I'm A Celeb: Jill Scott is named queen of the jungle

Jill Scott has been crowned Queen of the Jungle after winning I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

La Leona, 35, beat politician Matt Hancock, 44, and Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner, 23, in the grand final on Sunday night after surviving 19 days in the Australian camp.

After congratulating the former midfielder on her win, fourth-place finisher Mike Tindall placed the floral wreath on Jill’s head as she sat triumphantly on the wooden throne.

She was greeted on the red bridge by her fiancée Shelly Unitt, who embraced the champion in a big hug after the engaged couple spent more than a month apart.

Well done: Jill Scott has been crowned Queen of the Jungle after beating second-place finisher Owen Warner in the final of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

Jill’s victory caps a momentous year for the star after playing on the EuroCup-winning side this summer.

The Lionesses were crowned 2022 champions in August when they defeated eight-time champions Germany to secure England’s first trophy since 1966.

Asked before her stint in the jungle how she felt about possibly winning the title, Jill said, “I don’t know yet, it could go either way.” Maybe it could be the best year of my life, but the Euro has already decided it for me.

“Tomorrow is never guaranteed, so I’m always willing to give my all for that day.”

“So, I haven’t thought too much about winning, I just want to get in there and no matter what the result is, just make my family proud.”

After living through the experience, an emotional Jill said during the Sunday night show that she was overwhelmed to have made it to the final.

Speaking to the Bush Telegraph, he said: “When I first went into the jungle and looked at all the celebrities, there was no way I would come close to the final.” Being part of the final three with Owen and Matt, God, it just means the world, it really does.’

Jill ended her playing career with England’s Euro win and said her next goal was to develop her passion for coaching.

Following her jungle hit I’m A Celeb and her rise in profile, the star has been said to be looking for a presenting position on The One Show and to follow in the footsteps of former Arsenal footballer Alex Scott.

During her time at camp, Jill completed several Bushtucker tests, including Critty Critty Fang Fang, Scareground, and Speak Uneasy, where she drank mixed cockroaches while competing for stars alongside Mike Tindall.

He became a much-loved member of the show with comedian Seann Walsh praising his wit and one-liners, which he said could earn him a spot on a show like Mock the Week.

Jill also formed a close friendship with fellow finalist Owen and wasn’t afraid to make fun of Matt Hancock for not abiding by his own Covid guidance during the pandemic.

The star became a fan favorite with her unique dance moves and carefree nature and some viewers are now calling the Sunderland-born contestant the nation’s sweetheart.

During the Sunday show, Jill, Matt and Owen endured the final Bushtucker test of the series to win a camp banquet.

Taking up the Rat Race challenge, Jill was forced to lie down in a box that was filled with rodents, which she admitted to hating, as well as cockroaches and mealworms.

She earned all five stars up for grabs, earning the remaining fieldmates their starters.

Matt and Owen also earned a full set of stars in their respective challenges, Flood Your Face and Bushtucker Bonanza.

On Saturday night, Mike Tindall narrowly missed out on the final after not receiving enough votes to compete on Celebrity Cyclone.

Jill takes the title from last year’s winner, Emmerdale actor Danny Miller, who was King of the Castle in Wales.

Podcast host Giovanna Fletcher won the show in 2020 and EastEnders star Jacqueline was voted Queen of the Jungle during the last series held in Australia before the pandemic.

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