The former Lioness has been crowned Queen of the Jungle


On 27 November, former Lioness Jill Scott once again made herstory. She became the first openly LGBTQIA woman to win the reality show, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, and the second LGBTQIA person after Christopher Biggins was crowned in 2007.

Presenters Ant and Dec confirmed that the majority of the 12 million votes were for Jill, Owen Warner (Hollyoaks) came second and Conservative MP Matt Hancock came third.

On winning, Jill said: “I’m totally in shock to be honest, I don’t know why everybody voted but just a massive massive thank you and just so honoured to be the queen of the Jungle.”

Following her victory, viewers got to see Jill reunited with her partner Shelley Unitt on the bridge. One Twitter user wrote: “jill bringing it home for the second time”.

There have been many Jill highlights across this season, but in her final episode LGBTQIA jokes flooded the internet following the final challenge where Jill had to use her tongue to spin a star and win.

Many DIVAs love Jill Scott not just for all that she has achieved in her career and the doors she has opened, but for the visibility she provides. During her time on I’m A Celeb, she opened up about her life experiences from the abuse she received as a girl playing football to coming out as gay as a footballer. Her Euro’s victory earlier this year had already cemented her as a national treasure and icon. And now she’s Queen of the Jungle too. We can’t wait to see what she takes on next.

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