Love Island’s Liam Llewellyn has officially confirmed his departure from series eight of Love Island after viewers were seen telling his housemates about his decision to join tonight’s show.
In the aftermath, the 22-year-old Welsh student gathered the islanders around the fire pit to announce the news, which was widely circulated ahead of the show’s airing.
To the boys sitting around the fire pit, Liam said: “I think we need to talk, we need to get everyone together,
After gathering all the islanders together, Liam spilled his heart out as he said: “I don’t really feel like I gave 100 percent to Liam. I know what 100 percent Liam looks like and I’m miles away from that.
“Trying to find someone to leave the mansion you care about – that’s the goal, isn’t it. If you don’t feel that, it’s very difficult to find that. I thought long and hard I made the decision to leave the villa.
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He continued, “I’ve been thinking long and hard, this isn’t a spontaneous thing… so yeah, you’re all unreal.”
Some of the group, including Luca and Amber, cried as they jumped up and hugged him
Liam then tried to rally the group and said: “Smiles all round”.
Tasha said: “I absolutely adore Liam and hope one day he finds someone special.”
Gemma, who was previously linked to Liam, expressed she felt guilty.
When Dami asked Liam what he was doing outside the villa, Liam replied: “I’m going on some dates”.
Speaking to Luca, Gemma said: “I didn’t expect that from you.
“It’s just a shame because we started it together and it’s going to be weird not having you around. I’ll take care of you and it will be weird.”
The group cheered for Liam as he exited the mansion in a gray hoodie.
As he left, Liam said: “I’m thrilled to have met each of you but I see you guys on the other side.
While Liam’s time in the villa got off to a good start after dating Michael Owen’s 19-year-old daughter Gemma, he quickly found himself single after newcomer Davide decided to couple with her after giving 24 hours to himself with a new girl to pair with.
He was thrown a lifeline after the public voted for him to have a double date with Turkish actress Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, 27, and lounge host Afia Tonkmor, 25.
He left viewers of the series amazed by his “whispering” voice on the datesand asked them to turn on their TVs to hear what he was saying.
Despite being the first of the current islanders to meet Ekin-Su and Afia, the girls quickly turned their attention to other islanders after entering the mansion.
Arriving at the villa, Ekin-Su immediately set her sights on Davide – much to Gemma’s contempt – and later met 23-year-old Tasha Ghouri’s current partner, Dubai real estate agent Andrew Le Page, 27.
Afia, meanwhile, has shown interest in 23-year-old Ikenna Ekwonna, who is currently coupled with also 23-year-old Indiyah Polack.
In tonight’s episode, the boys will choose which girl they would like to be set up with.
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