Roman Kemp Apologises For 'Offensive' Tweets Ahead Of Rumoured I'm A Celebrity Stint

Roman Kemp has apologised to fans after deleting a number of “offensive” tweets.

The Capital DJ – who is heavily rumoured to be heading Down Under next week for the new series of I’m A Celebrity – revealed on his Instagram Story that he’d decided to go through his old tweets to see the language he used to use on social media, and was “shocked” at what he found.

Although he didn’t disclose the exact content of the tweets in question, Roman said he was specifically looking for “anything that could cause harm or offence to someone”.

Roman Kemp (Photo: SOPA Images via Getty Images)

“Being totally honest, I’m shocked and appalled and ashamed to say I did find things,” Roman explained. “I did find things I’m not at all proud of. I don’t associate myself with that.

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

He continued: “I made the conscious decision to get those things, I have deleted those things, 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 concluded: “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.”

It’s understandable that Roman – the son of Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp and Wham! singer Shirlie Holliman – might be concerned about his past behaviour on social media before heading into the jungle.

Jack Maynard's time on I'm A Celebrity was cut short due to historic tweets that were unearthed while he was in the jungle (Photo: Matt Crossick - PA Images via Getty Images)

Two years ago, YouTube vlogger Jack Maynard lasted just two days on I’m A Celebrity before being pulled from the show, after homophobic and racist tweets were found on his account.

Rumoured to be joining Roman in the jungle include reality star, Olympian and transgender trailblazer Caitlyn Jennerdaytime presenter Kate Garraway and Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle.

The new series launches on Sunday 17 November on ITV.


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I'm A Celebrity 2019 Contestants: Meet These Stars Rumoured To Be Heading Into The Jungle

Nadine Coyle

Known for: Former Girls Aloud singer

While Sarah Harding might have been the first GA member to appear on reality TV after the band's split, The Sun reported Nadine is hoping to follow her Celebrity Big Brother success with a stint in the jungle. 

Caitlyn Jenner

Known for: Reality star and member of the Kardashian family

Caitlyn is reportedly this year's star signing, with The Sun claiming she's agreed a record-breaking £500,000 appearance fee - the highest for any campmate in the show's history. Interestingly, Caitlyn previously took part in the US version of the show a decade ago, making it to the final four.

Ian Wright

Known for: Former footballer and commentator

Back in June, Ian was said to be in "advanced talks" to enter the jungle after The Sun reported he had been offered a "offered a six figure sum" to take part.

James Haskell

Known for: Former England rugby player

James was linked to the jungle back in August, with The Sun claiming producers were hoping to see him "shed light on having Richard and Judy as his in-laws”.

Kate Garraway

Known for: Good Morning Britain presenter

Kate has done nothing to downplay rumours she's set to enter the jungle, admitting she was "sweating" when pressed by co-host Ben Shepherd on Good Morning Britain. "Even if I was doing it, I couldn't say I was doing it," she said.

Jacqueline Jossa

Known for: Former EastEnders star

Jacqueline was originally believed to be taking part in X Factor: Celebrity, but it was then reported she'd changed her mind and decided to appear on I'm A Celebrity instead.

Roman Kemp

Known for: Capital Radio Breakfast presenter and son of Martin and Shirlie Kemp

According to The Sun, I'm A Celeb bosses were attracted to Roman as a potential campmate given his celebrity connections. 

Andy Whyment

Known for: Playing Kirk Sutherland in Coronation Street

There's always a Corrie star on the line-up, isn't there? And while Kym Marsh and Lucy Fallon were both reported to be taking part, it seems producers went with Andy in the end.

Adele Roberts

Known for: Being a Radio 1 DJ

Adele was the final star added to The Sun's rumoured line-up, and while she's known for her work on the radio, she does have some reality TV experience already, having appeared on the same series of Big Brother as Alison Hammond and the late Jade Goody.

Myles Stephenson

Known for: Winning X Factor 2017 as part of Rak-Su

The singer was linked to a spot on the I'm A Celeb line-up just weeks after he split from girlfriend, Love Island star Gabby Allen. 

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