While it wasn’t made clear which rule Sherif had broken, a Love Island spokesperson told Closer online: “After breaking the villa rules Sherif had conversations with the producers and it was mutually agreed that he would leave the Love Island villa.”
In an ambiguous statement, Sherif said: “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. I really enjoyed my time in the villa and look forward to catching up with everyone on the outside."
Since then, rumours have consistently surrounded Sherif’s exit from the show, with some reports suggesting that he was kicked out of the villa for ‘spending hours alone in the shower’ after refusing to film scenes with his fellow Islanders.
20-year-old Sherif has finally cleared up the rumours in a new interview, revealing that he was axed by show bosses after kicking fellow contestant Molly-Mae Hague in the groin in a playfight and then joking about it.
Speaking to The Sun on Sunday, Sherif said: “I did kick Molly-Mae in the groin area but it was an accident and she 100 per cent was not injured afterwards.
“She did appear to be in pain at first but then she stood up and seemed fine and we started laughing about it.
“I turned to Tommy and said, ‘That was a c--t punt’. I realise now that was wrong and I would like to apologise.”
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Tyson Fury's little brother (oh, did he not mention?) Tommy has a bod to kill for and has already won over half the house with his sparkly, sparkly eyes. We predicted he'd enjoy a prosperous reign, but what we didn't see coming was the whole nation falling in actual love with him thanks to his royal treatment of GIRLFRIEND Molly Mae and genuine bromances in the villa.
Ding, ding, ding – there's a new hottie in town. Ovie was head and shoulders above the rest of the Casa Amor competition – literally. The 6 foot 7 pro basketball player immediately caught the attention of Anna Vakili and women across the nation with his gorgeous smile, and quite frankly, PERFECT body. Anna has been playing him around in the villa, but he's handled her tantrums admirably and this makes him very, very, sexy.
Just when we thought we'd been introduced to all that 2019's Love Island had to offer, in came three new bombshells just two weeks before the final – among them, charming Irishman Greg O'Shea. A professional Rugby player with a Law Degree who's studying for his solicitors exams, Greg has already won over the villa with "something about him" and his old-fashioned respect for the girls. With Amber currently facing a decision between Greg and Michael, we're team Greg 100%.
He may not have had much luck in the villa so far, but we can't help it – we've got a big crush on funny boy Chris. He's got a cool job, hilarious bantz and a face we could definitely fall in love with. We're almost hoping he doesn't get picked, so that we can have him.
Ok, ok, so Anton's been a bit of an idiot over the last week or so by prioritising bantz with the lads over treating his woman Belle with respect. HOWEVER, it's clear he's embarrassed for the mistakes he's made in the house and we predict he'll do his best to make it up to her.
DUMPED 27/5/19Former champion Michael was (notice the past tense) knocked off the top spot following the arrival of Tom Walker. You know, the model who rates himself "a solid eight" out of ten and says he gets complimented most on his jawline?However after his totally inappropriate comment about Maura Higgins in the hideaway he's dropped down a few pegs and despite his apology we're not sorry about it.
Another male bombshell and model, Jordan seems like a cheeky chappy who even had wonder woman Anna feeling "nervous" on their date. He describes himself as a "lads' lad" who is partial to a bit of "dabbling", and the general consensus is he's got hotter over time.Worth noting that he'd managed to keep Anna's attention even after she coupled up with basic adonis, Ovie Soko.
DUMPED 9/7/19Danny settled in very well to the villa and Yewande Biala's bed, and he's certainly got abs you could cut paper on. HOWEVER when Arabella Chi entered the villa his head was totally turned and instead of being honest about it he withheld a lot of the truth from Yewande and the boys. So sorry Danny but liars fall to the bottom of our list.
DUMPED 21/07/19Right, so we wanted to give Michael the benefit of the doubt mainly because we're shallow and he's pretty hot. But he has handled his recent Amber and Joanna love triangle with all the grace of a landlocked hippo and his constant accusations that everyone ELSE (except him, natch) is "immature" is so un-sexy. There's nothing less attractive than an ego-dented man flustered at getting caught out in the wrong, and this is pretty much all we've seen of Michael over the last week.
DUMPED 7/6/19Our hopes were never too high for Callum, who ended up being the first to leave the villa just days in, but he was pretty easy on the eye.
DUMPED 18/6/19We don't want to be mean – but Joe just comes across as a little unfanciable. And despite catching the eye of current hottest totty Lucie Donlan, he's really coming across as v weird and uncomfortably possessive of someone he's known for just days.
DUMPED 9/07/19 and 12/07/19Both lovely looking lads, Marvin and George have been so utterly underwhelming during their time in the villa that we've failed to form any impression of their fanciability. Anyway, they're both gone now, so no surprises there.
Oh, Curtis. Curtis, Curtis.He started off at the bottom of our list, before swiftly moving up the ranks thanks to his romance with Amy but has no dropped riiiight back down after his unforgivable treatment of her.And with Amy now having been forced to leave after Curtis decided to crack on with her friend right under her nose, we're extremely peeved that he's able to continue enjoying his time in the villa, with no repercussions.
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Admitting he was ‘completely wrong’, Sherif added: “I have never used the word before and I realise how insulting it is to women.
“As someone raised by a strong and loving mother, I want to say that I would never intentionally offend women.
“I was completely wrong and I apologise.”
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Sherif was coupled up with 28-year-old pharmacist Anna Vakili during his time in the villa but feels that his exit has put an end to their budding romance.
He said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw her for the first time because I had been following her on Instagram for about a year and I had always fancied her.
“I was like, ‘I know you.’ Once we got talking she surprised me, but in a positive way.
“She was very down-to-earth and we had a real connection.
“Our relationship was just reaching a key moment when I was kicked out. I hope to see Anna again but for now they’ve ruined that romance for me — and that’s hard to take."