Who is Sherif Lanre? AXED Love Island 2019 contestant from London

11 June 2019, 12:49 | Updated: 11 June 2019, 12:54

Love Island 2019 star and chef, Sherif Lanre has been axed
Love Island 2019 star and chef, Sherif Lanre has been axed. Picture: ITV2 / Love Island

One week after the Love Island 2019 cast entered the villa, Sherif Lanre has been booted from the villa.

Sherif Lanre has exited Love Island after just nine days in the villa, with ITV2 explaining he decided to leave the show after meeting with producers about "breaking the rules".

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In a statement, the 20 year old 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.”

But who is Sherif Lanre, and what did he say before taking part in the show? Here's the lowdown...

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Who is Sherif Lanre and how old is he?

Sherif is a 20-year-old chef and semi-pro rugby player who lives in London.

He describes himself "upbeat and cheeky and outrageous" and prides himself on his ability to make people laugh.

When pushed to list a flaw, Sherif reveals his inability to control his laughter can sometimes get him into trouble.

Is Sherif on Instagram?

You can follow funny guy Sherif on the 'Gram @sherif_lanre.

Ahead of the show, Sherif had a decent 16.2k followers and after nine days in the villa that number boosted to 200k.

What's his type?

Sherif said he was looking for someone who can hold a conversation, who doesn't take herself too seriously – and someone with a nice bum!

The Love Island hunk revealed his first celeb crush was on High School Musical star, Vanessa Hudgens.

These days, Sherif has the hots for Rich the Kid's girlfriend, Tori Brixx.

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Why did Sherif go on Love Island?

Unlike some Love Island stars, it seems Sherif wasn't out to backstab to get his dream girl, stating: "I’m not prepared to fight for a girl that has got loads of boys after her. Unless I feel like they are not the boys she is looking for."

When is Love Island on ITV2?

Season 5 began Monday 3 June, 2019 on ITV2 and airs weekdays and Sundays at 9pm.

Otherwise, you can catch up on ITVHub after the show.

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