Love Island’s Sherif Lanre back in London after being axed over ‘silly mistake’

Love Island 's Sherif Lanre has arrived back in London after being axed from the show.

He was seen stepping out of a taxi just hours after speaking out about being booted out of the villa.

The 20-year-old chef confirmed yesterday that he'd been removed from the ITV2 dating show after breaking the rules and making a "silly mistake".

Today, he posted a statement on Instagram .

He said: "Thank you to everyone including my friends and family for the support I've come back to.

"I appreciate you all and hope I provided some good, positive moments during my time on Love island and for anyone wondering I'm all good."

Sherif then followed up his statement with the tongue in cheek hashtag: 'It is what it is' – which has become a much-joked about phrase on the show – and 'Better things to come.'

He'd been in the villa just nine days.

In pictures obtained by The Sun , Sherif was seen today looking a little downcast as he arrived home from Majorca.

He was dressed in grey jeans and a blue zip-up hoodie with a cap and sunglasses hiding his eyes from the cameras.

He remained stony-faced as he headed home with earphones in and holding onto his phone.

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While the exact reason for his exit has yet to be revealed, a TV insider told the Mirror: "Sherif made a silly mistake and was immediately summoned to the Beach Hut – it wasn't a criminal matter and he was spoken to and agreed to leave.

"Sherif knew he had to leave immediately after being called to the Beach Hut.

"No security were involved."

In a statement released yesterday, Sherif admitted his "poor judgement" led to him leaving the villa.

"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," he said.

"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."

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