I’m A Celeb ‘hero’ Jill Scott leaves fans in stitches with Matt Hancock jokes

A promotional photo of England Lioness Jill Scott sitting in a jungle setting for the series I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Outta Here

I’m A Celeb fans were left in stitches as Jill Scott joked about Matt Hancock’s reality TV future.

The former health secretary took a run around the jungle while the other celebs relaxed around the camp, prompting retired Lioness legend Scott to joke that he looked like he was “training for Love Island“.

The footballer, along with comedian Seann Walsh, quipped at Hancock while he ran laps, with Walsh joking that he could see “Matt’s water bottle with his name on it”.

Scott added: “If he collapses I’m not giving him mouth-to-mouth”.

She then addressed Hancock and asked: “Matt, are you training for Love Island next year?”

The controversial politician has had a relatively tough time in the I’m A Celeb jungle so far, being made to swallow a camel penis, sheep vagina and cow anus in an iconic Bushtucker Trial dragged as “unfair” by fans, while teammate Boy George got off fairly lightly with fermented plums and sticky beans.

Jill Scott has become a firm fan-favourite in the jungle since the latest I’m A Celeb series began, winning hearts after opening up about being bullied for playing football as a child.

On Sunday’s (13 November) episode, Scott, 35, told her jungle campmates that while other children were supportive of her playing football, parents could be “mean”.

During a conversation with ITV newsreader Charlene White and A Place In The Sun presenter Scarlette Douglas, Scott said she took up football when she was about five years old.

“[I was] playing in the schoolyard with the boys… I didn’t realise until a couple of weeks in that I was the only girl doing it,” she said in the jungle campsite.

Scott added the parents of kids on “opposing teams” made cruel comments to her when she started out, leading her to coming off the pitch “literally in tears”.

“If I beat their precious son, they’d shout stuff at us, like, ‘kick her, hack her down’… I’d come off the pitch literally in tears,” she said.

White, 42, told Scott her young daughter is now playing the sport, with the Lionesses’ epic win in the Euro 2022 championships providing “massive inspiration” for girls.

Scott said: “Along the way I had to put up with a few mean comments from the parents and stuff like that.

“Now, knowing that her [White’s] young daughter won’t have to face that stuff… she’s on the start of that journey and it can be an amazing one for her.”
I’m A Celeb continues on ITV at 9pm.