Following Jack Maynard's departure from I'm A Celebrity over several allegations including racist and homophobic tweets, fans of the show have dug up some potentially embarrassing comments from Amir Khan and Rebekah Vardy's social media past.

After Ant and Dec nonchalantly dropped in that the 22-year-old YouTube star had to "withdraw" from the show, some of the viewing public didn't think Maynard was being treated fairly and unearthed some old tweets from his fellow campmates.

Maynard's unhappy following rounded up a few "homophobic" tweets from the boxer and footballer's wife, with one user claiming: "Jack Maynard axed from I'm A Celebrity following homophobic comments. Is Rebekah Vardy next?"

Another said: "petiton to kick rebecca vardy and amir khan of #imaceleb for their tweets back in 2010-2013 too rt to sign".

A tweet from Khan back in 2010 reads: "Abuse @saj23x for keeping pictures on his phone, he is defiantly gay after today's tweel. Asll the guys beware, @saj23x is GAY."

A screenshot from Vardy's Twitter account in 2013 shows a tweet saying: "@MrHarryWood: @Xelahopkins1984 @Little_Miss_Foz what about the 3rd 'bird' the gay walker? @jay_walker25 ginger gay w**ker ha ha PMSL." Another reads: "Whatsap.....GAY....sort it out grrrr."

But Maynard was not kicked out of I'm A Celeb only because of his offensive tweets, as it was reported today by The Mirror that he had allegedly been sending inappropriate messages to a female fan.

A statement from Maynard's agent said: "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.

"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."

His representative also claimed that Maynard was "ashamed" of those tweets, many of which were written six years ago and have been deleted, and he now understands that the language used was "completely unacceptable".

I'm A Celebrity continues tonight at 9pm on ITV.

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