Love Island's Haris Namani expects Olivia Hawkins to "get to know" other lads now he has left the villa.
The 21-year-old TV salesman was dumped from the Island on Wednesday night's (25.01.23) show alongside Anna-May Robey, but he admits that while his budding romance with Olivia was "just getting good", he is expecting her to explore other coupling up opportunities.
Asked how he has left things, he said: "We had a conversation just after the decision was made. I hope she does well and I hope she finds the right boy for herself."
But Haris admits he should "never say never" about possibly hooking up with Olivia again away from the villa.
He said: "You never know what could happen. Never say never.
"I would expect Olivia to get to know people that are coming through. If there’s new people coming through, just to be true to herself."
Asked how he feels about her now, he said: "It was only just getting good! From the get-go me and her had mutual attraction to each other.
"When we coupled up I felt we were getting closer than we were at the start.
"She’s a very good looking girl, her energy, the way she presented herself, the flirting, the funny side to her, she was a nice girl as well."
Haris' exit comes just days after a video emerged that appeared to show him punch another man in a street brawl.
He now insists that the clip is "not a reflection of [his] character".
He said: "I’m devastated that this video has been seen, it’s not a reflection of my character. I’m not someone that goes looking for fights and I didn’t want to be in that situation.
"This was a heat of the moment thing. The video doesn’t show everything that happened.
"Afterwards we met up and we cleared the air; we’ve shaken hands and we get along now. It’s not something that would happen again."
'Love Island' airs at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX. The dating reality show can be seen in Ireland on Virgin Media Two and Virgin Media Player