EXCLUSIVE: Queen Of The Jungle Jill Scott hugs her I’m A Celebrity campmates as they reunite at her homecoming and gives Mike Tindall her floral crown
Queen Of The Jungle Jill Scott hugged her I’m A Celebrity campmates as they reunited for her homecoming back at the Marriott hotel.
Former Lioness Jill, 35, arrived back in her jungle attire to a rapturous applause from the rest of the group as she hugged them all one by one.
She threw up her floral crown in the end which was caught by Corrie star Sue Cleaver, 55, and landed straight on the head of Mike Tindall, 44, which was apt given his royal connections.
EXCLUSIVE: Queen Of The Jungle Jill Scott arrived back at her hotel and reunited with her I’m A Celebrity campmates after winning I’m A Celebrity on Sunday night
As soon as she got out of her Hummer, Jill had posed for snaps with her fiancée Shelly, throwing her arms around her.
The group all fist-bumped one another before hugging Jill, who was no doubt keen to get into the shower after a three-week stint on the show.
They all broke into song, singing ‘Don’t come back without the stars’ in a nod to the trials they had to endure in order to get meals for camp.
The group all fist-bumped one another before hugging Jill, who was no doubt keen to get into the shower after a three-week stint on the show
Happy days: Jill had a big smile on her face just hours after winning the popular TV show
Big one! The group all threw their hands up in the air as they celebrated Jill’s big win
Jill won the show on Sunday night, with Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner, 23, coming second and former Health Secretary Matt Hancock taking third place.
Fans were shocked to see Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Phillips, 41, meet her husband Mike on the bridge for a hug after he came in at fourth place.
Jill received a cuddle from Mike’s royal wife Zara in sweet behind-the-scenes clips on Sunday.
The sports star looked in high spirits as Zara, who is the niece of King Charles, showered her with love during Mike’s Instagram live.
Sweet: Queen Of The Jungle Jill received a cuddle from Mike Tindall’s royal wife Zara Phillips in sweet behind-the-scenes clips on Sunday
Rugby legend Mike said: ‘Oh she’s hot’ talking about his wife and when Jill came in the shot he added: ‘Oh they both are!’
Mike, who shares three children with Zara whom he married in 2011, then moved on to show the sweet moment Owen Warner was reunited with his family.
The actor was met by his mother after being announced as this years runner-up but when he made his way backstage he was shocked to see his father also travelled to Australia.
Funny: Rugby legend Mike said: ‘Oh she’s hot’ talking about his wife and when Jill came in the shot he added: ‘Oh they both are!’
Pals: The sports star, 35, looked in high spirits as Zara, who is the niece of King Charles, showered her with love during Mike’s Instagram live
To top it all off his two lookalike brothers then dressed up as rangers and surprised him by appearing in a family photo.
Mike then posed with his jungle wife Sue after filming the final and watching Jill be crowned the winner.
He later chatted to the shows Geordie presenting duo about how good it has been when Ant grabbed Mike’s face and told the viewers: ‘Look at him!’
Beaming: He later chatted to the shows Geordie presenting duo about how good it has been when Ant grabbed Mike’s face and told the viewers: ‘Look at him!’
Friends: Mike then posed with his jungle wife Sue Clever after filming the final and watching Jill be crowned the winner
Earlier in the day, Jill was left gobsmacked after she was crowned Queen Of The Jungle, beating Owen to the post as he was named runner-up.
After congratulating the former midfielder on her win, Mike did the honours in placing the floral crown on Jill’s head as she sat triumphantly on the wooden throne before she embraced her fiancée on the bridge.
Following her coronation, after 12million viewers voted, an emotional Jill, who broke down in tears, said: ‘I can’t believe it. I just can’t believe it. I think I’m going to owe my grandma a lot of money for the 12 million votes! I don’t think there should be one winner, we’re all winners.’
Reunited: Mike, who shares three children with Zara whom he married in 2011, then moved on to show the sweet moment Owen Warner was reunited with his family
Happy: To top it all off his two lookalike brothers then dressed up as rangers and surprised him by appearing in a family photo
Ahead of her crowning moment, Jill said she was happy to be sat with her best friend, Owen, after the pair connected during their time on the show.
She said: ‘If Owen was to win King of the Jungle or if I was to win Queen of the Jungle, there’s no one I would rather be sat here with so today is just going to be a great day regardless.’
The Lioness said being part of a team her entire career held her in good stead for jungle life.
Happy: Jill was thrilled as she was given a flat white once the cameras stop rolling
Fun: Mike said during his Instagram live he wanted to show that behind-the-scenes of I’m A Celeb filming isn’t as glamorous as it seems
‘I always say that’s why kids need to go into sport, it’s not about going in at the highest level or anything like that. It’s what you learn through sport, winning, losing, hard work being a good person and you don’t know how you’re going to react to rats and heights but having all those playing for incredible teams equipped me well for the jungle,’ she explained.
She tried to be on her best behaviour in the jungle, knowing that her family at home would be watching, saying: ‘I was trying to tone it down at first because I was like Jill, you’re live on ITV, your grandma’s watching, your nephews, your niece but then as it went on you just forgot you were on a TV show.’
She was the only woman left in camp for eight days but says there was no need for her to keep the likes of Matt Hancock and Mike Tindall in check.
Leaping for joy! Jill couldn’t contain her excitement as she bounded into the lobby with all her campmates waiting
Jungle highlight: Owen tucked into a spaghetti bolognese for his first meal since leaving camp
Winner! The sports star, 35, beat politician Matt Hancock, 44, and Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner, 23, in the grand final on Sunday evening after surviving 23 days in the Australian camp
Jill told Ant and Dec: ‘I never thought of it like that, I didn’t. They were so welcoming. Obviously I’m a bit of a tomboy anyway playing football. They weren’t like ‘oh, you sit down, and I’ll get the logs’, I still had to get the water, the logs, the clean out the dunny. No, I never felt like that I never did.’
She was met at the red bridge by fiancée Shelly Unitt, who embraced the champion with a big hug after the engaged couple spent over a month apart.
Jill’s victory caps off a momentous year for the star after she played in the winning Euros team this summer.
The Lionesses were crowned 2022 champions in August when they defeated eight-times champions Germany to secure England’s first trophy since 1966.
Popular: She became a much-loved member of the show with comedian Seann Walsh praising her wit and funny one-liners, which he said could earn her a spot on a show like Mock the Week
Reunited: The Lioness hugged her fiancée Shelly Unitt surrounded by confetti on the bridge as they were reunited after over a month
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