Ollie Williams Quits Love Island Villa

Love Island contestant Ollie Williams has quit the show, claiming to still be in love with an ex girlfriend. 

A spokesperson for the show confirmed that he has left the villa after three days. 

They said in a statement: “Ollie has made the decision to leave the Love Island villa.”

READ MORE: Love Island’s Ollie Williams Hinted He Still Had Feelings For Ex Prior To Entering Villa

Ollie Williams has left the Love Island villa (Photo: ITV)

The 23-year-old, who was coupled up with Lewis Capaldi’s ex Paige Turley on the ITV2 show, expanded on his decision in the Beach Hut, saying: “I have to be honest with myself, and everyone, that I do still love someone else…

“I have to follow my heart in this scenario and it would be wrong for me to ignore these feelings.

“At the end of the day, this is Love Island and it’s about finding love. If I carried on anything with Paige, or any other girl that might come into the villa, it wouldn’t be fair on them.”   

Ollie was at the centre of controversy over pictures of him posing with dead animals (Photo: ITV)

Ollie, who is heir to Lanhydrock estate in Cornwall, has been at the centre of controversy since the series began after pictures surfaced of him posing with dead animals. 

The photos showed the 23-year-old posing next to a dead warthog, water buffalo and giant eland, with the paper claiming he had been promoting his hunting business Cornish Sporting Agency.

However, there have been conflicting reports about the nature of the pictures, with an unnamed “source” apparently close to the reality star telling The Sun he “was involved in the culling of sick animals”. 

Ollie had been coupled up with Paige Turley on the show (Photo: ITV)

TV watchdog Ofcom confirmed they had received 231 complaints about Ollie’s participation in the series in light of the pictures. 

An online petition to remove him from the villa had also hit over 36,000 signatures prior to the announcement of his departure. 

Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2. 

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22. Bethany causes mayhem within minutes of arriving – series 1

Bethany made a memorable entrance when she was cast as a latecomer to the series, immediately locking horns with Jess, who she accused of using Omar just to stay on the show. Talk about going in with all guns blazing.

29. Calum Best pays a visit – series 1

Back when Love Island was Celebrity Love Island, Calum Best was one of the stand-out stars of the series, baffling and delighting viewers in equal measure. So who better to call on when the show was rebooted for ITV2 in 2015 than the man himself? He popped up halfway through the first series to take the male Islanders on a boys night out, with obvious “lads lads lads” action ensuing.

32. Everything Olivia Attwood did and said – series 3

Like her or loathe her (to be clear, we’re very much fans), there’s no denying Olivia was an absolute diamond of an Islander.

Everything that fell out of her mouth was instantly quotable (“dicksand”, anyone?)... and then came that iconic pool dive.

33. See also: Ovie – series 5

Never before has a man made such an impression with the word “message”. Ovie, we take our hats off to you.

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