EastEnders’ Mick and Linda react to new arrival Harry Redknapp in first look pics

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EastEnders fans are in for a treat as Harry Redknapp is set to arrive in Walford this week.

BBC have given fans a glimpse of his explosive entrance in first look images which show the 74-year-old star walking into the Queen Vic pub.

The former football manager and player will get to know some of the locals in Albert Square in Friday's episode on July 9.

BBC had previously shared images of Harry reuniting with his old friend Rocky (Brian Conley) and a few other EastEnders locals.

But the two brand new photos of him setting foot inside the legendary boozer feature the reaction of pub landlord Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) and his wife Linda (Kellie Bright).

EastEnders fans are in for a treat as Harry Redknapp is set to arrive in Walford this week
(Image: PA)

And it seems Mick has plenty to be excited about as Harry doesn't just pop in for a pint, he also signs Mick's much loved West Ham football shirt.

Speaking about his soap cameo, Harry previously said: "My wife never misses an episode. I watch it but if there's a match on the other side, I'll be honest, I have to switch.

One image shows just how excited Mick and Linda Carter are when Harry stops by the Queen Vic and signs a football shirt
(Image: PA)

"But I've followed it over the years and I remember when it first started all them years ago, it was so exciting. It's a great show, we've always been fans in the family.

"I've been watching [the cast] all over the years so I was really looking forward to it. Away from the show, I'm a big fan of Brian Conley, I think he's a fantastic talent and I love hearing him sing…

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"Everyone from the cast and the crew were so lovely, I couldn't tell you how nice everyone was to me," he added.

However, Harry isn't just stopping at EastEnders – and has revealed he wants to land a Coronation Street cameo as well.

The former West Ham manager has even joked he is trying to "perfect" his Manchester accent so he can land a role in Corrie following his EastEnders stint.

BBC had previously shared images of Harry reuniting with his old friend Rocky, played by Brian Conley, and a few other EastEnders locals
(Image: BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)

In an interview with Inside Soap magazine, he said of Walford: "I'd love to return. I'm always available and they had better hurry up, because I'm sure that Coronation Street will be trying to get me now, I'm starting to perfect my Manchester accent!

"But really, I had a great time, and I would love to go back."

EastEnders airs Mondays and Fridays at 8pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm on BBC One.

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