Footballer Jill Scott declared ‘national treasure’


Queen of the jungle? Jill Scott is going down a storm with viewers of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Outta Here! (ITV)

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! is back and England Lioness Jill Scott MBE has already become the (jungle) queen of our hearts.

Entering the series alongside comedian Babatundé Aléshé and presenter Charlene White, Scott – who was part of the squad that won the UEFA Women’s Euro in 2022 – took on a terrifying challenge that saw the trio walk the plank on top of a skyscraper.

Despite having a self-confessed fear of heights, Jill powered to the end of the plank in a few short steps, joining teammate Charlene to win two stars for camp. Her words of encouragement and focus on teamwork have garnered positive reactions and admiration from viewers.

Upon winning the challenge, Scott immediately asked where the red wine was. What an icon.

After arriving at the I’m A Celebrity… camp, Jill Scott then gave us one of the first memes of the season by spectacularly failing to sit in her hammock and landing in the dirt below it.

Viewers have compared the clip to the now infamous meme of an angry Scott swearing at her opponent, Sydney Lohmann, in the Euro’s final.

In short: Jill for the win.

Viewers have also speculated how the meeting between former health minister Matt Hancock, who will enter the jungle this week, and Scott will go – with some hoping for another recreation of the angry/ sweary Scott meme, in which she says: “F** k off, you f**king p***k.”

Viewers have enjoyed the first episode of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!praising the unlikely trio of ex-England rugby player, Mike Tyndall, Corrie star, Sue Cleaver and Chief Himbo – sorry, Hollyoaks star – Owen Warner.

However, viewers are outraged at the appearance of convicted abuser Boy George on the show, arguing that the singer should not be given the platform to rehabilitate his image after chaining up a sex worker and beating him before he escaped.

The singer has blamed “homophobia” for the reaction to his I’m a Celeb casting, but we’re fairly sure it could have something to do with the criminal conviction.

The series continues every night on ITV at 9pm. This evening (7 November), Olivia Attwood, Chris Moyles, Boy George and Scarlette Douglas will be competing in the first Bushtucker Trial of the season.

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