I’m a Celebrity final – as it happened: Jill Scott wins with Owen Warner taking second place

This year’s instalment of I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here has finally come to an end.

The final episode of the hit ITV reality show’s 22nd season aired on 27 November on ITV and streaming on ITVX.

After Mike Tindall was voted out the jungle in the penultimate episode, just three contestants remained: ex-England footballer Jill Scott, actor Owen Warner and disgraced Tory MP Matt Hancock.

Hancock’s involvement had been one of the main talking points of the series, after the controversy-struck former health secretary was announced as a surprise contestant shortly before the series aired.

However, it was Scott who emerged as the bookies’ favourite to be named Queen of the Jungle, with the former athlete standing at 2/9 to win the whole series.

After two years in which the production was relocated to Gwrych Castle, Wales, as a result of the Covid pandemic, I’m a Celebrity migrated back to its usual Australian location for the 2022 series.

As usual, the programme was hosted by Ant and Dec.

Saturday’s (26 November) episode saw the popular Celebrity Cyclone round return, with Hancock, Tindall, Scott and Warner all donning superhero costumes to brave the watery obstacles.

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The episode also saw Hancock accused of a surreptitious tactic to try and encourage more votes, which didn’t escape the notice of Tindall.

Find everything else you need to know about the latest series of I’m a Celebrity here, and the official cast photos here.

Or you can click here for a breakdown of how much this year’s I’m a Celebrity contestants were reportedly being paid.

The Independent live-blogged the final. Follow below for all the updates from the episode as they happened.

Key Points

Sunday 27 November 2022 11:03 , Louis Chilton

Hello, and welcome to The Independent’s live blog coverage of the 2022 I’m a Celeb final.

Sunday 27 November 2022 11:10 , Louis Chilton

To start, here’s a little recap of what happened last night, as rugby ace Mike Tindall was eliminated at the penultimate hurdle...

Matt Hancock gets through to I’m a Celeb final as Mike Tindall voted out

Sunday 27 November 2022 11:36 , Louis Chilton

Also highly recommend this longer read by my colleague Roisin O’Connor, in which she discusses Seann Walsh, who was voted off the series a couple of nights ago.

Our fixation on Seann Walsh’s Strictly scandal is the height of hypocrisy

Sunday 27 November 2022 12:09 , Louis Chilton

Who do we think’s gonna win today, then? Jill Scott? I’m thinking it’s going to be Jill.

Then again, I’m not sure many people would have thought Matt Hancock would make it this far. Maybe he’s just unkillable, like a cockroach. At this point, I wouldn’t bet against him.

Anyway, here’s a rundown of the latest odds, for anyone curious...

I’m a Celebrity odds: The favourite to win tonight’s final

Sunday 27 November 2022 12:40 , Louis Chilton

A bittersweet farewell from Mike Tindall last night...

I’m sure he won’t miss being dunked into slime though.

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Sunday 27 November 2022 13:10 , Louis Chilton

Yesterday, Hancock was caught sneakily rotating his gear to make sure his phone number was always in frame.

Don’t think that’s gonna work for the next general election, Matt...

Sunday 27 November 2022 13:40 , Louis Chilton

Here’s how to watch the final this evening.

Should be plenty of time to watch the Spain v Germany World Cup fixture beforehand, for anyone that’s so inclined...

What time is the I’m a Celebrity final on tonight?

Sunday 27 November 2022 14:22 , Louis Chilton

Let me just reach for the world’s tiniest violin...

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Sunday 27 November 2022 14:45 , Louis Chilton

Struggling to keep track of all the comings and goings in the jungle? (Well, mostly goings, I suppose)

Here’s a refresher on all the contestants to be eliminated so far:

Who has left I’m a Celebrity 2022 so far?

Sunday 27 November 2022 15:11 , Louis Chilton

Les Dennis has caught up with the action, it seems...

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Sunday 27 November 2022 15:40 , Louis Chilton

Ever wondered just what contestants on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! are getting paid?

You wouldn’t be the only one.

Here’s a breakdown of what we know about the 2022 roster’s earnings.

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

Sunday 27 November 2022 16:03 , Louis Chilton

Points were made.

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Sunday 27 November 2022 16:40 , Louis Chilton

Just over than four hours to go... how are we feeling?

I bet Owen’s already salivating at the thought of some proper scran...

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Sunday 27 November 2022 17:02 , Louis Chilton

For anyone who missed last night’s Celebrity Cyclone: a quick recap.

First look: Final four take on Celebrity Cyclone in I'm a Celeb penultimate episode

Sunday 27 November 2022 17:30 , Louis Chilton

Thought it might be helpful for a bit of background on the three potential winners.

