Spencer Matthews returns to Twitter following I'm A Celebrity exit: "I've learnt some tough lessons"

Published Monday, Mar 7 2016, 16:27 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Spencer Matthews has finally broken his silence on Twitter, following his early exit from I'm A Celebrity back in November last year.

Since leaving the jungle, after it came to light he had been taking a steroids-based medication, Spencer has stepped out of the public eye and taken a hiatus from social media.

However, after three months out of the spotlight, Spenny has now returned and told fans he is hoping to "move forward."

'I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!' TV Show, Australia - 19 Nov 2015
Spencer Matthews wakes up in Snake Rock Camp.

© Rex Shutterstock / ITV

Tweeting for the first time since 21 November 2015, Spencer said: "I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone that sent me a message of support. It means a lot to me."

He added in a second tweet: "I've learnt some tough lessons and I'm moving forward."

Following his tweets, Spencer was inundated with supportive messages from fans and his BFF and former Made In Chelsea co-star Hugo Taylor was quick to welcome him back.

Hugo said: "Onwards and upwards! Welcome home pal!"

Spencer was forced to leave I'm A Celebrity after he admitted to taking steroids-based pills. Producers then deemed it unsafe for Spencer to stay in camp and he was removed after just two nights on the show.

At the time, Spencer had apologised for letting his family, friends and fans down. He said: "Why did I leave I'm A Celebrity? The simple answer is that I screwed up, and have some explaining to do... My admission to the production team that I was still taking these pills led to the conclusion that it would be unsafe for me to stay in the jungle - a decision which I found extremely hard to stomach."

Following his departure, a slew of reports claimed Spencer was heading to rehab to seek treatment, but he has since denied this was the case.

In a candid interview about his use of steroids and his I'm A Celebrity exit, Spencer revealed he did not go to rehab, he ventured to Africa to help build a school for a local community in Tanzania.

"I did not go to rehab. I actually went to Africa," Spencer told BBC Newsbeat. "I wanted to selflessly do something and give back. I was in a muddled place. I found a building project in Tanzania to build a school for Masai children so more local kids could go to school in that area."

He also admitted his use of steroids had been the 'most costly mistake' he has ever made. Spencer spoke of how he felt an 'overwhelming sense of letting everyone down.'

He said: "It wasn't an addiction, it wasn't an issue, so there was really no need for it... When the reality came in that I was going home on the third day I was just devastated... it was a bit of a dark time."

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