‘The duo we didn’t know we needed!’ I’m A Celeb viewers heap praise on Jill Scott and Owen Warner’s unlikely bond as clueless campmates struggle to spell Coq Au Vin during Deal On Wheels Challenge
Those wondering how to spell Coq Au Vin were given little help by cluess campmates Jill Scott and Owen Warner during Monday’s instalment of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
But while their knowledge of French cuisine fared badly, the pair struck up an unlikely bond that evidently delighted viewers as they threw themselves into the first Deal On Wheels Challenge of the series, Spaghetti Crossword.
Required to spell the popular Gallic meal – traditionally made up of braised chicken with wine, lardons, mushrooms, and garlic – the hapless duo found themselves replacing its Q with a questionable K while labouring to find the correct answer.
Awkward: Those wondering how to spell Coq Au Vin were given little help by Jill Scott and Owen Warner during Monday’s instalment of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
However, amused fans were delighted with their evidently unity while attempting to find the correct spelling – with many airing their views on Twitter.
Taking to the social media platform, one viewer wrote: ‘Owen and Jill are the duo we didn’t know we needed.’
Evidently in agreement, a second echoed: ‘@_OwenWarner and @JillScottJS8 are the duo we didn’t know we needed, but we’ve got – so funny!’
Great entertainment: However, amused fans were delighted with their evidently unity while attempting to find the correct spelling – with many airing their views on Twitter
French faux pas: Required to spell the popular Gallic meal, the hapless duo found themselves replacing its Q with a questionable K while labouring to find the correct answer
Sympathising with the pair, a third added: ‘Coq Au Vin is quite hard to spell but Jill Scott struggling to say it and spell it is very funny to mer.’
Others commented on the former footballer’s garbled attempt at speaking French, with one writing: ‘Jill was me realising that French A-level wasn’t for me – “Hi, I’m je m’appele Jill.”‘
While another joked: ‘Good job she was good at football… but I love her.’
Messy: Owen dived in during their Spaghetti Crossword challenge on Monday evening’s show
Connection: The Hollyoaks actor formed a hilarious bond with former footballer Jill
Tough task: Jill’s mangled attempt at speaking French also proved to be a hit with viewers
Well done: Fortunately for the pair, they managed to successfully complete the task
ITV reportedly spared no expense when it came to signing stars for this years series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
Bosses are said to have spent a whopping £2.1million on the star-studded 2022 line-up, one of the biggest bills in the show’s 20-year history.
A TV insider told The Sun: ‘This is a huge amount but ITV see coughing up this kind of cash as a worthwhile investment for the right blend of characters.’
The insider continued: ‘Producers know that the right combination of stars will get viewers tuning in and staying with the show over the next three weeks — but that costs serious money.
‘They’re also aware of the fact that the show has been stuck in the UK for the past two years due to Covid — and they wanted to make a huge impact as it returns to Oz.’
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues at 9:00pm on ITV1.
I’M A CELEBRITY 2022: THE FULL LINEUP
CLAIM TO FAME: Legendary pop star
PHOBIAS: Being scared
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, I am going straight into the jungle from playing at various festivals and gigs
ROLE IN THE CAMP: In-house dietician reassuring everyone that they will be ok on the jungle diet. And entertainer – I will sing!
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a very positive person and I don’t bear any grudges
DREAM CAMPMATE: It would be funny if my ex, Jon Moss, comes on the programme -but I don’t think that will happen!
CLAIM TO FAME: Radio DJ
PHOBIAS: I am petrified of heights. I ended up carrying the bags when we took my girlfriend’s niece once to Go Ape as I am so petrified!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? A friend’s birthday, a wedding, and Leeds United matches
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer. Hopefully I can help shorten everyone’s boredom.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hiding food! I am going to fly out early and sneak into the jungle and hide pot noodles everywhere, then I will be everyone’s best friend!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Ant and Dec…let’s see how they cope for 24 hours!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Eileen Grimshaw in Coronation Street
PHOBIAS: Don’t be ridiculous! I am not going to admit to what I fear most!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Coronation Street and we are expecting another grandchild any day, so hopefully it will arrive before I fly out to Australia.
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I will be more of a mum – that is where I will naturally fit.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I am a good listener, so hopefully I will be a friendly ear for everyone.
DREAM CAMPMATE: Good Morning Britain’s Richard Arnold. He is my TV husband and it would be lovely to have an ally in camp!
CLAIM TO FAME: Presenter of A Place In The Sun
PHOBIAS: Spiders. There is no point in lying about it! I’ve got an irrational fear about them
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Just a holiday which I can postpone
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum, cook and morale booster. I always like to look at the positive side in life
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I will be good at making sure everything is tidy in camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: Mo Gilligan. He is hilarious and I totally fancy him!
CLAIM TO FAME: Comedian
PHOBIAS: I am scared of absolutely everything. Snakes, rats – I am fearful of them all and I am dreading the trials
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I was going on tour but we’ve postponed it now until next year
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Tension breaker. If I can break tension anywhere it starts up in the camp, then I will do that. We don’t need to be bickering as it will be a first-time experience for everyone
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hopefully I will bring some humour to the camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: I am a big Arsenal fan and so any ex-Arsenal player would be great. I am looking forward to chatting to Ant & Dec about football
CLAIM TO FAME: Rugby Union player and married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall
PHOBIAS: I haven’t admitted to having any phobias but in a weird way, I am looking forward to taking part in the trials!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My podcast series and the rugby Internationals this autumn
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Morning motivator. I would like to see everyone get on well and us all have a great experience
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a positive person
DREAM CAMPMATE: Samuel L Jackson would be cool. He has lived the life!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Romeo Nightingale in Hollyoaks
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I am a big fan of football so I will miss watching the start of the World Cup
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer and games coordinator
BEST ATTRIBUTE: It is definitely not my cooking skills or brains!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Any of the Leicester City starting 11!
CLAIM TO FAME: ITV newsreader and Loose Women anchor
PHOBIAS: I am not sure what my fear factor will be because I’ve never had rodents, spiders and snakes crawling all over me!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My children’s annual school ball which I am gutted about
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum and cook. I don’t mind falling into that position
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I like to listen and talk. I love learning about people and I have a natural curiosity for people
DREAM CAMPMATE: Colin Murray and Richard Osman
CLAIM TO FAME: Retired England Lioness
PHOBIAS: I don’t like rats and the thought of being underground fills me with fear!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? The Men’s World Cup. I am going to find it weird not being able to know how the men are getting on in the tournament. Hopefully they will still be in the tournament when I come out of the jungle
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Helping hand. I like to help people if they aren’t having a good day
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hard worker. I will always find a way to add value. I am also very honest
DREAM CAMPMATE: Another sports person would be great as it would be someone to bounce ideas off.
CLAIM TO FAME: Love Island star
PHOBIAS: I hate the dark so I’m keen to avoid any challenges in the darkness
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, had the show been on air any later, I could have missed my sister’s wedding
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Clown. I was always the class clown at school and I love having a laugh
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I don’t take myself seriously and I have got a good sense of humour
DREAM CAMPMATE: A pop legend like Dolly Parton who has amazing stories to tell
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