YouTuber and social media star Jack Maynard, who was born on November 23, 1994, is most recognizable from his massively popular YouTube videos and his brief stint on “I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!” His YouTube channel is his true claim to fame, however, as every video he posts on there — be it a comedy skit, a social media challenge, or a vlog — gets a massive number of hits within hours.
Maynard was born in Brighton, England, to Gary, a builder, and Helen Maynard, an office worker. Even as a kid, as Maynard tells it, he’d always loved being in front of the camera. He was briefly a T.V. presenter while living in Brighton. After moving to London — via Bristol — he explored other avenues of work, becoming a personal trainer. He still loved the camera, though, and starting a YouTube channel was a natural extension of his passion. He launched an official, self-titled, YouTube channel in 2015, and it was instantly clear that was his true calling. His first video — a simple Q&A session with himself — was a huge success, getting a substantial number of views in a short amount of time.
His channel has experienced a meteoric rise since then and now has almost 1.5 million subscribers. Maynard is famous for his challenge videos, which he performs in collaboration with fellow YouTubers and buddies Joe Sugg, LucyAndLydia, Jasper, Thatcher Joe, etc. He also often collaborates with his siblings in hilarious sibling challenges and Q&A sessions. He has also moonlighted as a D.J. Maynard had a brief stint on “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” in 2017, but left because of an online controversy caused by his past posts. He has since apologized for his comments via his YouTube channel and addressed the subject in various interviews.
Maynard once dated fellow “I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!” contestant Georgia Toffolo. He is currently in a relationship with heiress Lily Mackie.
Maynard posts a Q&A video to launch his new YouTube channel in September, which sees an enormous jump in viewership in just a few days.
Maynard makes a brief appearance on ITV's reality show, “I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!”
Maynard is featured in the second season of “Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins” but is eliminated in the second week.
East Sussex College's 2022 summer festival MiniFest has a special D.J. — Maynard!
Why We Love Jack Maynard
He's accepting of his mistakes
He had to apologize in light of the row that got him kicked out of “I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!” but he's since spoken about how he's more in control of the sentiments he expresses. He's more conscious of how his words hurt people and doesn't make excuses for his past actions beyond stating that he was a “kid unexpectedly exposed to fame.”
He can laugh at himself
Maynard has a talent for poking fun at himself, which is very evident in his YouTube videos. He's answered everything, from how many girls swiped right for him on Tinder to whether famous older bro Connor Maynard and he have ever indulged in a sibling rivalry, with a humorous brush-off.
He's perfect vlogger material
Maynard's got charm, talent, and an innate ability to make people laugh. These are only a few of the reasons people go gaga for his content.
5 Surprising Facts
You might know his brother
Maynard’s brother is none other than English singer Conor Maynard.
Maynard is part of a musical duo
Maynard has been in a band called G.O.A.T. with his brother Conor since 2017 and, together, they release parody songs.
His videos have a huge reach
His challenge videos, especially those done in collaboration with other YouTubers, have around a million views each.
His past cost him a T.V. appearance
Posts containing offensive comments and slurs resurfaced when he was in the “I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!” jungle, and he was asked to leave the show immediately.
He’s been making amends
He released a video apologizing for the hurt his comments caused, and followed this up with multiple interviews, well into 2018, to reiterate how much he regrets his actions.
Jack Maynard FAQs
Who is older, Jack or Conor Maynard?
Conor Maynard is the older sibling by two years.
Who is Lily Mackie?
Maynard’s girlfriend, Mackie, is the daughter of former “Made in Chelsea” star Spencer Matthews, and is Pippa Middleton’s niece-by-marriage.
Is Jack Maynard in a relationship?
According to the YouTuber’s videos, he’s been dating Mackie since 2020.
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