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Roman Kemp Apologises For 'Offensive' Tweets Ahead Of Rumoured Appearance In I'm A Celeb

Roman Kemp Apologises For 'Offensive' Tweets Ahead Of Rumoured Appearance In I'm A Celeb

Radio DJ Roman Kemp has apologised for offensive tweets he sent a few years back, ahead of his rumoured appearance on this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

Kemp, who hosts the Capital FM breakfast show, posted a video on his Instagram account in which he apologised for the tweets, which he said he found after searching through his old posts to look for anything that could cause 'harm or offence'.

Whatever it was he was looking for, he appears to have found, because in the heartfelt clip he confessed that he was 'truly, deeply and utterly sorry'.

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He went on to say: "I wanted to talk about something I've seen a lot of celebrities talking about, and people around the world talking about, and that is the use of language online.

"I went through something terrible with a troll online and it encouraged me to look back and take responsibility to see if I had ever posted anything that could cause harm or offence to someone.

"Being totally honest, I'm shocked and appalled and ashamed to say I did find things."

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Roman Kemp is rumoured to be going into this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Credit: PA
Roman Kemp is rumoured to be going into this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Credit: PA

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He didn't elaborate on what the 'things' were, but insisted he was a changed man, adding: "I did find things I'm not at all proud of. I don't associate myself with that.

"I know the person who wrote those things is not the man I am now, but they were there.

"I made the conscious decision to get those things, I have deleted those things.

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"I don't want that negativity in the world. I don't want the legacy I have on the internet to be a place where there is negativity, or something that can cause offence.

"For anyone that has ever been offended by something I have said online, I am truly, deeply and utterly sorry."

Although the 26-year-old didn't reveal what he'd found, some digging by The Mirror showed that Kemp had deleted his responses when he was caught up in an argument last year.

The host was reported to Ofcom in 2018 after he called music by the South Korean pop group BTS 'noise' and the band's fans accused him of racism - something Kemp strongly denied.

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As well as the official complaints, others took to Twitter to urge Kemp to apologise for his comments and although he replied at the time, he has since removed the posts he made.

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Topics: UK News, Celebrity

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]