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Roman Kemp admits to sending ‘offensive’ historic tweets just days before rumoured I’m A Celeb stint

Roman Kemp looked in good spirits as he stepped out after apologising for posting offensive tweets historically however did not specify what he had sent.

The Capital Radio host is reportedly set to head to Australia as part of the line-up for this year’s I’m A Celeb and ahead of his departure he took to Instagram stories on Saturday, where he issued a grovelling apology for his previous ‘appalling’ tweets.

The son of Martin Kemp, 26, appeared downcast in his video and admitted that he was ‘truly, deeply and utterly sorry’ over his historic social media posts.

Out and about: Roman Kemp looked in good spirits as he stepped out after apologising for posting offensive tweets, however did not specify what he had sent

Sorry: Earlier on in the day, he profusely apologised for posting offensive tweets historically

Sorry: Earlier on in the day, he profusely apologised for posting offensive tweets historically

In the somber video the usually upbeat star appeared serious as he explained that he had trawled through his previous posts to see if he had written anything that could cause ‘harm or offence’ to anyone. 

Explaining his actions, he said: ‘I wanted to talk about something I’ve seen a lot of celebrities talking about, and people around the world talking about, and that is the use of language online.

‘I went through something terrible with a troll online and it encouraged me to look back and take responsibility to see if I had ever posted anything that could cause harm or offence to someone.

‘Being totally honest, I’m shocked and appalled and ashamed to say I did find things.’

All is well: Roman was seen stepping out of H Club after appearing on Strictly Takes Two following his internet admission

All is well: Roman was seen stepping out of H Club after appearing on Strictly Takes Two following his internet admission

'Ashamed': The Capital Radio host, 26, (pictured on his dhow)  appeared downcast in his video and admitted that he was 'truly, deeply and utterly sorry' over his historic social media posts

‘Ashamed’: The Capital Radio host, 26, (pictured on his dhow)  appeared downcast in his video and admitted that he was ‘truly, deeply and utterly sorry’ over his historic social media posts

Looking sincerely into the camera, the star insisted that he was ‘truly, deeply and utterly sorry’ for his past actions and words online. 

He continued: ‘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.

‘I made the conscious decision to get those things, I have deleted those things.

Wrong:  The usually upbeat star appeared serious as he explained that he'd trawled through his previous posts to see if he had written anything that could cause 'harm or offence' to anyone

Wrong:  The usually upbeat star appeared serious as he explained that he’d trawled through his previous posts to see if he had written anything that could cause ‘harm or offence’ to anyone

Apology: Looking sincerely into the camera, the star insisted that he was 'truly, deeply and utterly sorry' for his past actions and words online

Apology: Looking sincerely into the camera, the star insisted that he was ‘truly, deeply and utterly sorry’ for his past actions and words online

‘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 went on to say that he wanted to become a good social media user who spreads ‘happiness’ and encouraged his followers to do the same.

He added: ‘Going forward, I want to be that good social media user that spreads happiness about humans, not negativity.

Making amends: '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'

Making amends: ‘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’

Out: Roman's apology comes two years after YouTube blogger Jack Maynard was spectacularly booted off I'm A Celebrity after historic offensive tweets of his resurfaced

Out: Roman’s apology comes two years after YouTube blogger Jack Maynard was spectacularly booted off I’m A Celebrity after historic offensive tweets of his resurfaced

‘I hope that you watching this want to do the same. Together, let’s make the internet a bit of a better place.’

MailOnline have contacted representatives of Roman for comment. 

Last year Roman was branded ‘racist’ on Twitter following comments he made about South Korean pop group BTS’ music sounding like ‘noise’ on his radio show.

Roman received 60 complaints to Ofcom about the comments he made after one of the band’s tracks played on the show but the matter wasn’t taken further.  

Caught out: Jack was in the jungle for just two days before being pulled from the show after racist and homophobic messages were found on his account

Caught out: Jack was in the jungle for just two days before being pulled from the show after racist and homophobic messages were found on his account

Roman’s apology comes two years after YouTube blogger Jack Maynard, 24, was kicked off I’m A Celebrity after historic offensive tweets of his resurfaced.

Jack was in the jungle for just two days before being pulled from the show after racist and homophobic messages were found on his account.  

It is also said that there were claims of inappropriate behaviour towards an underage girl when he was 16-years old. 

Jack’s agent made the decision to pull him out of the show after the remarks from several years ago resurfaced. 

Positive: Roman, who is the son of Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp (above), went on to say that he wanted to become a good social media user who spreads 'happiness'

Positive: Roman, who is the son of Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp (above), went on to say that he wanted to become a good social media user who spreads ‘happiness’ 

He went on to address the accusations in a video on his YouTube channel, titled ‘My Explanation’. He said: ‘I’m sorry to anyone that I upset, anyone that I offended, anyone I made feel uncomfortable.

‘Growing up I was all over social, my entire life was on social media and through that it led to be my job. I’ve tweeted some bad things, some horrible things, some pretty disgusting things that I’m just ashamed of.

‘I never wanted to make anything like this, I feel like I’ve let you guys down so much, I was young, I was stupid, I was careless, I just wasn’t thinking.’

Roman is heavily rumoured to be jetting off to Australia to join the line-up for the new series of the Ant and Dec fronted ITV show, which kicks off on Sunday 17 November.

Other stars tipped to join the show include Caitlyn Jenner, Nadine Coyle, Kate Garraway, Myles Stephenson and James Haskell.   

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