Harry Redknapp has no sense of smell

Harry Redknapp has no sense of smell

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."
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."
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."