Roundup of social media celebrations to ex Lioness, Jill Scott claiming an ‘amazing triumph’ as Queen of Jungle on I am Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.
Just months after retiring from football following England’s success at UEFA Women’s Euro 2022, Scott entered I am Celeb and proceeded to successfully participate in six bushtucker trials whilst winning over the hearts of the nation with her North-Eastern humour and team spirit.
Scott eventually defeated Hollyoaks star, Owen Warner, plus ex Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, to be crowned Queen of the Jungle after over “12 million votes” were cast since the final vote commenced on Saturday (26 November).
Upon confirmation of the 35 year-old’s success, tributes quickly swept in from the footballing world on social media, as Barclays Women’s Super League urged fans to ‘ALL HAIL QUEEN Jill’ in a celebratory tweet.
ALL HAIL QUEEN JILL! 👑
— Barclays Women’s Super League (@BarclaysWSL) November 27, 2022
England meanwhile sent their own message of support to their second most-capped Lioness following her success in the Jungle.
— England (@England) November 27, 2022
England Lionesses described Scott’s Women’s Euro and I am Celeb triumphs in the same calendar year as just typical of the ex Man City player.
Just @JillScottJS8 things.
— Lionesses (@Lionesses) November 27, 2022
Several of Scott’s former teammates at club and international level quickly followed with their own celebratory tributes to her, led by ex Man City teammate, Ellie Roebuck and Scott’s fellow North-East player, Beth Mead.
Never any doubts 👸👸👸 @JillScottJS8 hero
— Ellie Roebuck (@ellieroebuck) November 27, 2022
— Beth Mead (@bmeado9) November 27, 2022
That’s our Jilly
Congratulations @JillScottJS8 new Queen of the jungle 👸🏻❤️
— Bethany England (@Bethany_Eng15) November 27, 2022
— Fran Kirby (@frankirby) November 27, 2022
QUEEN @JillScottJS8 👏🏼👑❤️
— Alex Greenwood (@AlexGreenwood) November 27, 2022
Incredible person , what a Queen 👑❤️ https://t.co/dQ0XCkC4yO
— Chloe (@Chloe_Kelly98) November 27, 2022
Wow Jill ur the best ❤️👑 @JillScottJS8
— Ella Toone (@ellatoone99) November 27, 2022
— Anita Asante (@NicenNeetz) November 27, 2022
— Sue Smith (@suesmith8) November 27, 2022
— Laura Bassett (@laurabassett6) November 27, 2022
OMG TEARS IN MY EYES JILL SCOTT I LOVE YOU. OUR QUEEN 👑😍
— Esme Morgan (@_esmemorgan) November 27, 2022
Man City and England star, Lauren Hemp meanwhile issed a personal tribute on Twitter as she described Scott as “Honestly one of the best people you’d ever get to meet…” in life.
— Lauren Hemp (@lauren__hemp) November 27, 2022
England’s most capped Lioness, Fara Williams meanwhile insisted that the win was “Never in doubt..” just like Good Morning Britain host, Ed Balls had predicted following the opening bushtucker trial in which Scott casually tackled ‘The Ledge’ along with ITV News presenter, Charlene White.
Never in doubt.. Queen of the jungle so proud of you @JillScottJS8 you absolutely smashed it. Glad the nation got to see the amazing person you are ❤️🤛🏽
— Fara Williams MBE (@fara_williams47) November 27, 2022
Arsenal and England defender, Lotte Wubben Moy meanwhile seemed to be just relieved at the fact that Scott beat Hancock in the vote.
Jill Scott beats Matt Hancock. that’s my girl.
— Lotte (@lottewubbenmoy) November 27, 2022
Scott’s success however ventured beyond just the footballing world as actor, Joe McFadden iterated that her triumph had ensured the re-installation of “sanity” within the world, amidst controversy surrounding Hanock opting to do the show as a sitting Member of Parliament.
— Joe McFadden (@mrjoemcfadden) November 27, 2022
TV Presenter, Dan Walker went on to lead wider tributes from beyond football as he praised her caring attitude for her fellow campmates, whilst musician – Tom Grennan was amongst other celebrities celebrating Jill’s latest success.
Well done @JillScottJS8 🏆
Worthy winner of #ImACelebrity
Always thinking of others. Her nan will be so proud.
If @_OwenWarner doesn’t get a supermarket or fast food deal out of this it’s a disgrace 😂
What a lovely pair they were#ImACeleb
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) November 27, 2022
Fair play, Jill is proper lovely ain’t she #ImACelebrity
— Tom Grennan (@Tom_Grennan) November 27, 2022
— Denise Welch (@RealDeniseWelch) November 27, 2022
JILL SCOTT YOU ARE MY HERO #ImACelebrity
— tamzin outhwaite (@mouthwaite) November 27, 2022
Journalist and fellow Mackem, Kevin Maguire was delighted by Scott’s triumph despite finding time to take a swipe at Hanock.
BREAKING: Queen of the Jungle 2022 is Sunderland lass Jill Scott.
I’m a Mackem, Get Me In There.
Tipped her at the start on @GMB.
Are you still watching, Matt Hancock? You shameless. insincere Tory prat.
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) November 27, 2022
Even Hollyoaks couldn’t help but enjoy Scott’s victory despite beating their star, Warner, to the title in the final two.
— Hollyoaks (@Hollyoaks) November 27, 2022
BBC Sport reporter, Emma Saunders meanwhile has called for Scott to attempt Celebrity Masterchef next.
Hours behind, but waking up in Qatar to the news Jill Scott has won I’m a Celeb has made my day 👸 What a little ledge. Can she go on Masterchef next please?
— Emma Sanders (@em_sandy) November 28, 2022
Finally, Sunderland AFC Women hailed Scott as ‘One of our own’ as they praised her for doing the city proud in the jungle.
❤️🤍 𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝘄𝗻 🤍❤️
— Sunderland AFC Women (@SAFCWomen) November 27, 2022