Who is Jack Maynard and why did he leave I’m A Celebrity 2017? YouTube vlogger who quit the jungle


JACK Maynard sensationally left the I'm A Celebrity 2017 jungle after just three shows.

He hit the headlines for racist and homophobic slurs before it was revealed he begged a 14-year-old girl to send him nude pictures online. Here's what we know about the vlogger…

 Jack Maynard entered I'm A Celebrity 2017 but left after only three days�ITV Plc Jack Maynard entered I'm A Celebrity 2017 but left after only three days

Who is Jack Maynard?

Jack, 23, 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 MaynardInstagram His brother is singer Connor Maynard

Why was Jack Maynard axed from I'm A Celebrity 2017?

On Tuesday, November 21, Ant and Dec shocked viewers by saying Jack had left the show at the start of that night's show.

As the pair made the announcement, a spokesperson for the YouTube star released a statement confirming the 23-year-old was leaving the jungle.

It said: "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."

It then emerged that as well as the racist and homophobic tweets Jack had sent he had also begged a 14-year-old fan to send him nude pictures.

According to the Mirror Online, the YouTube sensation, 23, told her that her "boobs are so nice" and "would look good in a bra shot" but later branded her a "bore" and "ugly freak", when she refused to share pictures.

The messages were reportedly sent from Jack's Facebook account – which he took down yesterday – in December 2011, when he was 17.

Speaking about the incident, the girl, now 20, said: "He was 16, I was 14. It was something that happens to everyone.

"I never once felt harassed. We were kids, it's not once harmed me at all in any way. It’s in the past. It is a serious allegation to make, but you’re a kid, you make mistakes.

"He didn’t know how old I was, and I didn’t know how old he was at the time. I cannot stress enough that the messages were harmless."

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