Harry Redknapp to star on new ITV series Hard to Please OAPS
25 March 2019 - 5:00 PM

Harry Redknapp to star on new ITV series Hard to Please OAPS

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Harry Redknapp is to star in new ITV reality series "Hard to Please OAPS".

The six-part series will feature eight older celebrities testing out gadgets and tech and being tasked with deciding whether or not hi-tech products do indeed make life easier or whether things were better in the old days.

"I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Here!" winner Harry will be joined on the show by "EastEnders" actress June Brown, Jack Whitehall's father Michael Whitehall, legendary "Hi-De-Hi!" star Ruth Madoc, ex-political correspondent John Sergeant, Three Degrees singer Sheila Ferguson, showbiz legend Lionel Blair and "Coronation Street" actress Amanda Barrie.

The group will be testing out smart speakers, electric cars, remote control golf trolleys, home saunas, high tech tents, dog cameras and pooper scooper vacuums among other items.

Retired football manager Harry, 72, isn't too keen on embracing the modern world, saying: "All of them machines! Arghh, I can't stand it. I don't use them. I think it's quite dangerous for pensioners."

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June, 92, had difficulty using an Amazon Alexa and thinks modern gadgets merely "complicate life".

June - who joined "East Enders" as Dot Cotton in 1985 - said: "Why isn't life simple? That's what I want to know? We complicate life. I hate gadgets and I hate social networks!"

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Amanda - who is most famous for playing Alma Sedgewick on "Corrie" - also quipped that she wasn't keen on the concept of driverless cars and described them as "sinister" and "so dangerous."

She said: "Driverless cars to me sound really sinister in some way and so dangerous but they're not coming out for another five years and I'll be dead by then so I'll be fine. I'm not going to worry about it!"

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