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Jack Maynard Has Apologised To Fans After 'I'm A Celeb' Exit

Jack Maynard Has Apologised To Fans After 'I'm A Celeb' Exit

He posted a video to YouTube apologising, saying he had been 'stupid and careless'.

Claire Reid

Claire Reid

YouTuber Jack Maynard has spoken publicly for the first time following his exit from I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! which he left just three days after the show started.

He left the show amid reports of a series of homophobic and racists tweets which he had posted between 2011 and 2013. In the unearthed tweets, some of which had since been deleted, Maynard used the n-word and called people 'f***ot' and 'retards'.

Twenty-three-year old Maynard has now posted a tweet to tell fans he would give them the answers they 'deserve' and posted a short video.

In the four minute video, Jack begins: "To be honest I just want to start off with that I'm sorry, I'm just really, really sorry.

"I'm sure most of you have seen that a lot of stuff have been written in the press over the last few days so I thought the least you deserved was for me to come home and just sit down and talk to you and explain everything that has been going on.

"I'm so sorry to anyone that I offended, anyone I upset, anyone I made feel uncomfortable.

Credit: YouTube/Jack Maynard

"Now like a lot of you growing up, I was all over social media. In fact, my life is on social media. I've grown an amazing following so now, through that social media has led to being my job, my entire job is this online and everything that comes with it.

"And I've messed up. I've been really stupid in the past and tweeted some horrible things, some pretty disgusting things that I'm just ashamed of.

"I was young, I was stupid, I was careless. I just wasn't thinking back when I'd just left school, and I didn't know what I was doing getting into arguments with people on Twitter before I knew I'd have any impact online.

"I was just stupid. I said some really inconsiderate things. It's hard. Growing up online is hard. All I can do is just beg and encourage that you guys don't make the same mistakes as well.

Credit: ITV/I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

"Don't ever put anything online that you wouldn't say to your mum."

He went on to say that he felt like he had let so many of his fans down, adding that he has done 'a lot of growing up' since being 16, but pointed out that he wasn't using that as an excuse.

He went to admit that he was 'gutted', saying: "I'm just so embarrassed, we've had such an amazing year.

"One of the reasons I went on the show was because I saw it as a huge achievement to see off the year and I feel like I completely messed it up.

He ended by thanking his fans, saying: "You constantly have my back. From what I've seen online, you're so overwhelming. I just want to thank you all for that."

In a statement released at the time, a spokesperson said: "In the last few days Jack 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.

Credit: ITV/I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here

"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."

Source: Twitter; BBC

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Jack Maynard

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