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.
I’ve seen about 30 seconds of Jill Scott on I’m a Celeb and I’ve already learned she had a hamster she was scared of and it turns out, she can actually be nervous.
I’m hooked. This Twitter account is now Queen Jill propaganda.
— Emma Sanders (@em_sandy) November 6, 2022
— (@ina_ina_inaa) November 6, 2022
I wonder if it’s years of sports psychology or just deep inner strength (or a combination) that made Jill Scott so rock in that task #ImACeleb
— Martin Lewis (@MartinSLewis) November 6, 2022
You can just tell Jill Scott was a captain, just the moral support she’s giving Charlene during the challenge is class and definitely someone you need in the Jungle👏🏻 #ImACeleb
— ️ (@indiajxnexx) November 6, 2022
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.
— Aaron (@AzzaCB) November 6, 2022
— Chippy T (@JimBlower) November 6, 2022
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.
Just give Jill Scott the crown already #ImACeleb
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) November 6, 2022
— evasmultifand0m (@evachalisey) November 6, 2022
— Harry (@HarryEsc01) November 6, 2022
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.”
jill scott when she sees matt hancock walk into camp pic.twitter.com/73nf5vpllw
— Alex (@alexevans_14) November 1, 2022
Looking forward to Matt Hancock trying to lecture Jill Scott on leadership and responsibility #ImACeleb
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) November 6, 2022
I’m so ready for a barney between Jill Scott and Matt Hancock – “fuck off you fucking prick” I love her already #ImACeleb
— Faith Martin (@official_faithm) November 6, 2022
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.
surreal that boy george is on tv being celebrated as some diva icon despite kidnapping and chaining a man up? feel like i’m living in the twilight zone
— meghan rose (@meggilleece) November 6, 2022
— Benjamin Butterworth (@benjaminbutter) November 6, 2022
Am I right in believing that Boy George was convicted and served prison time for holding someone hostage and beating them with chains? How the fuck have ITV deemed him ok to go on I’m a Celeb? #ImACeleb
— Nathan (@_N47H4N) November 6, 2022
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.