Fresh from his success in the jungle, Harry Redknapp has added another trophy to his collection by winning the inaugural ‘Sportsperson with a Personality Award’ today – the first award designed to celebrate sportsmen and women for their personalities, rather than just their talent.
Harry Redknapp pipped Tyson Fury into second, while YouTuber and Boxer KSI finished third in a tightly contested public vote that saw thousands of nominations. Redknapp and Fury were clear front-runners from the start, before the former’s emotional jungle reunion with wife Sandra prompted an insurmountable voting surge.
As well as the honour of the prize itself, Harry Redknapp’s victory also secured a £5,000 cash prize for his chosen charity – Diverse Abilities. The Dorset-based charity has enjoyed the support of Harry Redknapp throughout his career and the money will go towards aiding people with profound learning difficulties in the area.
Speaking on his win, Harry Redknapp said: “It’s not been a bad few weeks for me and public votes! It was terrific to be named king of the jungle, but now I’m very humbled to have won another award. Sport is full of characters, so to get recognised is very rewarding.
“The most important part of this win is the charity prize. I’m delighted to be able to continue my support for Diverse Abilities, they do tremendous work and every penny is vital for them, so I hope this makes a real impact.”