Jack Maynard Releases Statement After Being Forced To Leave "I'm A Celebrity"

21 November 2017, 22:25

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Jack made a sudden exit due to "circumstances outside of camp".

YouTuber Jack Maynard has made a surprise exit from British reality show ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ due to what has been described as "circumstances outside of camp".

The news comes after old tweets Jack previously posted resurfaced this week, showing that he once used gay and racial slurs.

Just before revealing who would be doing tonight's (Tuesday 21st November) bushtucker trial, Dec revealed that Maynard would no longer be on the show.

"Unfortunately, due to circumstances outside of camp, Jack has had to withdraw from the show," he said. "So he won’t be included in today’s trial vote."

Jack Maynard's agent has now released an official statement:

"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 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."

The tweets, which were all shared between 2011-13 (when Jack was a teenager), include homophobic, ableist and racist slurs. In one, he replies to a follower with "damn n****r be jealous of my brains," while he refers to someone as a "retarded f*g" in another.