Liam Llewellyn quit ‘Love Island’ after only four days in the villa as he couldn’t ‘be myself’

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Liam Llewellyn quit ‘Love Island’ after only four days in the villa as he felt he was not being himself on the show credit:Bang Showbiz
Liam Llewellyn quit ‘Love Island’ after only four days in the villa as he felt he was not being himself on the show credit:Bang Showbiz

Liam Llewellyn quit ‘Love Island’ after only four days in the villa as he felt he was not being himself on the show.

Tonight’s episode (10.06.22) saw the 22-year-old Master’s student explain to his castmates why he was leaving in an emotional firepit chat.

He also sat down with Gemma Owen, 19, who he was first coupled with before she chose Davide Sanclimenti, to explain his thinking behind walking away from the ITV2 reality show.

He said: “So, I’ve got to speak to you all, obviously we all came here for the same sort of reason but I haven’t really been feeling like I’ve been giving 100% Liam.

“I know what 100% Liam looks like and I am miles off that. I literally feel like you’re missing out on 90% of what normal Liam offers.

“I’ve been thinking long and hard, like this isn’t a spur of the moment type thing. Trying to find someone to leave the villa with that you care about, like obviously, that’s a goal isn’t it?

“When you’re not feeling that, I feel like that makes it a very hard sort of time to find that.

“So, yeah, I’ve made the decision that I am gonna leave the villa. It’s been a breeze, it’s been an absolute ball, you are all unreal.”

Leaving his stunned co-stars, Liam then sat down with Gemma, daughter of ex-footballer Michael Owen, 42.

The dressage rider told him: “I wasn’t expecting that from you,” with Liam replying: “I am not myself at all.”

When she told him it was a “big decision” he added it had been “brewing”.

Gemma said about how his exit made her feel guilty: “It’s just a shame because obviously we get on well and we started it together, it’s going to be weird to see you go and not have you around. It’s going to be different.

“I just from my point of view like, I almost feel a bit like s***, have I done anything?”

Liam reassured her not to be “stupid” as she was an “amazing girl”, adding: “You’ve got nothing to worry about, that’s not even crossed my mind and it shouldn’t cross yours either. Shall we hug it out?”

Liam had set his sights on Gemma from the start of this year’s show, but found himself single after she went for bombshell Italian arrival Davide Sanclimenti, 27.

He then said he was “buzzing” when he landed dates on Thursday (09.06.22) with two female bombshells – Afia Tonkmor, 25, and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, 27 – but failed to woo either of the new arrivals.

Despite an impending recoupling on the cards, it was reported earlier today (10.06.22) he would be quitting, with his full explanation due in tonight’s show.

Before entering the show, Liam said in interviews his greatest fear was being seen on TV suffering “rejection”.

A source told The Sun he quit as his “worst fears” of being publicly snubbed by girls had been realised.

Meanwhile, Michael Owen tonight (10.06.22) told the Daily Mail he hated watching kissing scenes featuring his daughter when he started watching ‘Love Island’ for the first time this week.

He said about watching his “pride and joy” snuggle up to Davide: “It’s not something any father wants to watch, is it?”

Owen also insisted his daughter did not want to do kissing scenes, adding: “That was one of the things she was most worried about, the kissing tasks they get set.

“I didn’t know anything about the show, but the worry was that she’d have to kiss this lad and that lad and the next.”

He added about asking his wife about the bed-sharing antics on the show: “I said to Louise (Bonsall), ‘Do they really have to sleep together, like in the same bed?’. She said, ‘Yes’.

“I said, ‘I did not bank on this’.”

‘Love Island: Unseen Bits’ airs tomorrow night (11.06.22) at 9pm, with new episodes of ‘Love Island’ broadcast every night at 9pm except Saturdays on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.

The dating reality show can be seen in Ireland on Virgin Media Two and Virgin Media Player.

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