Harry Redknapp's new show praised for raising mental health awareness

Dan Seddon
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From Digital Spy

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 2018 winner Harry Redknapp returned to TV screens tonight (March 18) with his new two-part show Harry's Heroes: The Full English.

When he's not chomping down on jam roly-polies, Harry's collecting a group of England footballing legends to see if they can regain their fitness (and skill) years after retirement.

The aim? To play a full 11-a-side match against their German counterparts, in hope of extinguishing the nations' long-held rivalry.

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Although tonight's episode was a hit for numerous reasons – including the awesome nostalgia flowing through every scene, not to mention Neil 'Razor' Ruddock's humour – its raising awareness of mental health struck the biggest chord with viewers.

On a fishing trip with former Dancing on Ice star David Seaman and ex-Liverpool player Robbie Fowler, Arsenal icon Paul Merson took some time to reflect on his battle with various addictions.

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Gambling and drugs were two demons which followed Paul around during his phenomenal career, and his candid discussion about their effect on his life was praised by viewers of the show. Here's what they had to say:

It was certainly nice to see the King of the Jungle back on television tonight, and even Harry's wife Sandra popped on screen for a brief appearance.

Harry's Heroes: The Full English concludes tomorrow night (March 19) at 9pm on ITV.

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