Former Lioness Jill Scott won the reality show ‘I’m a Celebrity.. Get Me Out of Here’ with Owen Warner coming second and Matt Hancock coming third.
She became the first ‘Queen of the Jungle’ for three years, as the show returned to its home in Australia.
On being crowned by campmate Mike Tindall, the Sunderland born athlete said she “couldn’t believe’ that she had won. Remaining as humble as ever, speaking on her win she said, “I don’t think there should be one winner, we couldn’t have got through it without all of us, I think we’ve all been winners of I’m A Celebrity.”
Her win has been overshadowed by the controversial appearance of Matt Hancock, who in his exit interview said his reason for taking part in the show was to, “show what I’m like as a person.”
Figures released by ITV post final show 47% of public votes went to Scott, 31% to Warner and 22% to Hancock. After Hancock was eliminated, Scott won with 58% to Warner’s 42%.
She won over the hearts of the nation from the beginning, with her quick wit and dry sense of humour. This was demonstrated until the end of the series where she said she “thinks she would owe her grandma a lot of money for the 12 million votes she has done.”
During her time on the show, Jill endured seven ‘Bushtucker Trials’ including, ‘Critty Critty Fang Fang’ where she had to face her fears of heights, and ‘‘Scareground’ where along with Owen and Mike were trying to win three of their campmates the chance to enjoy the BBQ on the beach.
Wearing her purple cape and under the alias of ‘Purple Reign’ Jill participated in the one trial that everyone is excited for; Celebrity Cyclone.
Her next trial – Speak Uneasy – involved drinking blended fish eyes and blended goat’s testicles. Teamed with Mike Tindall, they brought back all 10 stars back to camp.
During the final, each of the finalists had to endure one last Trial in order to win their final camp meals.
Jill had to endure a box filled with rats and spin the stars with her tongue, in order to win everyone’s starters, and her drink and treat.
Owen had to eat a fermented duck egg, a camel testicle and a bull penis in order to win his part of the trial.
Hancock’s trial, Flood Your Face, saw him have his head placed in a tank of water, while wearing a snorkel to breathe, for five minutes. Various critters were added around his face, including eels, yabbies and water spiders.
Hollyoaks star Warner, who came second, said he was “so gassed” about Scott’s win. “I think everyone agrees, no-one deserves it more than Jill,” he said.