Aiden Henry, dubbed Britain’s Smallest Prisoner, was released on Friday after being banged up for 32 months for burglary of a property in Rugby, Warwickshire.
The 24-year-old lag became an online sensation while behind bars after stunts filmed on an illegal mobile phone went viral.
Some clips showed the miniature prisoner boasting about his muscles and grinding suggestively, with his accounts littered with topless selfies from inside his cell.
His social media accounts were repeatedly reported and shut down by prison officials who said his antics “would not be tolerated”.
“I’m just trying to live a better life and my videos have given me a chance to do something good”
Henry’s posts drew the admiration of famous faces like Lethal Bizzle, Stormzy and Billy Joe Saunders, who all encouraged his stunts and praised him online.
Following his release from jail on March 22, the pint-size convict, nicknamed “Likkleman” by his fans – is hoping to have a career as a social media star, and already has a number of sponsorship deals lined up.
He has also employed a management team to help him stay on top of his Instagram (@likklemangram), with his follower count currently at a staggering 158,000.
The first two videos Aiden posted as a free man have clocked up 500,000 views each.
While Henry admits that he has his time behind bars to thank for his new-found celeb status, he has expressed remorse for his past crimes.
He said: “ I know people might not like what I’m doing but everyone deserves a second chance.”
He added: “I regret all my mistakes and I’m sorry for all the things I’ve done before.
“But now, I’m just trying to live a better life and my videos have given me a chance to do something good.
“I’m not glad I went to prison – it’s not the lifestyle I want and it’s not who I want to be in life.
”But I am glad that prison made me famous. I appreciate all the love people have shown me and their support for my videos.”
Speaking on his future plans, Henry said: “I don’t want to go back to prison, I’m done with all that.
“All I want to do is get on with my life and look after my family.”