First up - Jill Scott

Jill Scott: From Euro 2020 winner to coffee shop owner

Sunday 27 November 2022 18:00 , Louis Chilton

Then there’s Owen Warner, the dark horse of the final three.

Who is I’m a Celebrity contestant Owen Warner?

Sunday 27 November 2022 18:20 , Louis Chilton

And of course, Matt Hacock, a man who probably needs considerably less introduction.

A timeline of Matt Hancock’s Westminster controversies

Sunday 27 November 2022 18:40 , Louis Chilton

Why do some people hate Matt Hancock?

Here are the reasons. Not an exhaustive list, of course...

Why Matt Hancock is a divisive figure

Sunday 27 November 2022 19:00 , Louis Chilton

Heartbreaking: The worst person you know, etc etc

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Sunday 27 November 2022 19:15 , Louis Chilton

This isn’t all just gonna be Hancock-bashing, of course.

But that very much seems to be the vibe on Twitter.

Sunday 27 November 2022 19:30 , Louis Chilton

Going to re-bump this from earlier: Roisin O’Connor’s well-argued comment about our collective inability to move past Seann Walsh’s Strictly scandal.

Our fixation on Seann Walsh’s Strictly scandal is the height of hypocrisy

Sunday 27 November 2022 19:45 , Louis Chilton

Seann provided us with some great moments during his stint on I’m a Celeb, of course.

Perhaps the best was right near the end – his uncanny impression of Michael McIntyre.

Come to think of it, Mick Mac would be a pretty good contestant for the jungle in 2023...

Seann Walsh stuns I’m a Celebrity viewers with ‘spot on’ Michael McIntyre impression

Sunday 27 November 2022 20:00 , Louis Chilton

Just one hour to go!

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Sunday 27 November 2022 20:15 , Louis Chilton

One more time, for those at the back:

Here are the odds for the final.

I’m a Celebrity odds: The favourite to win tonight’s final

Sunday 27 November 2022 20:30 , Louis Chilton

Bit of a time capsule this one...

Jessie Thompson wrote this a month ago imagining what a Matt Hancock victory would look like, at a time when the notion sounded positively farcical.

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

Sunday 27 November 2022 20:45 , Louis Chilton

Only quarter of an hour to go!

Sunday 27 November 2022 20:50 , Nicole Vassell

People we are just *10* minutes away from the final of I’m a Celebrity 2022!

Who’s been voted off of I’m a Celebrity so far?

Sunday 27 November 2022 20:53 , Nicole Vassell

Narrowly missing out on tonight’s grand final is ex-rugby star and son-in-law of the Princess Royal, Mike Tindall, who got booted on Saturday night’s episode.

If you need a refresher on all the campmates who’ve fallen so far, here it is...

Who has left I’m a Celebrity 2022 so far?

Sunday 27 November 2022 20:59 , Nicole Vassell

An ex-footballer, a soap star and an MP walk into a jungle... who’ll be the last out?

In about an hour and a half, we’ll know the answer...

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:04 , Nicole Vassell

And we’re off! The Lionesses have made who they’re rooting for clear... but no surprise there:

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Sunday 27 November 2022 21:05 , Nicole Vassell

Woof, looks as if the final three are in for some hellish final trials on first look at tonight’s ep...

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:07 , Nicole Vassell

The vote is still open, folks – I wonder how close the votes are between all three...

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:08 , Nicole Vassell

Ant and Dec just made reference to Matt Hancock’s “budgie smugglers”... a mental image that millions never asked for.

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:09 , Nicole Vassell

Flashing back to Mike getting eliminated – Jill’s stunned, and Owen’s ELATED to have made the final. Bless!

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:11 , Nicole Vassell

Jill: “When I first stepped into the jungle and looked around at all of the celebrities, no way am I getting anywhere near that final. To be part of the final three with Owen and Matt, God, it just means the world, it really does.” Ahh, Jill, you might even be walking out queen in about an hour!

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:11 , Nicole Vassell

Ceeeelebrate good times, come on!

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Sunday 27 November 2022 21:13 , Nicole Vassell

The final three are taking on three individual classic Bushtucker trials for a big three-course meal later – first up, it’s Jill.

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:14 , Nicole Vassell

Jill’s task is called “Rat Race”, with five stars up for grabs – three stars will get her a starter for each campmate, with stars four and five getting her drinks.

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:15 , Nicole Vassell

One star collected, one starter earned! In the glass coffin are rats and mealworms, while Jill has to get stars off a screw just using her tongue. Grim!

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:16 , Nicole Vassell

“You’re smashing this, Jill!” says Hancock from the side.

