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Harry Redknapp found daughter-in-law Louise’s sexy image impossible to reconcile

This week on I’m A Celebrity Emily Atack was campaigning to become Harry Redknapp’s next daughter-in-law, saying that she liked the look of Harry’s football pundit son Jamie.

Jamie was until this time last year married to Louise Redknapp, née Nurding, who came to fame as  a singer with sultry Nineties girl band Eternal.

She also enjoyed a successful solo career, with platinum-selling albums Naked (1996), Woman In Me (1997) and Elbow Beach (2000).

But, Harry revealed in his autobiography, he could never reconcile Louise’s sexy image with the quiet personality of the girl his son married.

He described her as “the most down-to-earth girl you could hope to meet.”

"She may be a pop-star temptress to the youngsters who read those laddish magazines,” he said, “but to me she’s just a lovely girl who’s married to my youngest son.”

Jamie and Louise were married in Bermuda in July 1998 and went on to have two sons together.

Louise confirmed that the 19-year marriage had broken down in a TV interview in September 2017 and their divorce was finalised a few months later.

Harry was enormously fond of his daughter-in-law: "She’s so quiet and shy away from the spotlight that I can’t believe she has the front to go live on stage in front of thousands of people.

"I see her in those glamorous videos for her latest record and find it impossible to reconcile the sexy image I see on screen with the Louise who comes to my home with Jamie for Sunday dinner.”

Aside from music, Louise has presented several television shows and was a judge on So You Think You Can Dance.

She announced in February that she’d be releasing some new music in 2018 but it has yet to materialise.

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