Harry Redknapp has scored a bunch of rave reviews for his EastEnders cameo.

The ex-football manager, 74, got a big reaction on social media when his appearance aired on Friday.

Many fans even reckon he is better at acting than the soap’s cast – although he was only playing himself.

One viewer said: “Harry Redknapp’s cameo was better acted than some of the actual cast.”

Another said: “Harry Redknap acted better than any of the EastEnders cast, BAFTA for Sir Harry Redknap.”

And one said: “Absolutely loved Harry in EastEnders tonight, he fitted in perfectly, total natural at acting.”

During the episode Harry was seen getting a drink in the Queen Vic pub and chatting with landlord Mick Carter, played by Danny Dyer.

He was also seen having a selfie with Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) and getting an earful from Kat Slater (Jessie Wallace).

Harry has admitted it was a thrill to be on the show.

He said: “I am a real East Ender and very proud of that. So to actually get a little cameo part in the show was good fun for me. I really enjoyed it.”

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Show bosses brought Harry in as part of celebrations to mark the Euro 2020 tournament.

But it failed to pull in bumper ratings for the soap with just 1.9million tuning in on Friday night.

However, many fans had already watched the episode in advance on BBC iPlayer as the soap is currently being made available as a box set each week.

On Sunday night the nation will hold its breathe as England take on Italy in the final of the Euros at Wembley Stadium.

Gareth Southgate's lads potentially just 90 minutes away from finally bringing football home and lifting the trophy in front of a sell out crowd.

The match is tipped to be one of, if not the, biggest TV events of the year with over 23 million people tuning into the semi-final against Denmark earlier this week.

Kick off is at 8pm.

  • BBC
  • Eastenders
  • Gareth Southgate
  • Queen
  • Euro

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