I'm a Celeb star opened up about the 2019 incident that led the pilot to take drastic action when the plane hit an air pocket, resulting in players and crew members being sick.The near life-threatening incident happened on a flight during the 2019 Women's World Cup in France, with Jill sitting next to England's captain Leah Williamson.Jill is "forever grateful" to her teammate and current England captain Leah Williamson for trying to ease her fear of flying with several magazines.Recalling the terrifying incident, Jill said: "We nearly went down.
It was really bad. It was the World Cup in France."Even the pilot said it had never happened to him in 30 years. Before anyone says it was an air pocket or a weather pocket, it was something worse."All of our heads went up.
At the time we were listening to music and were talking about a James Morrison song [Love is Hard]. Out of 3,000 songs [on Leah's iPod, which was on shuffle] that song actually came on next, then that plane thing happened and I thought, 'This is meant to be, our lives are over.'"But to be fair, when that happened to the plane, I actually didn't get scared because I was listening to the song.
Everyone was texting home and ringing home on the plane. It was so bad."We were just like, [singing] 'Love is hard if it was easy it wouldn't mean anything.'She continued: "People were sick.Read more on express.co.uk