Jack Maynard has been axed from I’m A Celebrity after homophobic and racist comments were discovered.
Jack Maynard, 22, has been kicked out of I’m A Celebrity by ITV producers following comments he has made in the past.
An apology was issued while Jack was in the jungle after tweets stretching back for years were uncovered.
Jack’s tweets ranged from the n-word, branding certain people “retards” and commenting on fans looks quite harshly.
The tweets dated back to 2012, and have since been deleted.
Jack’s rep confirmed the deletion of the tweets and said the YouTuber was deeply regretful of his behaviour, before he headed into the jungle.
“Jack is ashamed of these tweets, many were deleted a long time ago,” his rep told The Sun.
“He would never use that language now and realises this kind of retaliatory, inflammatory, insulting language is completely unacceptable.”
Ant and Dec announced on Tuesday’s live show that Jack had been removed from the jungle, they said Jack “had to withdraw due to circumstances outside of the show’s control”.
An ITV spokesman said: “Due to circumstances outside camp Jack has had to withdraw from the show.”
In a new statement released by Jack’s agent, it read: “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.
“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.”