I'm A Celebrity... Jill Scott's dig at Matt Hancock delights fans although she broke rules herself

I'm A Celebrity... Jill Scott's dig at Matt Hancock delights fans although she broke rules herself

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I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! fans reacted with delight when Jill Scott made a cheeky dig at Matt Hancock on Sunday night's show. The former Health Secretary, who has been made the new Camp Leader, was dishing out jobs and rules - which exempted himself and the deputy camp leader from all campsite chores.

England footballer Jill the deadpanned: "Just to be clear, are these guidelines are rules?" Matt Hancock confirmed that "these are rules" - adding it was "the law of the jungle, Jill."

Boy George then jibed: "As we all know rules can be broken. And Matt's a good example."

Jill's gentle swipe at the MP as gone down a storm with fans. On Twitter, anniemedia wrote: "Jill Scott asking Matt Hancock whether his jungle jobs are rules or guidance has honestly made my day."

And Slushie commented: "Jill just won #ImACeleb with that one line!! 'Are these guidelines or are these rules' mic drop!!!" They later tweeted: "Jill is so lovely, she's so sweet, she's our queen."

Celtic Lass agreed, tweeting: "Just to be clear are these guidelines or rules?" Hahaha crown Jill Scott the Queen of the jungle right now."

However, it turns out Jill is a wannabe rulebreaker herself. The ITV show's rejected her original luxury item request, deeming it to be in breech of the show's rules.

Instead, the footballer was granted three plays of England football anthem Sweet Caroline on Thursday's episode of the ITV show. The Lioness gets to play the track for herself and the rest of her jungle campmates on three separate occasions of her choosing.

But show chiefs rejected the request on the grounds that it would be a direct violation of the rule that campmates must receive no information from the outside world. The 35-year-old was the last celebrity to receive her luxury item when they were given them on Thursday's show.

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As she told her fellow campmates what was in her envelope, she admitted it wasn't her first choice. And as the opening bars of Sweet Caroline played and her campmates started to sing along she confessed she didn't actually know all the words.

The other luxury items received by her campmates were a foldable chair for comedian Seann Walsh, although singer Boy George soon jokingly claimed it for himself. Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner got a mug with a photo of himself and his grandparents on it and England rugby star Mike Tindall received an orthopaedic pillow.

TV presenter Scarlette Douglas got a framed picture by her nieces and nephews; Boy George was given a customised shirt; funnyman Babatunde Aleshe got a disposable camera; politician Matt Hancock received a blanket; DJ Chris Moyles got his slippers from home; Loose Women panellist Charlene White was given a photo of her children and Corrie actress Sue Cleaver received face cream.

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