Sherif Lanre thinks ITV bosses “definitely wouldn’t have” told his fellow contestants why he was axed from the show last week.
The 20-year-old reality star was axed from the ITV2 dating show last week after accidentally kicking Molly-Mae Hague in the crotch and calling it a “**** punt” – and he doesn’t believe his fellow contestants are aware of the reason for his exit, explaining it wasn’t deemed a serious incident at the time because Molly-Mae “wasn’t in any pain and she wasn’t injured”.
Speaking on BBC podcast ‘The Reality Tea’, he said:
“Everyone continued as normal, it was right before bed.
“I know almost 100 per cent that [Molly] didn’t make a complaint because she wasn’t in any pain and she wasn’t injured.”
Asked if the Islanders would have been told the reason, he said:
“They definitely wouldn’t have told people.
“I don’t think they told her what happened and what they deemed inappropriate.
“I think they have a duty not to tell people in there so it doesn’t mess up their head and they don’t start moving in a particular way … basically moving stiff and dead in the show.”
Sherif lifted the lid on his abrupt exit from the show last week, revealing he regrets making the vile joke that led to him leaving the villa but insisted he didn’t intend to cause any serious offence.
“I’ve been stupid and let myself down.
“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.”