I’m A Celeb winner Jill Scott shares real feelings about Matt Hancock: ‘Everyone was equal’

Matt Hancock (L) and Jill Scott (R) with a yellow and green border.

I’m A Celebrity 2022 winner Jill Scott has opened up living with Matt Hancock in the jungle.

The former Lioness became the first LGBTQ+ woman to win I’m A Celeb, with the majority of 12 million voters choosing her as Queen of the Jungle on Sunday (27 November). 

She won over Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner, and former health secretary Matt Hancock, who came in third place. 

Hancock remained a controversial figure throughout his time on the show, with many people criticising his decision to enter the jungle as a sitting MP, and in light of his track record throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Since all the campmates were isolated from the outside world, contestants were not privy to the thoughts of the general public.

Speaking to Good Morning Britain on Monday morning (28 November), Jill Scott shared her thoughts about Hancock.

“I haven’t had a chance to catch up so I still feel I’m in a little bubble,” she said.

“I did feel like when we got in that jungle, everyone was just equal.

“In there, food is so important, to go on trials and win stars – he did that, to be fair. He smashed the trials.”

“As long as he was feeding us, I was happy.”

Jill Scott’s future wide open

Scott entered the jungle after retiring from football – she was part of the team that won the Women’s Euros this summer.

She told GMB that she doesn’t know what comes next.

“I haven’t got any plans. When I retired, I should have had a plan. That’s how I landed in the jungle.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do next. If you give everything every single day, keep trying to be a good person, see what happens.”

One thing that will certainly keep her busy is her coffee shop Boxx2Boxx, which she runs with partner Shelly Unitt.

Matt Hancock caused a stir within the camp as a late arrival, with the others questioning his decision to enter and the choices he made over the pandemic.

A particularly vocal opponent was Boy George, who was in tears the first day Hancock entered the camp, however by the end it seemed the singer had warmed up to him.

After he left the jungle, Boy George also spoke out about his time with Hancock, denying any allegations that he tried to “bully” him and saying there was “zero issue” between them.

Although Hancock is yet to speak out since leaving the jungle, fellow MP and business secretary Grant Shapps had harsh criticism for him on Times Radio.

“I do think… that his true position should have been in parliament this last few weeks, and serving his constituents,” he said.

“You know, it’s often said that… politics is showbusiness for ugly people. He should be with us uglies back in the House rather than the jungle down under.”

“Why would you go off and spend all that time in the jungle if you were going to carry on in parliament? I’m only speculating.”