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:17 , Nicole Vassell

There are about 75 rats in the box with Jill... who has made her hatred for rats very clear. Meanwhile, Ant can’t stop joking about Jill’s impressive “tongue action”...

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:19 , Nicole Vassell

And she’s done! Five stars earned, meaning that they’ll all get a starter later, with a drink and a treat for Jill.

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:20 , Nicole Vassell

The Bushtucker Bonanza’s up next, and it’s Owen’s turn to eat some jungle delicacies for the main meals tonight. It’s a BIG deal.

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:21 , Nicole Vassell

“Surely it can’t be that bad. Food’s food, innit?” Owen says. Oh, sweet Hollyoaks hunk... you speak too soon.

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:24 , Nicole Vassell

We’re in the commercial break now, before one of the most infamous tasks of the show. How many stars do we think Owen will manage to win? I’m going for all five – it’s the final! Gotta give it all you got, etc...

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:25 , Nicole Vassell

Questions that need answering.

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Sunday 27 November 2022 21:25 , Nicole Vassell

We’re back, and Owen has to eat a fermented duck egg to start.

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:26 , Nicole Vassell

“That’s decent, that!” Wow, didn’t phase him in the slightest! One star, done like that.

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:27 , Nicole Vassell

And just like that, Owen’s polished off a very long mealworm and a witchetty grub without much fuss. I am LOVING the lack of dramatics! Maybe food just IS food!

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:28 , Nicole Vassell

Time for a camel testicle and a camel eye for star three. The testicle is pretty rubbery, and Owen’s take? “Tastes like beef.”

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:30 , Nicole Vassell

That was clearly the toughest round so far, but Owen’s holding strong, chewing on that camel eye. And just like that, three main courses have been won!

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:31 , Nicole Vassell

Star four, which counts for a drink for Owen, is a scorpion. And according to him, “the skin was a crispy texture, but the inside? Mucus.” Just like that, he’s won it!

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:32 , Nicole Vassell

And for the final treat, it’s a bull’s penis. “Tastes like a penis,” he says... and just like that, all the stars have been won! That was no challenge, and he’s even said he’d eat the fermented egg again! The boy really does love food.

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:33 , Nicole Vassell

Twitter is all thinking the same thing...

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Sunday 27 November 2022 21:34 , Nicole Vassell

And finally, it’s Matt, who has to keep his head in a tank, steadily filling with water (and creepies), for five minutes. Will he make it?

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:35 , Nicole Vassell

First in the tank is four eels. Matt’s looking scared, but hanging in there.

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:36 , Nicole Vassell

Now joining the MP in the water tank are yabbies, toads and water spiders. Because Matt needs a snorkel to breathe, there’s not too much commentary to be honest.

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:39 , Nicole Vassell

And just like that, five minutes have passed and Matt’s won all five stars – meaning they’ll be eating starters, mains, desserts, drinks and treats later on!

Ant’s bet Owen £20 that he won’t be able to finish the food coming later... I’ve learned not to bet against Owen after that challenge.

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:41 , Nicole Vassell

Break time! And your last chance to cast your vote before it pauses and the third-place finisher is decided.

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:41 , Nicole Vassell

Mr Toad taking a stand.

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Sunday 27 November 2022 21:44 , Nicole Vassell

We’re back, and the vote’s frozen – meaning that bronze place is secured! Now, it’s time for a look at the last three weeks... ahh, memory lane.

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:47 , Nicole Vassell

They really had poor luck on those Dingo Dollars challenges, didn’t they?

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:49 , Nicole Vassell

Ahh... we’ve had fun.

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Sunday 27 November 2022 21:50 , Nicole Vassell

And finishing in third place is... Matt Hancock! Who’d have thought he’d make it to bronze position, eh?

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:51 , Nicole Vassell

Safe to say, there are a lot of people who aren’t too torn up that the MP won’t be crowned king of the jungle...

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Sunday 27 November 2022 21:52 , Nicole Vassell

Ahem... here’s another snapshot into the UK’s psyche right now.

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Does the winner of I’m a Celebrity 2022 get any money?

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:54 , Nicole Vassell

Now, it’s down to Owen and Jill. But will either of them be walking away with some extra dough if they finish first?

I’m a Celebrity 2022 prize money: How much are contestants paid?

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:55 , Nicole Vassell

The vote’s back open, and there’s 30 mins before it closes for good.

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:56 , Nicole Vassell

Right, it’s time for Matt’s interview – and we’re kicking off with a look at his best bits.

Sunday 27 November 2022 21:58 , Nicole Vassell

“I just wanted to show what I’m like as a person. Lots of people come to me with preconceived ideas, and I wanted to show I was human” – Matt on why he decided to go into the jungle.

