Axed Love Island contestant Sherif Lanre has been banned from taking part in Sunday’s reunion episode.
One of the original islanders this year, the 20-year-old was kicked out of the show after nine days ‘for breaking the rules’. It later emerged that he was removed for kicking Molly-Mae Hague in the groin, and joked it was a ‘c*** punt’.
The Sun reports that ITV told Sherif he is not required at the show because his contract with the show has ended but he is still eligible for the aftercare programme.
A source close to Sherif told The Sun: ‘Sherif is gutted. He was really looking forward to having the chance to reunite with the other Islanders who became his friends during the villa.
‘It’s hard to fathom why they wouldn’t want him as he was so popular during his short stint on the show. He made a mistake and apologised, so why he is still be punished is hard to fathom.’
A spokesperson for the former islander told the paper: ‘It would have been nice for Sherif to see his friends at the reunion; it’s a shame ITV feel this strongly against him attending.’
An ITV representative confirmed: ‘Sherif left this series of Love Island by mutual agreement after breaking the rules and there are no plans for him to appear at this weekend’s Aftersun Reunion.’
After leaving the villa this week, runner up Molly-Mae Hague told Metro.co.uk that she has no beef with Sherif.
When asked if there was any drama between them, she said: ‘No, absolutely not, no beef with me and Sherif. I’ve not got my phone back yet, I’ve not even spoken to Sherif…
‘But there’s absolutely no beef between me and Sherif. I love the boy to pieces.’
At the time of his exit from the villa, Sherif released a statement: ‘In a case of poor judgement, I broke the villa rules and as a result agreed with the producers that it was best for me to leave the villa.
‘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.’
Metro.co.uk have contacted ITV for comment.
Love Island’s Aftersun Reunion episode airs this Sunday on ITV2 at 9pm.
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