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'I'm a Celebrity': Jill Scott doesn't want to be remembered for sweary Euros outburst

Jill Scott hopes that her football career won't be remembered for her moment of foul-mouthed passion at Euro 2022. (ITV/Getty)
Jill Scott hopes that her football career won't be remembered for her moment of foul-mouthed passion at Euro 2022. (ITV/Getty)

Jill Scott hopes that she won't just be remembered for her sweary outburst during the Lionesses' historic victory at Euro 2022.

The 35-year-old midfielder, who retired from football after the tournament, told Mail Online that the immediately viral moment in which she swore at a Germany player was "not my proudest moment".

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She added: "As soon as that moment happened, I wasn't proud of it. I've played football for so long.

"I don't want to be remembered for swearing because the irony in this is I hate swearing. Whenever I hear it, if I'm in a park or something like that, I will pull people up for swearing."

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Scott, who made 170 appearances on the pitch for England, is due to enter the Australian jungle tonight for the new series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.

The football ace is joined in the line-up by the likes of Boy George, Chris Moyles, Charlene White and former health secretary Matt Hancock.

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Scott said she hopes to be forgiven for her foul-mouthed moment of anger as she takes her place in the reality series.

She added: "It was at Wembley, 90,000 people, and a final and a once in a lifetime moment. I've apologised for it, and I doubt you'll be seeing that in the jungle."

Jill Scott will be hoping to add the title Queen of the Jungle to her MBE when she enters the I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here camp. (ITV)
Jill Scott will be hoping to add the title Queen of the Jungle to her MBE when she enters the I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here camp. (ITV)

Scott said that she is a huge fan of I'm a Celebrity and was thrilled to be contacted after the Euros with a view to her taking part.

"I just want to go in there and have fun. It's definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity," she said.

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"But yeah, a small part of me does feel like I'm representing the women's football world and hopefully I can do them proud."

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here starts at 9pm on Sunday 6 November on ITV.

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