Harry Redknapp plans first holiday to Cornwall

Harry Redknapp is planning to visit Cornwall on holiday for the first time this summer – because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

However, the football manager and I’m A Celebrity… King of the Jungle revealed he is a ‘cream first’ man when it comes to cream teas.

During an interview with BBC News this morning, Harry was asked if he had any plans for a holiday, amid growing concerns that more countries could be hit with a Spain style quarantine.

Health minister Helen Whately said this morning that so-called air bridges to other countries are constantly “under review” following the Government’s decision to reimpose a blanket quarantine for arrivals from Spain. She was speaking after the Government this weekend removed Spain from the safe-travel list, meaning anyone who goes to Spain, or anyone currently in Spain, will need to self-isolate for 14 days on return on the UK.

When asked about his plans, Harry said: “I doubt we’ll go away, we won’t go abroad – there’s too many problems at the moment.

“Going away and having to come back and into isolation, you know, it’s very difficult.

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“So we may be looking at getting to Cornwall. We’ve not been to Cornwall and it’s somewhere we’ve always really wanted to go and so this is our opportunity this year to have a few days down in Cornwall.”

When asked if was jam first or cream first, Harry replied: “Cream first. That’s the correct way of doing it.”

Last week Cornwall Live reported how Harry was named the patron for a Cornwall-based donkey sanctuary.

The Flicka Foundation, based near Penryn, announced the exciting news on its Facebook page and followed it up with a video message from Harry.

The Flicka Foundation rescues donkeys from situations of abuse, neglect and abandonment and allows them to live out their lives in a safe, peaceful environment.

A spokesman from the foundation commented on the news, saying “we are absolutely over the moon, thrilled and so delighted”.

One of football’s most popular characters, Redknapp turned out for the likes of AFC Bournemouth and West Ham United in his playing career, before going onto manage a host of clubs including, West Ham, Portsmouth, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers.

Redknapp, who had a reputation as ‘a wheeler dealer’ in management, was a contestant in the 2018 series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here. He subsequently won the show, and was crowned ‘King of the Jungle’.

Cornwall Live