He breaks his silence on the stories that forced him out of the jungle.
Jack Maynard has finally taken to social media to apologise for some of the offensive statements he made online when he was younger after the remarks were unearthed during his time on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here', leading to his eviction from the show.
Conor Maynard and Jack Maynard at 'Joe And Casper Hit The Road' premiere
The YouTube star and brother of popstar Conor Maynard celebrated his 23rd birthday this week, but it's safe to say he's had better birthdays. He posted a video online yesterday (November 23rd 2017) apologising for his past behaviour, admitting that he feels 'embarrassed' about the stories in the press.
'I'm so sorry to anyone that I offended, anyone I upset, anyone I made feel uncomfortable', he said in the video, which was shot following his return to his home in London after being kicked out of the Australia jungle.
'Growing up, I was all over social media, in fact my entire life is on social media. I've grown an amazing following and now through that social media has led to being my job', he continued. 'And I've messed up. I've been really stupid in the past. I've Tweeted some bad things, some horrible things. Some pretty disgusting things that I'm just straight up ashamed of.'
Some of the posts that were uncovered included private Facebook messages propositioning a 14-year-old girl to send him nude or semi-nude photographs when he was 17, as well as Tweets that included racist and homophobic language.
'I never wanted to have to make anything like this, I've never wanted to feel like I've let you guys down so much [over] something so careless and inconsiderate to other people', he went on. 'I was young, I was stupid, I was careless, I just wasn't thinking.'
He confessed that he had just left school during the time of the offending posts and his online popularity had barely begun. 'I didn't know what I was doing', he said. 'Growing up online is hard. All I can do is just beg and encourage that you guys don't make the same mistake as well. Don't ever put anything online that you wouldn't say to your mum.'
'I heard someone say: Don't ever write anyone online that you wouldn't write on a T-shirt.' I just didn't think about that when I was younger.'