A North East football icon has inferred the I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! hosts might not support her after finding out her club allegiance.

England icon Jill Scott has joked that she might receive Ant and Dec's support this year, providing she switches her club allegiance to Newcastle United.

The I'm a Celeb contestant, who grew up in Sunderland and is a fan of Sunderland AFC, believes the Newcastle-supporting duo might not back her due to the Tyne and Wear rivalry.

Meanwhile, Scott began competing on this year's series after 'walking the plank' in a Bushtucker Trial yesterday and impressing many online.

Read more: I'm A Celeb kicks off with star Jill Scott walking the plank

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Perhaps in a sign of things to come for contestants, the pair have taken to social media to retweet a meme mocking Babatunde for his proclivity to quit quickly. 

In a different social media post, earlier this month, the beloved Geordies said: "Cannot wait to torment this lot, it's great to be back."

In the same tweet, the two shared emojis depicting snakes, spiders, cockroaches, and crabs in a peak into the celebs' futures.

Many have already shown their admiration for Scott's performance in the series debut yesterday, and have earmarked her as the early favourite.

Meanwhile, Scott quipped she's prepared for anything, having already dealt with her mum's lasagne on a regular basis.

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The show, which is now on series 22, aired on Sunday and will run for approximately three weeks as contestants battle through a host of creepy crawlies and obstacles to be crowned the winner.

The 2022 series will feature pop icon Boy George, former Health Secretary Matt Hancock, Rugby Union World Cup winner Mike Tindall, Corrie star Sue Cleaver, and ITV News and Loose Women presenter Charlene White.

Adding to this, Scarlette Douglas, Babatunde Aleshe, Seann Walsh, Olivia Attwood, and Owen Warner will also be vying for the top spot this year.

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