I’m a Celebrity - live: Jill Scott battles cockroach as first elimination looms

Matt Hancock has settled into jungle life on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! and – after doing many, many trials – is one of the favourites to win the show alongside stars such as Jill Scott and Mike Tindall.

Hancock’s arrival at the camp was met with mixed emotions at the start, with Boy George crying on camera, and Charlene White schooling the former health secretary over his decision to join the show.

Now, though, the campmates have started to bond with the politician (comedian Seann Walsh was the first to engage in a bromance with Hancock).

Olivia Attwood, who was the first to exit, having been forced to drop out of the competition due to a medical matter less than 24 hours after she entered the jungle, said of Hancock after she left: “It’s funny to see him slimed and gunked but it isn’t funny if you didn’t get to hold someone’s hand when they died while he was snogging someone in his office.”

Big moments from the 20th series have so far included Walsh opening up about his Strictly cheating scandal to Corrie star Sue Cleaver, Hancock saying he’s looking for forgiveness, and former Rugby player Tindall’s eyebrow-raising Princess Anne story.

Read updates on the latest jungle antics below...

I’m a Celeb 2022

First elimination to take place on Friday

22:14 , Isobel Lewis

Aaaand what we’ve been expecting – the first campmate will be eliminated during Friday’s show.

You’ve got until Friday night’s show to vote for your favourite contestants.

Boy George and Charlene White to face ‘Watery Grave’ Bushtucker Trial

22:13 , Isobel Lewis

As for tomorrow’s challenge, it’ll be Boy George and Charlene White taking on the “Watery Grave”.

No an ominous title at all...

22:00 , Isobel Lewis

In case you missed it, Jill Scott had to be seen by the camp medic after a cockroach became lodged in her ear.

The England footballer said that it felt like the bug was in her brain.

Jill Scott says it feels like cockroach is ‘in my brain’ after I’m a Celeb challenge

21:57 , Isobel Lewis

“I thought I was scared of snakes, but I’d never looked one in the eye. I looked two in the eye, I’m blessed.”

Owen Warner is such a quote machine.

Babatúndé Aléshé, Scarlette Douglas and Owen Warner compete for stars

21:56 , Isobel Lewis

With food for the camp up for grabs, Babatúndé Aléshé, Scarlette Douglas and Owen Warner are now taking part in the “Jungle on Sea” challenge.

21:41 , Isobel Lewis

Jill Scott... legend!

21:04 , Isobel Lewis

For the hungry campmates, tonight’s challenge might be a bit much, as there’s going to be a surf-n-turf barbecue up for grabs for the winner.

However, only three contestants can win...

20:40 , Isobel Lewis

Wondered how much this year’s bunch of campmates are being paid to appear on the show? We’ve done the sleuthing so you don’t have to...

How much are I’m a Celebrity 2022 contestants getting paid?

20:15 , Isobel Lewis

You can find out more about where I’m a Celebrity is filmed here.

Where is I’m a Celeb filmed? See the Australian ‘jungle’ location

Jill Scott, Mike Tindall and Owen Warner to face Scare Ground trial

19:36 , Isobel Lewis

A sneak peak at tonight’s episode – and it looks like Jill Scott, Mike Tindall and Owen Warner are taking on the Bushtucker Trial!

16:14 , Isobel Lewis

Earlier this week, former campmate Hollie Arnold hit out at presenters Ant and Dec, claiming that jokes they made about her when she appeared on the show in 2020 “worsened” the online abuse she received.

15:07 , Isobel Lewis

We’re nearly two weeks into this year’s show and, with final taking place on Sunday 27 November, it won’t be long until eliminations begin taking place.

When will contestants be voted off I’m a Celebrity 2022?

14:07 , Isobel Lewis

It’s the question nobody can bare to think about, but what will happen if Matt Hancock does win I’m a Celebrity?

What will happen if Matt Hancock actually wins I’m a Celeb?

13:03 , Ellie Harrison

Need a refresher on Matt Hancock’s career and controversies ahead of tonight’s show? Sounds cheery, doesn’t it?

Here you go...

A brief summary of Matt Hancock’s career and controversies before I’m a Celebrity

11:00 , Ellie Harrison

Last night, Boy George shut down a conversation about his court case. Read what happened below...

