James McVey, 25, spoke out to clarify rumours about I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! winner Harry Redknapp’s involvement in his proposal on The
James McVey, 25, spoke out to clarify rumours about I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! winner Harry Redknapp’s involvement in his proposal on The One Show last week. The Vamps musician was quizzed by hosts Matt Baker, 41, and Alex Jones, 42, about reports that the former football manager, 72, had helped him to plan a very special part of his engagement to fiancee Kirstie Brittain, 23. Alex asked: “Is it true that Harry Redknapp helped you choose the ring for your lovely girlfriend Kirstie?” James enthusiastically replied: “Yeah, it’s beautiful!”
He then elaborated on his relationship with his ex-campmate, adding: “I really like him and we’ve got really close.”
The star also admitted that he has set a date for his wedding, telling the presenters that the big day will be taking place in “November next year.”
James and Harry developed a strong bond on last year’s series of the ITV reality show, after surviving various gruesome challenges and tasks together.
In a recent interview with HELLO! Magazine, the guitarist divulged further details about how Harry’s advice led to his proposal.
He explained: “Harry said he knew a really good jeweller whenever I was ready to do it and I thought, I may as well just do it,
“By the time Harry arrived I had already chosen the ring; as soon as I saw it I knew it was the one. And Harry loved it too.”
The pair visited a jeweller in Bournemouth to select the opulent platinum and diamond ring, after making plans to shop together just after Christmas.
Harry’s involvement in James’ romantic tale would not surprise I’m a Celebrity viewers, who were captivated by his stories about his beloved wife Sandra, 72.
The adorable couple have been married for 51 years and melted the hearts of fans when they had the opportunity to reunite in the jungle before the final.
The sporting legend often confessed to missing his other half during his victorious stint on the show, revealing that they never like to spend much time apart.
In one episode, he admitted: “She’s my life, you know?”
The star also gushed: “We just get on so well. I can never wait to see her.”
Harry and Sandra are parents to Mark and Jamie Redknapp and grandparents to their children.
The king of the jungle recently paid tribute to his relationship with Sandra with a sweet throwback photo on Instagram.
Sharing the image with his 1.1 million followers, Harry captioned the post: “A good friend of mine Les Parodi bought round this picture of me and Sandra from 1977 back when I was coaching for Seattle Sounders.”
The duo are pictured on holiday with their arms around each other, smiling for the camera.
Harry and Sandra appear to be wearing matching gold chains in the loved-up snap by the sea, while Sandra showcased her enviable figure and washboard stomach in a brown bikini.