Jill Scott was forced to face her fear of rats during the grand finale of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! on Sunday.
The Lionness, 35, was thrilled to make it all the way to the final but the trials were not yet over as she was forced to take part in her last gruesome challenge on the show.
She was forced to face her fear of rats in her final Bushtucker Trial as her fellow finalists Matt Hancock and Owen watched on.
Oh no! Jill Scott was forced to face her fear of rats during the grand finale of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! on Sunday
For the first time in the show’s history, the stars were forced to compete for stars in front of their fellow campmates in the final, which producers hope will add increased tension among the finalists.
They were each forced to take on a gruesome challenge to win an epic final meal together in camp, consisting of a three-course banquet with a starter, main, and dessert.
But it proved no easy feat as they had to either take on Flood Your Face, Bushtucker Bonanza, a second instalment of the show’s iconic eating trial, or Rat Race, which featured thousands of bugs in a box.
And Jill was the first to take on the dreaded final trials, being forced to face her fear of rats as Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly told her she would be doing Rat Race.
Yikes! Jill was the first to take on the dreaded final trials, being forced to face her fear of rats as Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly told her she would be doing Rat Race
Ant explained: ‘You each have to take on a classic Bushtucker Trial. Up for grabs are starters, main courses and desserts of your choice, fully prepared and delivered into camp for you tonight. How does that sound?
‘Also up for grabs are drinks and treats of your choice. But for the first time ever you each get to watch each other take on the final Trial of the series. Jill, you will be going first.’
Dec then told Jill: ‘This is Rat Race.’
To which a nervous Jill admitted: ‘Oh my god, I hate rats.’
Challenge: Jill was only allowed to use her mouth to secure the stars as cockroaches and mealworms rained down on her and rats crawled across her
Describing the trial, Dec continued: ‘You will lay in this box and release the stars using only your mouth. Each star you get off the thread is another star won.
‘There are five stars up for grabs, which will each be added to the box one at a time. You’ve got 10 minutes to complete the Trial. And be prepared as there may be some jungle surprises along the way.’
Jill replied: ‘Along with the rats? Oh brilliant, thanks.’
Ant added: ‘First three stars are each worth a starter for you and your campmates tonight. The fourth is your drink and the fifth is the treat of your choice.’
As the Trial got underway, Jill was joined in the box by an array of rats, which crawled across and around her as she attempted to get the stars free.
To make matters worse, she was then showered with cockroaches and mealworms in the very gruesome challenge.
Jill said: ‘I hate rats! I’m trying to think of my little hamster that I used to have.’
Technique: Ant and Dec were left amused by Jill having to free the stars with just her tongue, with Jill telling Ant that he ‘used to be her favourite’ before his amusing comments
But Matt, 44, encouraged: ‘You’re smashing this Jill, you’re smashing this.’
After securing all the stars in the dreaded trial to get herself and her fellow finalists their starters, Jill admitted it was ‘horrible’ as she spoke about facing her fears.
She said: ‘That was horrible. My eyes are actually watering. I have definitely faced my fears. Just so happy it got us a starter.’
Impressive: It comes after it was reported that fan favourite Jill is reportedly set to make millions after leaving the Australian jungle
It comes after it was reported that fan favourite Jill is reportedly set to make millions after leaving the Australian jungle.
The former England footballer, 35, who is the bookies’ favourite to win the show, is being lined up for various TV show and endorsement deals, according to the Mirror.
Ex Lioness team member Jill would follow in the footsteps of 2018 I’m A Celebrity winner – former footballer and manager Harry Redknapp – who made the most of his reality series success with book and advertising deals.
Jill rose to fame when she played a part in England’s Euros victory this summer but her fanbase grew after she entered the jungle.
Earnings: The former England footballer, 35, who is the bookies’ favourite to win the show, is being lined up for various TV show and endorsement deals, according to reports
A source told the publication: ‘Jill is being loved by the audience, as we hoped she would be.’
They added: ‘The response has been incredible – Jill will be able to pick and choose what she does next.
‘Her team has been bombarded with offers, she also has her coffee shop in Manchester and likes to work there, but she’ll struggle to fit in shifts with the amount of work on offer elsewhere.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Jill for comment.
Triumph: Jill (centre) already has deals with Walkers crisps and Starling Bank and she and her England teammates got a £55,000 bonus after their Euros win
Jill already has deals with Walkers crisps and Starling Bank and she and her teammates got a £55,000 bonus after their Euros win. She is also being paid £120,000 for her I’m A Celebrity appearance.
On Saturday, Jill led the way with the bookies at 2/5 to be crowned Queen of the Jungle, while Owen was placed at 5/1 and Matt sat at 6/1.
During an appearance on ITV’s Lorraine this week, Jill’s fiancée Shelly Unit said of her partner: ‘She’d be grateful and humble and ecstatic, but she’s not in it to win. It’s about the experience.
‘She’s been in football 16 years, been tied down to restrictions, and now being able to do something like this… she’ll enjoy every minute.’
I’M A CELEBRITY 2022: THE FULL LINEUP
CLAIM TO FAME: Legendary pop star
PHOBIAS: Being scared
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, I am going straight into the jungle from playing at various festivals and gigs
ROLE IN THE CAMP: In-house dietician reassuring everyone that they will be ok on the jungle diet. And entertainer – I will sing!
