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The truth behind Jack Maynard’s jungle departure

More allegations have surfaced

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Viewers of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! were stunned when it was announced during last night’s show that Jack Maynard had left the jungle.

Co-host Declan Donnelly said the YouTube star had to “withdraw” due to “circumstances outside camp”.

Dec announced Jack’s departure on last night’s show (Credit: ITV)

It was initially thought this was down to the unearthing of racist and homophobic tweets the 22-year-old posted on Twitter in his youth.

But now according to The Mirror, Jack has further questions to answer regarding his behaviour online and must face accusations over “inappropriate messages” he sent to a female fan.

A statement from Jack’s spokesman said it was “only fair” to ask him to leave the jungle so he could be given the opportunity to respond to the allegations.

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Jack is now facing accusations of inappropriate messages to a female fan (Credit: ITV)

His agent said: “In the last few days Jack has been the subject of a succession of media stories which 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 it would be better to bring him out.

“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.”

The YouTube star has left the jungle so he can respond to accusations against him (Credit: ITV)

Jack, who has 1.2m YouTube subscribers and thousands of followers on his Twitter and Snapchat accounts, has yet to share an update regarding his sudden jungle departure.

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His exit was casually dropped into last night’s show when Dec said people wouldn’t be able to vote for him to do the next Bushtucker Trial as he wouldn’t be there to do it.

Dec said: “The next Bushtucker Trial is coming up, now unfortunately due to circumstances out of camp, Jack has had to withdraw from the show so he won’t be included in the trial vote.”

No other information about Jack’s exit was given but previous offensive tweets he had sent began to emerge.

In some he had called people “retarded”, in others he has used the “n” word and make cruel comments about people’s appearance.

The offensive tweets had been posted back in 2012 and since deleted.

A spokeswoman for the vlogger said of these messages: “Jack is ashamed of these tweets, many were deleted a long time ago.

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“He would never use that language now and realises this kind of retaliatory, inflammatory, insulting language is completely unacceptable.”

Now Jack will have to also respond to the allegations regarding the female fan.