Jack Maynard axed from I'm A Celebrity 'amid claims he sent inappropriate messages to a female fan'
His I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! exit was confirmed by Ant and Dec on last night’s show.
And now it has been claimed that Jack Maynard will be quizzed on allegations he sent “inappropriate messages to a female fan”.
The claims have been raised by the Daily Mirror, who also report producers held “crisis talks” about whether to axe him or not.
ITV bosses are said to have had a “tense conversation” about the YouTube sensation, who has withdrawn from the show to enable him to defend himself against “allegations made against him”, the nature of which have not been confirmed.
A source told the publication: “Producers were locked in crisis talks for hours.
“ITV bosses were forced into a tense conversation about whether to kick out Jack.
“And they finally decided they had no choice but to let him go from the show.”
Yahoo Celebrity has contacted a representative of Jack for comment.
Jack is said to have been taken to a hotel before jetting home.
The vlogger – who is the younger brother of singer Conor Maynard – was forced to apologise earlier this week for previously using “inflammatory and insulting language”.
It was revealed by The Sun that he had posted a number of offensive tweets dating back up to six years ago.
Some of the tweets written on the official account of 22-year-old star – who has 642,000 Twitter followers – featured the N-word, and one also mocked someone’s physical appearance.
One tweet, from June 2011, read: “At alices with my n****s! (sic)”
Following Jack’s exit after just three days in the jungle, an ITV spokesman said: “Due to circumstances outside camp, Jack has had to withdraw from the show.”
A spokesman for the star added: “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.”
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