Who is Jack Maynard and why has he quit I'm A Celebrity 2017? – The Sun

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JACK MAYNARD sensationally left I’m A Celebrity 2017 after only three shows.

He  hit the headlines for racist and homophobic slurs made before he joined the show – here’s the latest on what we know…

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Jack Maynard on I’m A Celebrity 2017

Who is Jack Maynard?

Jack, 22, was born November 23, 1994, and is a YouTuber from Brighton.

He is famous for his self-titled channel where he posts vlogs, challenges, and occasional comedy skit videos for his 1.2 million subscribers.

Before his web career, he worked as a personal trainer.

Jack’s older brother is the singer Conor Maynard, who had a string of hit singles and UK No.1 album when he burst onto the scene in 2012.

 His brother is singer Connor Maynard

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His brother is singer Connor Maynard

Why did Jack Maynard quit I’m A Celebrity 2017?

On Tuesday, November 21, Ant and Dec shocked viewers by saying Jack had left the show.

An ITV statement said: “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.”

What happened with him and allegations of racist and homophobic slurs?

Jack was forced to apologise for racist and homophobic slurs.

The YouTube sensation, 22, said he wanted to “do the internet proud” as he entered the ITV reality show.

But The Sun can reveal that on his official Twitter account he casually used the N-word and branded other users “retarded” and “f****ts”.

In tweets dating back up to six years Jack, followed by 650,000 impressionable young fans, mocked gay men, called his friends the racist term and laughed at people with facial disfigurements.

In December 2012, he replied to two people using the phrase “retarded f****t”.

In another post in February 2013, he shot back at one critic: “hahaha shutup you f****t… By the way who hit you with a shovel?”

Does Jack Maynard have any phobias and what else has he said about I’m A Celebrity?

Jack Maynard reckons he’s scared of everything but it’s only his time in the jungle that will help him discover what he’s truly afraid of.

He’s become the first ever vlogger to enter the camp and admits that he’s pretty chuffed to picked ahead of so many other talented rivals.

“Hopefully I can do the Internet proud. You are respected by the younger generation and YouTube is changing the game. By doing this programme, it’s going to be nice to show older viewers [what vloggers are all about].”

Jack will be celebrating his birthday in the jungle and hopes that his campmates will be nice to him for at least an hour to celebrate.

When is I’m A Celebrity back on TV?

I’m A Celebrity 2017 continues tonight on ITV 9pm with a 60 minute roundup of the previous day’s activities.

The show usually runs for three weeks.

You can catch up with any missed episodes on ITV Hub.

 I'm A Celebrity is the reality show set in the Australian jungle

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I’m A Celebrity is the reality show set in the Australian jungle

What is I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here?

I’m A Celebrity is a popular reality show that sees 12 celebrities live together in the Australian jungle for around three weeks.

They have no luxuries and compete to be crowned king or queen of the jungle.

They have to endure daily Bushtucker Trails, which often consist of being enclosed in small spaces and being showered with bugs – or in the worst case… eating them.

The show is hosted by national treasures Ant and Dec, although filming for the promo shoot was held up after Ant flew to Los Angeles to continue his recovery from a painkiller addiction.

Fans were worried that he would drop out, however, Scarlett Moffatt has confirmed to The Sun that Ant McPartlin will return to the I’m a Celebrity jungle this year.



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