JUNGLE star Malique Thompson-Dwyer is dating Harry Redknapp’s granddaughter Molly after they grew close at the I’m A Celeb wrap party, The Sun Online can reveal.
The 20-year-old Hollyoaks actor and 19-year-old Molly James-Redknapp – the daughter of Harry’s son Mark – are now “officially” an item.
A source explained: “Malique and Molly got on really well at the I’m A Celeb wrap party and stayed in touch after everyone flew home from Australia.
“They have met up a few times and are now officially dating. He’s even planning a trip to Bournemouth to spend quality time with her.”
The insider added: “They make a cute couple and everyone is really pleased they have remained close since the show, especially because Harry got on so well with Malique in the jungle.”
Molly flew out to Australia with gran Sandra, 71, to greet Harry when he left the jungle – and it was soon apparent how much she and Malique liked each other.
Molly flew to Australia with granny Sandra to greet jungle king Harry[/caption]
They were noticeably close as they headed into the I’m A Celeb party[/caption]
Malique was the second star to be voted out of I’m A Celeb[/caption]
The pair were seen chatting intimately at the pre-drinks bash at the Gold Coast’s five-star Versace Hotel.
They also sat next to each other on the 45-minute coach journey from the hotel to the wrap party – even walking out together arm-in-arm until they spotted photographers.
Harry, also 71, was reportedly on the coach too, though he didn’t sit with his granddaughter and made an early exit from the show’s wrap party.
Molly posted a picture of her with soap star Malique at the party[/caption]
He formed a close friendship with Molly’s grandad Harry in the jungle[/caption]
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Malique and Molly’s romance is far from the only one that manager-turned-matchmaker Harry has unwittingly organised.
He gave his blessing to Emily to make a move on his single son Jamie, 45, telling her she would “be fantastic” as a daughter in law.
The football star also helped Vamps star James McVey choose the ring to propose to girlfriend Kirstie Brittain with last week.
Get that man on as a coach on Celebs Go Dating – and quick.
A rep for Malique declined to comment.
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