Katie Hopkins sends support to Jack Maynard after he's booted out of I'm A Celebrity

Katie Hopkins sends support to Jack Maynard after he's booted from I'm A Celebrity

Katie Hopkins gave her view on Jack Maynard

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Katie Hopkins has come out in support of YouTuber Jack Maynard, after he was removed from I'm A Celebrity.

Maynard was removed from the jungle after a series of his past racist and offensive comments surfaced online.  

But Hopkins, now a successful broadcaster and columnist, tweeted: "Dear [Jack Maynard] - they kept me in, my love. You're an angel by comparison. It's all just noise. Breathe quiet air," according to Ok Magazine.

Before this she also tweeted: Has [ITV] REALLY kicked some poor lad from [I'm A Celebrity] for tweets in a former life? Dear god [ITV] grow a pair you utter morons."

Other celebrities have also weighed in, former X Factor star Frankie Cocozza tweeted "we've all been there mate, keep your chin up" and former Strictly Come Dancing star James Jordan said whilst he doesn't condone what Maynard did "if Jack has been removed from the show because of what he put on twitter 5 year ago [soc] I’m totally gutted for him."

Reports this week revealed that Maynard had sent several tweets roughly five years ago including the use of the n-word and "retards" as well as commenting on the way some of his fans look, according to The Mirror.

Many of the tweets had actually been previously deleted and the former campmates representative told The Sun he is "ashamed of these tweets." Earlier this week naked photos of the vlogger were also leaked online.

His agent gave a statement which read: "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."

He said it was "only fair" that those who know about allegations against them should be able to respond and defend themselves. He added: "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."