EastEnders fans impressed by Harry Redknapps pretty good acting in soap debut

EastEnders fans were left absolutely gobsmacked as football legend Harry Redknapp made his debut on the Square on Friday night.

The I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here winner arrived in Walford in typical style, easing himself out of a car as only his trouser legs and then his brown suit could be seen.

Sonia had promised the drinks would be on her if Rocky's pal Harry actually turned up in Walford – and she was left reaching for her purse as the legend himself appeared behind her.

"Everybody's laughing at you! Out of all the people you could pretend to know – why Harry Redknapp?" Sonia wondered.

But as she clocked the legend himself, he went to pull Rocky in for a hug while he enquired after his wife Sandra.

And fans instantly swarmed to social media to share their own first impressions of seeing such a legend appear on the Square – and they were pretty impressed by his acting skills.

"Harry Redknapp is actually a pretty good actor!" one penned on Twitter, as someone else followed up: "Gotta give it to Harry, his acting wasn't half bad!"

"Harry Redknapp's out-acting the entire cast of #EastEnders tonight lol!!!" a third fan agreed.

And someone else posted: "@Redknapp better acting than a lot of the regular cast there Harry! #EastEnders."

Harry popped into the Queen Vic for a cheeky pint later, leaving Mick tripping over his words as he attempted to encourage the star to return.

"That's on the house!" Mick told Harry, gesturing to his beer. "Harry, there's always a pint in here, on us, for you!"

"Come back!" he ordered shortly after, leaving Harry standing puzzled in the doorway.

"Yeah, sure," he agreed – perhaps thinking he'd forgotten something at the bar.

"I mean, you're welcome back here. Whenever you want! Bring Sandra!" Mick hastily added. "Mind how you go!"

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Mick said Harry is his "Princess Di", as he referred to the sporting legend as royalty to his wife Linda – convincing her that Prince Harry had actually made an appearance in Walford.

Harry informed Rocky that he was planning to take Sandra to stay at the Savoy a bit later on, and didn't hesitate to give Rocky a bit of advice pertaining to Sonia before he left.

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