Rule-breaking contestant kicked off Love Island

2019-06-11 21:48:54

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Love Island, currently airing daily on Three.

Love Island contestant Sherif Lanre has been kicked off only nine days into the current season after breaking a villa rule.

UK broadcaster ITV has confirmed that the show's producers and Lanre "mutually agreed" that he would leave.

Lanre, a chef and semi-professional rugby player, said that his actions were "a case of poor judgement."

"I broke the rules and as a result agreed with the producers that it was best for me to leave the villa," he said in a statement.

"I regret that I didn't conduct myself in the right way and, as a 20 year old guy, it's something I know I will take on board and learn from."

While neither party was specific about which rule Lanre broke, some of the rules in contestants' code of conduct include no smoking, no sexual aggression or sexual activity without explicit mutual consent, no racist behaviour, no masturbation, no appearing nude, no excessive drinking and no use of personal mobile phones.

In a post that has since been deleted on Lanre's personal Instagram, his family - running the account in his absence - captioned a video of Lanre's arrival at the villa with: "So sadly Sherif has left the villa.

"But will STILL be appearing on our screens tonight. Everyone on endz is BEYOND proud and excited to have him home."(sic)

The post suggests that Lanre will appear on the episode that airs tonight in New Zealand, although it is unclear whether the rule-breaking was caught on camera, or will be aired.

Fans have taken to social media to express their shock at Lanre's departure and to mull the mystery of which rule he broke.

Lanre's departure leaves his in-show partner, Anna Vakili, single.

Love Island airs on Three every night at 5pm

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