Ever since she aced the first trial in the very first episode of I'm a Celebrity, Lioness Jill Scott has been one of this series' runaway favourites.


But it's not just her bravery and fearlessness in the Bush Ticker trials that has cemented her status as a national treasure.

Former footballer Jill has also shown she's kind, caring, a team player – and laugh-out-loud funny with a witty one-liner for everything.

These qualities have not only made her entertaining to watch, but she's also loved by her fellow I'm a Celebrity campmates, past and present.

So as the only woman left standing, could Jill be crowned this year's Queen of the Jungle?

As we wait to find out, here's your guide to Jill's rise to fame, inspiring time on the pitch and what made her sign up for I'm a Celeb.

Who is Jill Scott?

Jill Scott
Jill Scott Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Age: 35

Job: Former footballer

Instagram: @jillscottjs8

Twitter: @JillScottJS8

Jill Scott MBE is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

In the FIFA technical report into the 2011 Women's World Cup, Scott was described as one of England's four outstanding "[an] energetic, ball-winning midfielder who organises the team well, works hard at both ends of the pitch and can change her team's angle of attack."

She started out at Sunderland, and after leaving the home town club for Everton in 2006, she contributed to the Blues' FA Women's Premier League Cup win in 2008 and FA Women's Cup victory in 2010.

How tall is Jill Scott?

Scott is 5 feet 11 inches (1.81 m) and was nicknamed "Crouchy" after male international footballer Peter Crouch, who is 6 feet 5 inches tall.

What has Jill Scott said about joining I'm a Celebrity?

“I feel like I have got a bit of impostor syndrome to even be on I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!" Jill said ahead of her debut.

“It’s all a bit crazy at the minute but I am going with the flow and as soon as I was asked if I would like to take part, I said yes. It was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. I don’t know what I have let myself in for but my family are huge fans of the show and as soon as I told my mum and sister I was doing it, they were so excited.”

She's also looking forward to meeting the show's hosts Ant and Dec, but isn't sure if they'll get along due to their football preferences.

“I haven’t met Ant and Dec before but they are Newcastle fans, and I am Sunderland,” explains Jill. “I don’t know if it will go down too well!” she added.

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