I’m A Celebrity’s Jack Maynard says sorry for “disgraceful” behaviour
Dropped I’m A Celebrity contestant Jack Maynard has said sorry for what he describes as “disgraceful” behaviour.
The 22-year-old YouTube vlogger left the show just a few days into the series last week.
Jack has now said sorry for ‘offensive’ tweets as well as inappropriate messages sent to a fan.
“There’s absolutely no excuse for what I said. I don’t know what I was thinking in ever posting anything like that online,” Jack told The Sun today. “I am truly, truly, truly sorry about all of the past comments I made.
“They’re totally unacceptable and I’m praying that people learn from this and don’t make the same mistakes that I did — really think about what you’re going to do and how many people it could hurt.”
In a series of messages posted to Twitter earlier this week, Jack apologised to his followers.
He said: “I have taken some time to reflect on the comments, tweets and ultimately my behaviour in the past, including a tweet sent in 2011 that is the subject of a story today.
“I was young, naive and stupid – but as I said previously, age is no excuse. My immaturity meant that I didn’t stop for a second to think whether these comments would hurt or harm anyone – something I have learnt is entirely wrong.”
Jack continued: “If I had just thought for a moment, about how stupid they were, I would never have sent them. Nothing can justify the language I used, there is no defence – I am truly sorry. My childish attitude back then is not a representation of my thoughts and feelings now.
“I take full responsibility and regret my mistakes. As an adult, I understand the effect my words have on people, whether I have a big or small platform to speak from. Again, I am so sorry to anyone I have offended or disappointed.”
Jack left the I’m A Celebrity camp last week after just two days on the show.
A spokesperson for the ‘social media sensation’ 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.
“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.”
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here continues nightly at 9PM on ITV.