Jill Scott: From Euro 2020 winner to cafe owner
Jill Scott is one of this year’s competitors I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!
The former footballer stars in the 2022 series alongside Matt Hancock and Boy George, among others.
Playing as a midfielder throughout her football career, she started out with her hometown club Sunderland before later playing for Everton and then Manchester City.
Scott made his senior debut for England in August 2006 against the Netherlands. Since then she has participated in numerous World Cup and Euro tournaments.
The sportswoman was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year Honors 2020 for services to women’s football.
In the summer of 2022, Scott was included in the England squad that won the Euros. A clip of her screaming “Fuck off you fucking asshole!” with the German player Sydney Lohmann in the final went viral.
She retired in August as England’s second most capped international (both men and women), behind Fara Williams.
Scott’s height of 5’11” has earned her the nickname “Crouchy” after male international footballer Peter Crouch, who was known for his height at 6’5″.
In March 2020, Scott announced her engagement to longtime partner Shelley Unitt, who is the sister of former England player Rachel Unitt.
Shelley owns Boxx2Boxx Coffee, a coffee shop in Manchester. Announcing the engagement, Scott wrote on Instagram, “Best coffee yet @shellyunitt.”
In December, she gave her fans an update, saying: “No engagement party as planned but hoping for an even bigger one next year! We are very thankful for our 4th Christmas together, here are many more @shellyunitt.”
When asked what she would miss if she participated i am a celebrityScott called the men’s World Cup in Qatar something she hoped she wouldn’t miss out on completely.
“I’m going to find it weird not being able to know how the men are progressing in the tournament,” she remarked. “Hopefully they’ll still be in the tournament when I get out of the jungle.”
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