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28th Nov 2022

Jill Scott makes history with I’m A Celeb victory

“I think I’m going to owe my grandma a lot of money for the 12 million votes she’s done.”

Last night’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here saw a brand new Queen of the Jungle crowned – England footballer Jill Scott.

The Lioness beat out her fellow finalists Owen Warner and Matt Hancock by nabbing the majority of votes.

After she was announced as this year’s winner, she said: “I just can’t believe it!

“Honestly, I think I’m going to owe my grandma a lot of money for the 12 million votes she’s done.”

Jill also spoke about how the campmates worked together, and how she feels like they are all winners.

“We were one big team,” she said. “I don’t think there should be one winner, we couldn’t have got through it without all of us.”

For her victory lap, Jill crossed the infamous rope bridge and was met by her partner, Shelly Unitt. Incidentally, Jill’s win is historic, as she is the first LGBT+ woman to be crowned the I’m A Celeb champ.

Over on Twitter, fans revelled in her victory.

The official England account shared a photo of Jill and declared her the “Queen of the jungle”.

Another viewer wrote: “The men don’t bring it home for over 50 years and Jill Scott brings it home twice in one year.”

During her time in the jungle, Jill spoke about how LGBT+ players are treated in football, and how there is a huge gulf between women’s and men’s football.

“I think in the men’s game, (coming out) it’s so difficult,” she told her campmates during an earlier episode.

“If you think about how much stick they get from the chants… it’s just not a safe environment where they feel safe enough to kind of do that. And that’s so sad.

“But in women’s football it’s just never an issue. Some have partners that are female, some are married to men.”

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