Harry Redknapp has no sense of smell
15 November 2018 - 11:00 AM

Harry Redknapp has no sense of smell

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Harry Redknapp has a big advantage over his "I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!" campmates because he has no sense of smell.

The football manager lost the ability to pick up odours after a road accident in Italy 18 years ago - which killed Bournemouth managing director Brian Tiler and three young Italians - when his minibus collided with a car.

In his 2013 autobiography "Always Managing", Harry - who has "no memory" of the incident - wrote: "I woke up in hospital.

"I had fractured my skull and many other bones, and suffered a horrific gash to my leg.

"I don't think my life was ever in danger but I have never regained my sense of smell, not a complete disadvantage in some dressing rooms."

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While that bodes well for potentially awful camp and jungle scents - and possible fish guts in the Bushtucker Trials - the 71-year-old star has also revealed he can last a long time without eating.

He recently said: "I have got bad eating habits. I can go all day without eating until the evening. Eating won't be a problem for me."

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Meanwhile, his son Jamie Redknapp has joked his biggest fear is seeing his dad in the reality show's famous shower.

He told The Sun newspaper's Bizarre TV column: "Dad hasn't really got any phobias, to be honest. As a kid he was never worried about spiders. I'm worried about him with the shower scene in his pants!

"I hope he finds a mate in there because from people I've spoken to the hardest things are lack of food, but he doesn't eat a lot my dad so that's gonna help him, and secondly it's the boredom factor, there's no racing channel for him to watch."

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