Boy George calls Scarlette Douglas ‘inappropriate’ for bringing up 2008 conviction

10:31 , Ellie Harrison

In tonight’s show, Jill, Mike and Owen are picked by their campmates to take on the Scareground. Watch a hectic preview here.

09:51 , Ellie Harrison

Chris Moyles’s cousin is on Lorraine right now talking about the radio DJ’s disastrous trial last night

Who could win the show?

09:34 , Ellie Harrison

Here are the latest odds on who could win I’m a Celeb. Matt Hancock’s up there...

See the latest odds on this year’s I’m a Celebrity winner

Wednesday 16 November 2022 22:28 , Tom Murray

That’s all folks! The next challenge will be voted for by the campmates themselves – and Chris Moyles definitely will not be getting chosen!

Wednesday 16 November 2022 22:25 , Tom Murray

Charlene... Just GO in the RV!!

Wednesday 16 November 2022 22:23 , Tom Murray

One fish for one star and boy does that thing look puny! Chris has his head in his hands. Boy George has a single mushroom.

Wednesday 16 November 2022 22:16 , Tom Murray

Correction: FOUR balls for Owen!

Wednesday 16 November 2022 22:15 , Tom Murray

Owen has three balls! Turns out the key is just to moan about being hungry the whole time.

Wednesday 16 November 2022 22:13 , Tom Murray

Jill and Owen really carrying the team here

Wednesday 16 November 2022 22:11 , Tom Murray

Next up at the Unfair Funfair: The Terrible Teacup. Boy George’s take? A good cup of tea is better than sex.

Wednesday 16 November 2022 22:05 , Tom Murray

Sue has her ball and she very graciously agrees to give it to the perpetually starving Owen.

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:53 , Tom Murray

Hard to explain what Matt, Mike, Scarlette and Seann are doing now, but Mike Tindall is very good at shooting a water gun.

PMQs: Camp edition

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:46 , Tom Murray

Matt Hancock is not happy to debate defence spending: “I’m not doing it”. And Boy George’s feud with Scarlette seems to be intensifying.

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:38 , Tom Murray

This is awkward... Scarlette is asking Boy George about his infamous 2009 imprisonment and he is not happy at all.

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:32 , Tom Murray

No luck getting those stars then? Just the one star, actually.

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:31 , Tom Murray

He’s not even using the spanner! What is happening!

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:30 , Tom Murray

He’s dropped his stars!!! This is disastrous...

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:26 , Tom Murray

It’s not going well... Chris is apologising profusely as he walks through this tight flooded tunnel. It does look horrendous to be fair.

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:24 , Tom Murray

“Just cockroaches so far,” says Dec. It doesn’t do much to assuage Chris’ panic.

Chris Moyles looks genuinely terrified

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:15 , Tom Murray

Moyles is off to do the Bushtucker Trial and boy does he look terrified. Lots of hugs with the rest of camp before he leaves.

Brilliant story from Chris

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:13 , Tom Murray

The camp mates are talking about the times they’ve arrived late for work. Moyles, I think, wins.

“I’ve arrived at the studio, got out of the cab, walked in, as the jingle’s playing… I just walked through the door, put my headphones on, went, ‘Good morning everybody’. It was timed to perfection, but we all started laughing rather than carry on and be cool.”

Wednesday 16 November 2022 21:05 , Tom Murray

Will I ever be able to get the image of Mike Tindall’s budgie smugglers out of my head? Who knows.

Here we go again...

Wednesday 16 November 2022 20:27 , Tom Murray

Evening folks! We’re back for another episode starting soon – and this time, somehow, Matt Hancock is not the one doing the trial! Chris Moyles will take today's Bushtucker Trial, “Boiling Point”. Sounds ominous.

Mike Tindall ‘broke royal protocol’ by calling politicians ‘f***ers’ on I’m A Celebrity

Wednesday 16 November 2022 10:15 , Peony Hirwani

Mike Tindall has reportedly “breached royal protocol” after sharing his views on politicians during the most recent episode of ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

“I just think all politicians are f***ers,” he said. “I mean, for them to even have the conversation just because they’re all Boris fans that didn’t like how Boris was ousted that you won’t pick the best person for the job, that sums politicians up.”

