Love Island’s Ollie Williams quits after three days amid trophy-hunting scandal
Love Island's Ollie Williams has quit the show after three days amid his trophy-hunting scandal.
He's believed to have left the villa after realising he is still in love with his ex-girlfriend Laura Nofer, 23.
The pair were together for 18 months before splitting last year.
A source told The Sun: "The show made Ollie realise he wasn't ready to be in another serious relationship and he still has really strong feelings for Laura.
"Meeting girls who were so different to him and his background only clarified how he felt about his ex and he felt it was only fair to leave the competition and sort his head out.
"He told producers and acted on his feelings as soon as he made up his mind."
However, his timing came amid mounting pressure for ITV bosses to remove him from the villa after pictures of his sickening trophy hunting came to light.
The snaps infuriated fans of the show, who launched a petition on Change.org demanding ITV remove Ollie and it's now hit the 36k mark.
As of Tuesday, it had reached 36,681 names and was continuing to climb rapidly.
A message posted alongside the petition declared: "Ollie Williams who is due to enter Winter Love Island has been exposed as a bloodthirsty big trophy hunter.
"He has proudly posed with an array of dead endangered animals including warthog and water buffalos among other animals he killed in Africa in order to promote his hunting business, Cornish Sporting Agency.
"The disgusting photos were posted on an Instagram account that was deleted before it was announced that Ollie would be one of the contestants joining the winter series of Love Island in South Africa.
"ITV allowing him to be on the show is implying that they are okay with his sick and sadistic hobby.
"Ollie Williams should not be allowed to take part or compete in the Love Island series and he should not be allowed on a such a public platform."
Friends of the Love Island star have since denied that he's a blood sports enthusiast despite the sickening photos – claiming Ollie is actually passionate about nature.
The insider told the Mirror: "Ollie is a passionate conservationist and worked with an anti-poaching unit in Mozambique.
"Conservation is crucial to the survival of animals and as part of that work Ollie was involved in the culling of sick animals who were a threat to the health of the herd.
"There is a very big and important difference between trophy hunting and the conversation work Ollie has previously been involved in.
"At no point has Ollie organised or booked anybody to go to Africa to shoot game."
Mirror Online has contacted a representative for Love Island for comment.
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