Sherif Lanre has been kicked out of the Love Island villa, but he still hasn’t been flown back home to the UK.
Mirror Online can exclusively reveal that ITV bosses are keeping the Islander in hiding in Mallorca.
A source told us: “Sherif is still on the Island – he is currently in ITV’s care.”
Yesterday we revealed how the 20-year-old chef was taken to the Beach Hut by producers and told he would have to leave the villa immediately .
According to our TV source, Sherif knew “immediately” that this was a leaving matter. It’s unclear whether other Islanders were involved.
However, his mistake wasn’t serious enough to warrant police involvement.
“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,” a Love Island insider told us.
His mum has since blasted the ITV2 show for treating her son “unfairly” .
Diana Rollanson-Williams said she won’t see Sherif for another couple of days while he spends time in aftercare with Love Island producers .
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“I don’t know the real reason yet, but I’m determined to get to the bottom of it,” she told Mail Online .
“I don’t know if he has actually done anything wrong yet. I need to look at his Love Island code of conduct and I need to speak to him properly to find out what really happened.”
Diana added: “But I’m his mum, I’m going to think it was a bit unfair. I think so. I’m going to defend my son.”
ITV bosses are said to be making sure Sherif gets the top care before he leaves Majorca for the UK, after criticism that producers weren’t providing enough support when contestants leave the villa.
Sherif confirmed his exit yesterday, saying in 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,” 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.”