Martin Akinola leaves the Love Island villa

Martin Akinola has left the villa credit:Bang Showbiz
Martin Akinola has left the villa credit:Bang Showbiz

Martin Akinola has been dumped from the 'Love Island' villa.

The 27-year-old star was sent home from the dating show, as Tanya Manhenga opted to couple-up with Shaq Muhammad.

After his exit was confirmed, Martin said: "Honestly, I feel like it was a really good experience. I wouldn't say it was the best experience of my life, because it's not. But it was up there with the best, to be fair. And as much as it was a crazy, crazy experience, I will miss it.

"Honestly from day one, I've had a lot of love for you lot even though the situation had to be a bit tough on some of you people, especially Tanya - you did nothing wrong."

Martin then corrected himself, admitting he wasn't happy with how Tanya has behaved over recent days.

However, he insisted that he's forgiven her already.

Martin continued: "Well, you did something wrong, I'm not gonna lie ... you did some things that are wrong, but I forgive you. I hold nothing against you, I think you know that."

Earlier this week, Tanya claimed she "didn't have the opportunity" to tell Martin about her kiss with Shaq.

The 23-year-old beauty insisted she never lied to Martin, after he called her "insincere".

Martin told her: "When I was speaking to you, you never told me you were a liar.

"You're not sincere, you made me look like I was dumb - you're a liar."

Tanya subsequently denied the accusation of lying, insisting she simply didn't have the time to explain the situation.

She said: "You've said your piece, yeah, you're not going to call me a liar because you're bitter. I didn't tell you about the kiss, I didn't have the opportunity. I am not a liar.

"If you're upset about the way things were I apologise but I had to go with my heart."