Jill Scott, the former women’s footballer, continues her epic rise as she will captain an England XI at the annual charity event Soccer Aid on June 11. The famous Lioness, who is 36 years old, will lead the team alongside ex-Arsenal star Jack Wilshere, Paul Scholes, and Mo Farah. Scott famously won the Euros with England’s Lionesses and was crowned queen of the jungle on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! last year. She will now complete ‘The Treble’ if she wins Soccer Aid.
Scott’s career in football has been remarkable. She played 165 times for Manchester City, winning the WSL with them in 2016. The leggy midfielder appeared 161 times for England, with her final moments representing her country being her most important. Scott was an integral part of England’s Euro 2022 campaign, beating the Germans in the final to claim the trophy at Wembley, the home of football.
After her dazzling display at the Euros, Scott joined the contestants of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here for series 22 of the reality show, which was back in Australia for the first time since the pandemic. Her quick one-liners left her campmates and viewers in hysterics. Constant jibes at former Tory Matt Hancock about his affair endeared her to the public. While the bravery she was famous for on the pitch was evident throughout her time in the jungle.
Meeting Scott on the bridge after she won was her fiancee, Shelly Unitt. The ex-community health officer, 37, reportedly began dating the footballer around six years ago. Shelly’s sister Rachel famously played for Everton in the 2000s. Shelly and Jill got engaged back in March 2020. The couple announced their engagement on social media, with Jill sharing a snap of her dazzling ring as she held a cup of coffee.
Together, Unitt and Scott are in business together with their coffee shop, Boxx2Boxx in Northenden, Manchester. The name is a reference to Scott’s biggest attribute on the pitch – being a box-to-box midfielder. Often, Scott can be seen behind the counter – acting as barista – and serving flat whites. Pastries and cakes are also on offer for the fairly hipster crowd it attracts. Celebrities have also been known to pop in, too.
Joining the stars in Soccer Aid won’t be daunting for Jill when the summer comes and the Rest of the World await as opponents.