I’m A Celeb winner Jill Scott talks wedding plans after ‘difficult’ time away from partner

Jill Scott wins I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here. (ITV)

Wedding planning is on the cards for former Lioness Jill Scott after winning ITV’s I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!

Scott was crowned Queen of the Jungle on Sunday night (27 November), becoming the second LGBTQ+ person and the first queer woman to win the show.

Throughout her time in the jungle Scott spoke about her relationship with partner Shelly Unitt, who she got engaged to back in March 2020.

“Obviously… the next plan is to get wed,” Scott told MailOnline.

Getting planning underway “will be nice” after getting engaged more than two years ago, she said, noting that the COVID-19 pandemic prevented them from going ahead sooner.

“I think we do need to get some planning in place.”

Jill Scott, who retired from football in August after helping England win the Women’s Euros, said being away from Unitt, friends, and family while in the jungle “was really difficult”.

“Usually being away at a tournament, you’re away for two and a half months sometimes but you can FaceTime, you can text.”

However, “coming out and seeing how proud everyone is makes it all worthwhile”, the 35-year-old said.

Jill Scott reflected on how football meant she had spent periods of time away from her partner.

“I have always appreciated our relationship 100 per cent – being able to go off and do football and be away two weeks out of every month it’s so hard for the person that you’re with and the sacrifices they have to do.”

But Scott said her a Unitt were “a good team” and that she had had her partner’s support “from day one”.

As for where what their wedding could look like, Scott said she was “excited to see what happens in the future, but I don’t think there will be a wedding in the jungle”.

After being crowned Queen off the Jungle, Scott told the show she was “totally in shock”.

“I don’t know why everybody voted,” she said. Scott received the majority of the 12 million votes to win, with Hollyoaks star Owen Warner placing second and Conservative MP Matt Hancock coming third.

Before entering the jungle, Jill Scott spent 16 years playing for England – becoming one of only two players to win over 150 caps for the country in the process.

She was also appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2020 for her services to women’s football.

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