Jack Maynard sends out apology following I’m A Celebrity exit for ‘horrible tweets’

He left the show earlier this week

Jack Maynard

by Alex Ross |
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Earlier this week YouTuber Jack Maynard left the I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here jungle after old tweets he'd shared as a youngster resurfaced online.

The tweets, which were reportedly homophobic and racist, were published by a number of sources, leading Jack's PR team to pull him out of the ITV show so he could defend himself.

After flying back from Australia, Jack has now published an apology to his fans by posting a 4 and a half minute video to his 1 million YouTube followers.

Jack captioned the video with, 'I'm sorry. You all deserve answers as to what's been going on in the press recently, I have filmed a video to apologise for what I've said in the past and to thank you all for the incredible support. '

Jack Maynard
©Jack Maynard © ITV Pictures

Admitting he'd been "really stupid" in the past, Jack said he was "young" and "careless" when he posted the "horrible tweets". He then added, "I'm so sorry to anyone that I offended, anyone that I upset, anyone I made feel uncomfortable.

"I've tweeted some bad things, some horrible things, some pretty disgusting things that I'm just ashamed of.

"I was young I was careless, I just wasn't thinking, this was back when I had just left school and I didn't know what I was doing."

**Watch the video below: **

At the time of Jack's shock exit on Tuesday, his PR team released a statement explaining the decision.

It read,

"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.

"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."

Jack Maynard
©Jack Maynard © Getty Images

Upon posting the apology video to YouTube, Jack wrote to his fans on Twitter, 'You all deserve answers as to what's been going on in the press recently, I have filmed a video to apologise for what I've said in the past and to thank you all for the incredible support. ❤️ '

In other** I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here** news, the two new arrivals Iain Lee and Kezia Dugdale entered the camp last night. As Iain won the first head-to-head trial, he was crowned the Prime Minister of Croc Creek.

In tonight's show Amir Khan will go up against The Saturdays singer Vanessa White in the latest trial of the series.

**I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here **continues at 9pm on ITV.

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