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Thursday 27th February 2020

Radio presenter Roman Kemp issues grovelling apology over 'offensive' social media posts

He's said to be appearing on I'm A Celebrity...

Ahead of the new series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, radio star Roman Kemp has apologised for social media posts he's uploaded in the past that may have caused offence.

The presenter, 26, who's rumoured to be appearing on I'm A Celeb 2019, uploaded a video last night for his 204,000 followers on Instagram.

In it, he said he'd found historical posts that he was "not at all proud of" and was "truly, deeply and utterly sorry".

Roman apologised for the negativity (Credit: Grant Buchanan /

The Capital FM DJ, who's the son of Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp and Pepsi & Shirlie singer Shirlie Holliman, seemed concerned as he addressed his fans.

Looking straight into the camera, he said: "I wanted to talk about something I've seen a lot of celebrities talking about, and people around the world talking about, and that is the use of language online.

"I went through something terrible with a troll online, and it encouraged me to look back and take responsibility to see if I had ever posted anything that could cause harm or offence to someone.

I know the person who wrote those things is not the man I am now, but they were there.

"I did find things I'm not at all proud of. I don't associate myself with that.

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"I know the person who wrote those things is not the man I am now, but they were there.

"I made the conscious decision to get those things, I have deleted those things.

The radio DJ is rumoured to be heading for the jungle next week (Credit:

"I don't want that negativity in the world. I don't want the legacy I have on the internet to be a place where there is negativity, or something that can cause offence.

"For anyone that has ever been offended by something I have said online, I am truly, deeply and utterly sorry.

Roman and his girlfriend, Anne-Sophie Flury (Credit: Credit: Mark Milan /

"Going forward, I want to be that good social media user that spreads happiness about humans, not negativity.

"I hope that you watching this want to do the same. Together, let's make the internet a bit of a better place."

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According to reports, Roman is heading Down Under next week for the new series of I'm A Celebrity.

Other names rumoured to be taking part include former footballer Ian Wright, Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle and former EastEnders actress Jacqueline Jossa.

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