Ollie Williams issues statement after leaving the Love Island villa
Love Island's Ollie Williams has issued a statement after quitting the villa.
On Tuesday afternoon, it was revealed that the 23-year-old had left the villa after just a few days. Insiders revealed at the time that his departure came after he realised he was in love with his ex girlfriend.
And now, Ollie has issued a statement about the real reason behind his departure.
"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," he said in a statement via The Mirror.
"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 entered the Love Island villa over the weekend, and he was soon coupled up with Paige Turley.
However, reports emerged on Tuesday that he had decided to leave the South African villa after realising he still had feelings for his ex, Laura.
"The show made Ollie realise he wasn't ready to be in another serious relationship and he still has really strong feelings for Laura," the source told The Sun.
"Meeting girls who were so different to him and his background only clarified how he felt about his ex and he felt it was only fair to leave the competition and sort his head out. He told producers and acted on his feelings as soon as he made up his mind."
Broadcasting regulator Ofcom has said it had received more than 200 complaints against the 23-year-old, after photos emerged of him allegedly showing him posing with dead animals.
Viewers had accused Ollie of allegedly game hunting. However, a source close to Ollie denied the claims.