Who knows what else he’s been occupying himself with since he stepped back from football management last year, but at least Harry Redknapp is now up to date on his street slang.
Viewers of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here delighted in a tutorial given by X Factor star Fleur East and Hollyoaks actor Malique Thompson-Dwyer.
In a fireside chat with the pair, 71-year-old Redknapp acquainted himself with the concept of ‘grinding’, which he said he’d introduce to his wife once he’s back at home.
“It’s one of them when you develop a friendship with someone and you come from different backgrounds you tend to pick up on their slang and their language,” explained Malique.
Harry was then introduced to the phrase ‘peng ting’ by Fleur, as a compliment to his beloved wife, which was then integrated into a rap.
Twitter exploded accordingly.
— I'm A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) November 27, 2018
Harry Redknapp waiting for a “peng ting called Sandra” like pic.twitter.com/iX2Mf55Nfp
— ODDSbible Racing (@ODDSbibleRacing) November 27, 2018
Peng ting called Sandra, wana get in ma Range Rover. Harry is my favourite person in the entire world 😂😂 #imaceleb
— claire (@clairestead222) November 28, 2018
Harry singing ‘Peng ting called Sara, you wanna jump in my Range Rover’ has made my year 😂😂😂
— Mitch Palmer (@_mitchjp) November 27, 2018
i am absolutely obsessed with harry redknapp PENG TING #imaceleb
— jess (@jesscumpsonx) November 27, 2018
The former Spurs and Portsmouth manager has melted viewers’ hearts on the show with his remarks about his wife, who he’s been married to for 51 years and he met when he was just 17.
“I love her too much and it scares me,” he told his camp-mates. “If anything happened it would kill me.
“I could never wait to see her, we’re great friends. My son Jamie always says: ‘You won the lottery’ and he’s right.”