Read more:

Mike Tindall ‘broke royal protocol’ by calling politicians ‘f***ers’

Matt Hancock surprises I’m a Celeb viewers with honest view on Liz Truss’ ‘political career’

Wednesday 16 November 2022 05:00 , Peony Hirwani

ICYMI: Matt Hancock shared his honest views on Liz Truss’s “political career” on I’m a Celebrity... Ge Me Out of Here.

When Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver asked Hancock “what went wrong” with Truss, who resigned as prime minister after just 45 days in office, he replied: “In a way, they were unlucky in that globally interest rates all went up, just at the time that they were also bringing in a financial statement where you say, ‘We’re going to do all these expensive things and we’re not going to say how we’re going to pay for them.’

Cleaver then asked Hancock: “Where does that leave her now?” to which he replied: “Her political career is over. Totally finished. No ambiguity at all.”

Read more:

Matt Hancock surprises I’m a Celeb campmates with honest Liz Truss assessment

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:19 , Jacob Stolworthy

During tonight’s episode. Matt Hancock shared the contestants of a text message he sent Boris Johnson in the wake of Liz Truss’s resignation.

Matt Hancock shares text he sent Boris Johnson after Truss resignation on I’m a Celeb

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:19 , Jacob Stolworthy

The ITV News bulletin just then announcing “Matt Hancock under fire form voters.” I wonder why.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:17 , Jacob Stolworthy

Aaaand the person doing the next trial is... Chris Moyles. He made the mistake of showing fear!

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:16 , Jacob Stolworthy

It might be Boy George or Chris Moyles.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:15 , Jacob Stolworthy

So, who’s going to be doing the next trial? We’re about to find out.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:14 , Jacob Stolworthy

For the three stars the celebs got earlier, they have been treated to a nice tasty meal of... crocodile feet.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:12 , Jacob Stolworthy

For crying out loud, now he’s catwalking. I don’t think I’m the only one who’s thinking enough is enough.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:05 , Jacob Stolworthy

Scarlette is now teaching him the dance to “Candy”. Make it stopppppppp.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:04 , Jacob Stolworthy

Matt Hancock singing “Dancing Queen” or should we say: Matt Hancock butchering a classic.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 22:03 , Jacob Stolworthy

Wondering where Kiosk Keith is? Us too!

Where is Kiosk Keith? Why I’m a Celebrity staple was ‘fired’ after 15 years

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:52 , Jacob Stolworthy

The campmates then decided to grill Matt on his Liz Truss views.

Matt Hancock surprises I’m a Celeb campmates with honest Liz Truss assessment

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:52 , Jacob Stolworthy

“I wonder if Rishi is still in power,” Scarlette says. Matt Hancock seems certain he is.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:48 , Jacob Stolworthy

The next trial is called “Boiling Point” – and Babatúndé is exempt from it.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:47 , Jacob Stolworthy

Owen Warner is being both a) encouraging to Babatúndé and b) auditioning for his TED Talk.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:46 , Jacob Stolworthy

Jill, please don’t put the idea of Matt Hancock on Love Island in our heads.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:44 , Jacob Stolworthy

Lioness Jill Scott leading Matt Hancock and Seann Walsh in a morning run. Either that or she’s running away from them. I reckon the latter.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:43 , Jacob Stolworthy

Babatúndé says he had “butterfingers” – you can say that again. Three out of 11 stars. His campmates are not gonna be happy...

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:41 , Jacob Stolworthy

This is a paltry effort. I’m counting two stars? Maybe three.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:39 , Jacob Stolworthy

This has left Chris Moyles essentially standing in a box doing nothing other than gettig absolutely covered in bugs.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:38 , Jacob Stolworthy

So, for this trial, the trio have to work as a team, to unscrew stars in their respective boxes – Boy George at the bottom, followed by Babatúndé and the Chris.

The only problem being? Babatúndé keeps dropping his.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:35 , Jacob Stolworthy

Chris Moyles, meet green ants and cockroaches.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:29 , Jacob Stolworthy

Does Antony Gormley know his “Angel of the North” has inspired a Bushtucker Trial?

On second thoughts, has Antony Gormley ever been asked to be on the show?

