Jill Scott talks winning I'm A Celeb, Matt Hancock and missing World Cup games
Jill Scott speaks to Good Morning Britain after leaving the I'm a Celeb jungle
Being crowned I'm a Celebrity's new queen of the jungle "hasn't sunk in yet", Jill Scott has said.
During Sunday night’s show, the former England footballer beat Matt Hancock and Owen Warner to win 2022's competition.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain on Monday, 35-year-old Scott said: "This just hasn't sunk in yet, it's a really weird feeling right now.
"I really did enjoy it. It was tough times but being on that cyclone challenge was like being a young kid again.
"I just felt like I threw myself at everything and tried to make the most of an incredible experience."
When asked what she missed more, her fiancée or the current World Cup, Scott answered: “Don’t get me into trouble, it’s got to be Shelly and, obviously, my family and friends but I have missed the World Cup games so much.
"Me and Owen were begging for the scores and then the day that we had an ice lolly and the scores were revealed on the stick, that was one of the best days in the jungle.”
Scott went on to share who from the current men’s England squad she thinks would make a good jungle campmate: “Jordan Henderson fellow Mackem (resident of Sunderland), he’s got a strong mindset so let's put him in the jungle but only once he’s retired.”
When quizzed about fellow campmate Matt Hancock, Scott shared: “To be fair, he smashed the trials, so as long as he was feeding us, I was happy.”
Former health secretary Hancock left the jungle in third place.
Loose Women star Charlene White was the first to be eliminated from the competition, followed by Scarlette Douglas, Sue Cleaver, Boy George, Babatunde Aleshe, Chris Moyles, Seann Walsh and former England rugby player Mike Tindall.
Speaking to hosts Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly after winning, Scott said: “We were one big team, I don’t think there should be one winner, we couldn’t have got through it without all of us.”
The I’m A Celebrity final averaged 10.1 million viewers, making it the highest rated final since 2018.
It was an increase of 3.6 million viewers compared to last year's final.
In the final episode of the 2022 series, the trio had to undertake their final Bushtucker Trials to be in with a chance of winning a starter, main course and dessert of their choice, as well as drinks and treats.
For the first time the celebrities were able to watch one another attempt to complete the challenges, with Scott taking on the first trial, Rat Race.
Hosts Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly explained the rules of the challenge, with Dec saying: “You will lay in this box and release the stars using only your mouth. Each star you get off the thread is another star won. There are five stars up for grabs, which will each be added to the box one at a time.”
Ant added: “First three stars are each worth a starter for you and your campmates tonight. The fourth is your drink and the fifth is the treat of your choice.”
Warner was up next to take on Bushtucker Bonanza during which he would win main courses for himself and his campmates if he managed to eat a selection of five questionable dishes including a fermented duck egg and a camel’s testicle.
Hancock took on the final trial, Flood Your Face, which saw the MP for West Suffolk have his head in a tank of water, while wearing a snorkel to breathe, for five minutes. Each minute endured secured one star and the chance for Hancock to provide his campmates with desserts of their choosing.
The trial saw Hancock remain in the tank while various critters were added around his face, including eels, yabbies and water spiders.
The trio successfully completed each of their challenges and earned all the available stars.
Each of the campmates were rewarded with their tailor-made three course meals, with Hancock opting for garlic prawns to start, followed by steak and chips with a mozzarella side salad.
For dessert he chose apple pie with salted caramel ice cream and opted for a drink of red wine and blue cheese with crackers as his treat.
Warner, who has been open about struggling with hunger during the competition, chose a calamari starter with a quadruple stack beef burger with cheese and bacon and chips for his main course.
That was followed by a pizza-sized cookie dough dessert along with a treat of American-style pancakes, crispy bacon and maple syrup, with a Coca-Cola to drink.
Scott opted for prawn cocktail to start, followed by a traditional beef Sunday dinner with gravy and Yorkshire pudding, and had a cheese board for dessert.
She also had Coca-Cola for her drink, and chose a flat white coffee and bar of milk chocolate for her treat.
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