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:00 , Nicole Vassell

Now they’re talking about his grillings in the jungle – and he said that he enjoyed some of them because it gave him the opportunity to respond the way he wanted to.

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:01 , Nicole Vassell

We can fast-forward through Matt’s singing and dancing moments, I think... viewing once was enough.

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:04 , Nicole Vassell

And Matt’s endorsed Jill for the crown! With that, his time on I’m a Celeb is over, and he’s run straight into the arms of his girlfriend, Gina Coladangelo.

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:05 , Nicole Vassell

We’re back to yesterday’s action in the camp now, and the final three are enjoying their meals. Utter JOY is spread across all of their faces, and can you blame them?

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:06 , Nicole Vassell

The main meals: Owen’s got a four-patty burger, Jill’s got a roast, Matt’s got a steak. I haven’t been in a jungle for three weeks, but even I am hungry watching this spread.

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:08 , Nicole Vassell

Food 1, Owen 0. Sadly, it looked as if the feast finished him, rather than the other way round.

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:10 , Nicole Vassell

Big Joey Tribbiani energy all round.

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Sunday 27 November 2022 22:13 , Nicole Vassell

In case you missed it, here was the moment that Matt and Gina reunited, with some getting a bit of deja vu from it all...

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Sunday 27 November 2022 22:15 , Nicole Vassell

What a journey she’s been on! Jill’s best bits really showed why she’s made it all the way to the final two.

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:16 , Nicole Vassell

Team-worker! Brave! All round good egg! Nice work, Jill – a star on and off the pitch.

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Sunday 27 November 2022 22:19 , Nicole Vassell

Though she was the only woman in camp for eight days, Jill says she didn’t feel much of a difference as she still mucked in and had to do tasks as normal.

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:20 , Nicole Vassell

Now it’s time for Owen’s best bits. A personal fave: “Do you think that fingers are like legs on the end of your arms?” A thinker!

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:21 , Nicole Vassell

Owen’s barely older than I’m a Celeb... he’s 23 and the show’s 20. Let that sink in.

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:23 , Nicole Vassell

It’s true, these two have been tight from the get-go... something feels right about them being the last campmates standing.

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Sunday 27 November 2022 22:24 , Nicole Vassell

Ha, and now Owen’s finally found out the truth: Chris Moyles is NOT a championship dancer, and everyone was just having him on. Must be like finding out Santa Claus isn’t real!

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:27 , Nicole Vassell

The vote is CLOSED. The king or queen of the jungle has been decided...

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:29 , Nicole Vassell

Such good sports!

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Sunday 27 November 2022 22:30 , Nicole Vassell

Right, it’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for... it’s time to find out who’s won I’m a Celebrity 2022! Ant and Dec, over to you...

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:31 , Nicole Vassell

Ooh, before that, it’s the eliminated campmates talking about the final two and just how great they are. Very wholesome scenes.

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:32 , Nicole Vassell

Aww, look at the class of 2022, looking all fresh and clean. Now, here we go! Jill? Owen? Who will it be?

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:32 , Nicole Vassell

And the winner is... Jill Scott!

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:36 , Nicole Vassell

What a result for the Lioness! Over 12 million votes had been cast, with most of them going to the ex-England player.

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:37 , Nicole Vassell

And there’s that official winner’s graphic:

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Sunday 27 November 2022 22:41 , Nicole Vassell

It’s true, 2022 will probably be one to remember for Jill:

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Sunday 27 November 2022 22:42 , Nicole Vassell

Let’s not leave out our second-place finisher: let’s hear it for Owen!

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Sunday 27 November 2022 22:45 , Nicole Vassell

Here’s all you need to know about the new queen of the jungle:

Jill Scott: From Euro 2020 winner to coffee shop owner

Matt Hancock finishes third

Sunday 27 November 2022 22:51 , Nicole Vassell

In case you missed it, here’s the moment Matt Hancock finished the competition in third place:

All about Owen

Sunday 27 November 2022 23:00 , Nicole Vassell

The hungriest campmate there ever was, Owen came close to becoming king of the jungle, but was beaten by Jill.

Here’s all you need to know about the Hollyoaks star:

Who is I’m a Celebrity contestant Owen Warner?

Fans thrilled after Jill Scott beats Matt Hancock to the crown

Sunday 27 November 2022 23:18 , Nicole Vassell

Fans of the show were quite happy with tonight’s result...

Fans thrilled after Jill Scott beats Matt Hancock in I’m a Celeb final

08:39 , Jacob Stolworthy

Thanks for following along! We’ll be back this same time again next year...

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