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:27 , Jacob Stolworthy

Meanwhile, Chris Moyles is scared to even cross the bridge.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:27 , Jacob Stolworthy

No I’m a Celebrity contestant has ever looked more aggrieved to not be doing these trials than Owen Warner.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:25 , Jacob Stolworthy

Ant and Dec making it very clear there that ITV is now officially ITV1 (again).

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:24 , Jacob Stolworthy

Chris Moyles is angry because someone keeps nabbing his towel.

“As much as I love everybody, I don’t want to dry my body with the stench of your balls,” he says, to which we say: ‘Fair enough.”

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:22 , Jacob Stolworthy

Sue Cleaver on Matt Hancock: “I don’t think he’s showing good leadership.”

Saying nothing.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:21 , Jacob Stolworthy

The campmates look like they enjoy the sound of Boy George meditating in the morning.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:18 , Jacob Stolworthy

So, here we go! The preview is teasing the Matt Hancock-less trial ahead.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 21:05 , Jacob Stolworthy

Well, that was incorrect. We’re starting at the slightly later time of 9.15pm tonight because of Mr Martin Lewis.

Tuesday 15 November 2022 20:50 , Jacob Stolworthy

This is your 10 minute warning...

Tuesday 15 November 2022 20:40 , Jacob Stolworthy

It also seems as if Matt Hancock received a message from the outside world...

Banner flown over I’m a Celebrity camp in Matt Hancock protest

Tuesday 15 November 2022 20:13 , Jacob Stolworthy

It’s time for another episode of I’m a Celebrity – and, fortunately, this episode sounds like it will feature less Matt Hancock! A cause for celebration...

I’m a Celeb viewers accuse ‘childish’ Boy George of ‘stirring’ drama with Matt Hancock over potatoes

Tuesday 15 November 2022 08:09 , Peony Hirwani

I’m a Celeb viewers have accused “childish” Boy George of picking a fight with Matt Hancock.

George became angry at the request and accused his fellow campmate of “kicking off”. Behind Hancock’s back, he said: “You f***ing clean them.”

Read more:

I’m a Celeb fans accuse Boy George of stirring drama with Matt Hancock over potatoes

Richard Madeley jokes about Matt Hancock’s scorpion sting on Good Morning Britain

Tuesday 15 November 2022 07:00 , Peony Hirwani

ICYMI: Richard Madeley cracked a few jokes about Matt Hancock’s scorpion sting on I’m a Celebrity during today’s (Monday 14 November) episode of Good Morning Britain.

“The scorpion is expected to make a full recovery,” he quipped to co-host Susanna Reid, before later adding: “The scorpion is now getting an agent.”

Read more:

Richard Madeley jokes about Matt Hancock’s I’m a Celeb scorpion sting

Mike Tindall shares Princess Anne’s brilliant reaction to him s***-dropping and ripping his trousers

Tuesday 15 November 2022 06:00 , Peony Hirwani

ICYMI: On the latest episode of I’m a Celebrity, Mike Tindall told his campmates about the time he s***-dropped in front of his mother-in-law, Princess Anne.

“I was dancing on the dance floor, I had like flares on, full outfit but it was quite tight, nothing ever fits – rugby player’s bum and legs – so I was dancing with my mother-in-law and I did a s***-drop in front of my mother-in-law,” he said.

“Ripped my trousers, straight in front of her. It happened to be that my boxers that I had on at that time said ‘nibble my nuts’.

“As I’ve turned round, she’s gone, ‘I’d rather not.’ I’ve gone, ‘I’m going,’ and walked off.”

Read more:

Mike Tindall shares Princess Anne’s perfect reaction to him s***-dropping

Chris Moyles says Nick Grimshaw’s takeover of his Radio 1 show was handled ‘so badly’

Tuesday 15 November 2022 05:00 , Peony Hirwani

ICYMI: Speaking to MP Matt Hancock on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here on Monday night’s episode (14 November), Chris Moyles said his departure was handled “so badly”.

“I knew that Radio 1 is a conveyor belt and you might be there for a year or you might be there for 15 years, but you’re going to fall off the end at some point,” he said.

Read more:

Chris Moyles says Nick Grimshaw’s takeover of his Radio 1 show was handled ‘so badly’

Tuesday 15 November 2022 01:00 , Ellie Harrison

Find out about this year’s fees for each star here...

