alone getting into the Premier League and that’s where Eddie has taken them.
“He’s taken them through the divisions, took them to the Premier League, five years in the Premier League and never really been in relegation trouble before this year.
“The job he’s done has been one of the most incredible stories in football,” the former manager declared.
“For Bournemouth, they will go down but I think they’ll regroup and I think Eddie’s the man to bring them back up again.”