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a very positive person and I don’t bear any grudges
DREAM CAMPMATE: It would be funny if my ex, Jon Moss, comes on the programme -but I don’t think that will happen!
CLAIM TO FAME: Radio DJ
PHOBIAS: I am petrified of heights. I ended up carrying the bags when we took my girlfriend’s niece once to Go Ape as I am so petrified!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? A friend’s birthday, a wedding, and Leeds United matches
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer. Hopefully I can help shorten everyone’s boredom.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hiding food! I am going to fly out early and sneak into the jungle and hide pot noodles everywhere, then I will be everyone’s best friend!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Ant and Dec…let’s see how they cope for 24 hours!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Eileen Grimshaw in Coronation Street
PHOBIAS: Don’t be ridiculous! I am not going to admit to what I fear most!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Coronation Street and we are expecting another grandchild any day, so hopefully it will arrive before I fly out to Australia.
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I will be more of a mum – that is where I will naturally fit.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I am a good listener, so hopefully I will be a friendly ear for everyone.
DREAM CAMPMATE: Good Morning Britain’s Richard Arnold. He is my TV husband and it would be lovely to have an ally in camp!
CLAIM TO FAME: Presenter of A Place In The Sun
PHOBIAS: Spiders. There is no point in lying about it! I’ve got an irrational fear about them
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Just a holiday which I can postpone
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum, cook and morale booster. I always like to look at the positive side in life
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I will be good at making sure everything is tidy in camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: Mo Gilligan. He is hilarious and I totally fancy him!
CLAIM TO FAME: Comedian
PHOBIAS: I am scared of absolutely everything. Snakes, rats – I am fearful of them all and I am dreading the trials
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I was going on tour but we’ve postponed it now until next year
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Tension breaker. If I can break tension anywhere it starts up in the camp, then I will do that. We don’t need to be bickering as it will be a first-time experience for everyone
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hopefully I will bring some humour to the camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: I am a big Arsenal fan and so any ex-Arsenal player would be great. I am looking forward to chatting to Ant & Dec about football
CLAIM TO FAME: Comedian
PHOBIAS: I am not too pleased about rats being in there but I am just trying to pretend it is not happening!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, I am really looking forward to taking part in this show
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION YOU WANT TO DISPEL IN THE JUNGLE: People have voiced their feelings about me and I am hoping they will see I am very different. I want to create new memories
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I am a great listener. I can’t cook but if someone would like to teach me, then I will give it a go
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I don’t want to put myself down but if my friends were to answer this question, they would say there isn’t much Seann can do! I am not really bringing too much to the table which is why I am a good listener!
DREAM CAMPER: Lee Evans, anyone from Blink-182 or Boy George. My mum took me to see him at Wembley and he wore a satellite dish as a hat!
CLAIM TO FAME: Rugby Union player and married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall
PHOBIAS: I haven’t admitted to having any phobias but in a weird way, I am looking forward to taking part in the trials!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My podcast series and the rugby Internationals this autumn
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Morning motivator. I would like to see everyone get on well and us all have a great experience
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a positive person
DREAM CAMPMATE: Samuel L Jackson would be cool. He has lived the life!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Romeo Nightingale in Hollyoaks
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I am a big fan of football so I will miss watching the start of the World Cup
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer and games coordinator
BEST ATTRIBUTE: It is definitely not my cooking skills or brains!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Any of the Leicester City starting 11!
CLAIM TO FAME: ITV newsreader and Loose Women anchor
PHOBIAS: I am not sure what my fear factor will be because I’ve never had rodents, spiders and snakes crawling all over me!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My children’s annual school ball which I am gutted about
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum and cook. I don’t mind falling into that position
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I like to listen and talk. I love learning about people and I have a natural curiosity for people
DREAM CAMPMATE: Colin Murray and Richard Osman
CLAIM TO FAME: Retired England Lioness
PHOBIAS: I don’t like rats and the thought of being underground fills me with fear!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? The Men’s World Cup. I am going to find it weird not being able to know how the men are getting on in the tournament. Hopefully they will still be in the tournament when I come out of the jungle
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Helping hand. I like to help people if they aren’t having a good day
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hard worker. I will always find a way to add value. I am also very honest
DREAM CAMPMATE: Another sports person would be great as it would be someone to bounce ideas off.
OLIVIA ATTWOOD – EXITED THE SHOW
CLAIM TO FAME: Love Island star
PHOBIAS: I hate the dark so I’m keen to avoid any challenges in the darkness
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, had the show been on air any later, I could have missed my sister’s wedding
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Clown. I was always the class clown at school and I love having a laugh
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I don’t take myself seriously and I have got a good sense of humour
DREAM CAMPMATE: A pop legend like Dolly Parton who has amazing stories to tell
CLAIM TO FAME: Politician
PHOBIAS: Snakes. I don’t thankfully suffer from claustrophobia –or I think I don’t!
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION YOU WANT TO DISPEL IN THE JUNGLE: Politicians are people too and it will be nice for people to see me as me. We are human too
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I like to muck in, and I think I will be collecting a lot of firewood. I like cooking too