How much are I’m a Celebrity 2022 contestants getting paid?

Tuesday 15 November 2022 00:08 , Ellie Harrison

Kiosk Keith is no longer with the show, but why?

Read about what happened below...

Where is Kiosk Keith? Why I’m a Celebrity staple was ‘fired’ after 15 years

Monday 14 November 2022 22:01 , Ellie Harrison

That’s a wrap for I’m a Celebrity tonight. We’ll keep this blog ticking over with some newsy updates until the next episode airs...

Monday 14 November 2022 22:00 , Ellie Harrison

Boy George, Chris Moyles and Babatunde Aléshé are doing tomorrow’s trial. Safety in numbers!

Monday 14 November 2022 21:58 , Ellie Harrison

Woah there, for the first time this series since he joined Matt Hancock has NOT been voted to do the next trial

Monday 14 November 2022 21:56 , Ellie Harrison

Boy George is upset because Matt Hancock told people to clean potatoes. A sentence I never thought I’d write.

Monday 14 November 2022 21:45 , Ellie Harrison

That Mike Tindall/Princess Anne story was absolute gold.

Here it is in full if you missed it...

Mike Tindall shares Princess Anne’s perfect reaction to him s***-dropping

Monday 14 November 2022 21:42 , Ellie Harrison

People are loving watching Owen on this challenge...

Monday 14 November 2022 21:33 , Ellie Harrison

Seann Walsh on his best ever heckle. “I clapped,” he said. “I’m going out and it’s just not going well for whatever reason. A baby starts crying, you have to acknowledge it, I said, ‘Excuse me, sorry, why have you brought a baby to a comedy gig?’ and straight away without a beat this guy went, ‘Maybe she was having trouble getting it to sleep so brought it out to see you.’”

Monday 14 November 2022 21:25 , Ellie Harrison

He said he “thought of Gina” to get him through the trial

Monday 14 November 2022 21:25 , Ellie Harrison

Matt Hancock has conquered his fear of snakes. And earned seven stars for his camp.

Monday 14 November 2022 21:24 , Ellie Harrison

30 snakes. Good lord

Monday 14 November 2022 21:20 , Ellie Harrison

“Something’s going up my leg. It’s inside my shorts.” Matt Hancock in a pit of snakes, ladies and gentlemen...

Monday 14 November 2022 21:17 , Ellie Harrison

Yes, might be time for someone else to have a go...

Monday 14 November 2022 21:14 , Ellie Harrison

After some technical difficulties with the ever-glitching ITV Hub, I am now tuned in to I’m a Celeb. I just heard Matt Hancock say he has “started looking forward to” the trials as he began his sixth on the series... maybe that will make the public stop voting for him to do them?

Monday 14 November 2022 21:12 , Ellie Harrison

Monday 14 November 2022 20:40 , Ellie Harrison

Twenty minutes to go until our sixth – SIXTH – Matt Hancock trial

Monday 14 November 2022 20:33 , Ellie Harrison

Ahead of tonight’s show, here’s a throwback to all the past winners...

Every I’m a Celebrity winner and what they did next

Monday 14 November 2022 19:37 , Ellie Harrison

Under an hour and a half to go until tonight’s show... which, from what we’ve heard, will include some juicy stories from Chris Moyles and Mike Tindall

Who will win the show?

Monday 14 November 2022 18:45 , Ellie Harrison

Here are the latest betting odds, with Matt Hancock placing concerningly high...

Monday 14 November 2022 18:15 , Ellie Harrison

One of Boy George’s close friends, David Hodge, has fiercely criticised the public for the backlash to the singer’s record-breaking I’m a Celeb fee.

The Culture Club star was reportedly offered £500,000 to enter the jungle.

Read what Hodge had to say here and find out more about what the stars are paid below...

How much are I’m a Celebrity 2022 contestants getting paid?

Monday 14 November 2022 17:30 , Ellie Harrison

At the weekend, Olivia Attwood explained the full story on why she had to leave the camp.

Read more here...

Olivia Attwood gives tell-all interview about why she had to quit I’m a Celebrity

Monday 14 November 2022 16:50 , Ellie Harrison

In tonight’s show, Matt Hancock will be facing his greatest fear (again) as he’s sent underground and surrounded by snakes...

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