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Jack Maynard Releases Statement Following I'm A Celeb Removal

Jack Maynard Releases Statement Following I'm A Celeb Removal

Jack Maynard has released a statement following his I'm A Celeb removal.

The YouTuber's agent said: "In the last few days Jack Maynard has been the subject of a succession of media stories which, given his position as a contestant on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here - filmed in the Australian jungle, with no contact with the outside world, he has been unable to respond to.

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"Since it is only fair that everyone should be aware of any allegations made against them and should also have the right to defend themselves, it was agreed that it would be better to bring him out of the show. Jack agrees with this decision which was made by his representatives and ITV and thanks everyone who has supported him in the show this far."

An ITV spokesman said: "Due to circumstances outside camp Jack has had to withdraw from the show."

This former campmate was forced to apologise over a slur of racist and homophobic tweets posted from his account between 2011 and 2013.

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The tweets, allegedly written by Maynard, contain the racist N word, as well as referring to people as 'retards'.

Credit: Twitter

Jack's representative told The Sun: "Jack is ashamed of these tweets, many were deleted a long time ago.

"He would never use that language now and realises this kind of retaliatory, inflammatory, insulting language is completely unacceptable."

An ITV spokeswoman also said: "Jack has issued a full apology and has deleted the tweets that he sent."

Upon entering the jungle, Jack referred to himself as "a YouTube sensation", which angered some viewers, who didn't believe he qualified as enough of a celeb.



Thankfully for Jack, some viewers had this back...



Blimey.

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Entertainment

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay is the Senior Journalist at PRETTY52 but has worked at LADbible Group as part of the LADbible editorial team since 2015. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online. Contact her - mel.ramsay@pretty52.com

 

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