Stephen Fry says he's been 'hounded off' Instagram

Stephen Fry Credit: PA Wire

Stephen Fry has quit Instagram, telling fans he had been "hounded off" the social media site.

The comedian, who has 92,000 followers, posted up a black picture with the message: "Newspapers, as ever, suck all the joy out of everything. Closing down. It was, briefly, fun. Bye."

He gave no further explanation for the decision.

It comes after Fry stopped using his Twitter account, which has more than 9.16m followers, in February saying he was going to be "away until May".

Fry, who is fiercely protective of his private life, recently used his Twitter account to reveal he had married his partner Elliott Spencer.

The QI host posted a picture for his millions of followers showing him and the 27-year-old signing a marriage register.

With the picture Fry tweeted: "Gosh. @ElliottGSpencer and I go into a room as two people, sign a book and leave as one. Amazing."