Love Island: ‘This is the hardest decision’ Ollie Williams’ villa exit teased in clip 

Love Island’s Ollie Williams revealed leaving the villa was ‘the hardest decision’ of his life on Tuesday night’s episode.

Earlier in the day it was announced that Ollie, 23, has quit the ITV2 series after just three days, with the hunk saying in a statement the show made him realise he was still in love with his ex, Laura Nofer, 23.

Photos had also surfaced over the weekend of him posing with various dead carcasses, guns rested against the corpses, supposedly to promote his hunting business – leading to a furious reaction and an online petition to get him removed from the island. 

Preview: Love Island’s Ollie Williams revealed leaving the villa was ‘the hardest decision’ of his life on Tuesday night’s episode

Gathering his fellow Islanders around the firepit for a chat in a preview clip for Wednesday’s episode, a shaken Ollie looked downcast as he revealed his exit.

He said: ‘This is probably the hardest decision I’ve ever made.’

His revelation left the Islanders in shock with Callum and Connor gasping as the devastating news sunk in.

Although the fellow reality stars appeared to lament Ollie’s exit, fans rejoiced at the ‘trophy hunter’ quitting the show. 

No way: His revelation left the Islanders in shock with Callum and Connor gasping as the devastating news sunk in

No way: His revelation left the Islanders in shock with Callum and Connor gasping as the devastating news sunk in

Shock exit: Gathering his fellow Islanders around the firepit for a chat in a preview clip for Wednesday's episode, a shaken Ollie looked downcast as he revealed his exit. He said: 'This is the hardest decision I've ever made.

Shock exit: Gathering his fellow Islanders around the firepit for a chat in a preview clip for Wednesday’s episode, a shaken Ollie looked downcast as he revealed his exit. He said: ‘This is the hardest decision I’ve ever made.

Newly single: Paige (middle) looked devastated as her partner announced his departure from the show

Newly single: Paige (middle) looked devastated as her partner announced his departure from the show 

One fan wrote: ‘ollie is gone I CONSIDER THIS A WIN #LoveIsland’ while another added: ‘Well I’m watching #loveisland with my daughter and I’m glad that Ollie Williams is quitting. There’s no place for trophy hunters here!’ 

A third wrote: ‘also, i’m DYING at Ollie trying to make us believe that leaving a reality show is the hardest descision he’s ever had to make skskkskss #LoveIsland’

Another wrote: ‘at least now Ollie left the villa the Islanders can safely wear leopard print #LoveIsland’ while another typed: ‘Ollie why u still here mate #boybye #LoveIsland.’   

Unimpressed: Viewers were left on tenterhooks as they watched Ollie's exit teased on the show

Unimpressed: Viewers were left on tenterhooks as they watched Ollie’s exit teased on the show 

The clip comes hours after Ollie’s departure was announced, with the hunk revealing his continued strong feelings for his ex. 

Laura and Ollie split last year, and Ollie, who was coupled up with fellow Islander Paige said in a statement that he simply isn’t ready for another relationship.   

A Love Island spokesman told MailOnline: ‘Ollie has made the decision to leave the Love Island villa. 

Explaining his reasons for leaving, Ollie said in the Beach Hut, in upcoming scenes, he said: ‘I have to be honest with myself, and everyone, that I do still love someone else…

Support: One fan came out in support of Ollie as they tweeted in favour of the star

Support: One fan came out in support of Ollie as they tweeted in favour of the star

He's off! Earlier in the day it was announced that Ollie, 23, has quit the ITV2 series after just three days with the hunk saying in a statement the show made him realise he was still in love with his ex, Laura Nofer, 23 (pictured together at Royal Ascot in June 2018)

He’s off! Earlier in the day it was announced that Ollie, 23, has quit the ITV2 series after just three days with the hunk saying in a statement the show made him realise he was still in love with his ex, Laura Nofer, 23 (pictured together at Royal Ascot in June 2018) 

‘I have to follow my heart in this scenario and it would be wrong for me to ignore these feelings. 

‘At the end of the day, this is Love Island and it’s about finding love. If I carried on anything with Paige [Turley] , or any other girl that might come into the villa, it wouldn’t be fair on them.’  

Ollie has already left the South African villa after telling his fellow Islanders he cheated on an ex nine times – although he did not say if this was Laura.  

Her Instagram account handle is @lauranofer but this has been set to private.

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.  

Defiant: Producers of the ITV2 series had refused to 'bow down to the public on a moral issue' after he was exposed as a 'big game hunter who posed with an array of dead animals he killed'

Defiant: Producers of the ITV2 series had refused to ‘bow down to the public on a moral issue’ after he was exposed as a ‘big game hunter who posed with an array of dead animals he killed’

Monday’s episode saw bombshell twins Eve and Jess enter the villa. 

Later in the show, when it came to the moment the twins had to choose which man they wanted to couple up with, tensions were high. 

Jess chose to steal Mike from Leanne, while Eve chose to steal Callum from Shaughna, leaving the two ladies vulnerable.

‘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.’   

Denial: Sources close to the contestant previously denied any suggestion that he has hunted for sport after pictures emerged of Ollie posing alongside a variety of dead animals

Denial: Sources close to the contestant previously denied any suggestion that he has hunted for sport after pictures emerged of Ollie posing alongside a variety of dead animals

Having only returned to screens on Sunday night, the heir to the Lanhydrock Estate in Cornwall had received a slew of hate after photographs were unearthed of him seemingly on safari, hunting big game.

This has led to nearly 500 complaints over the course of the one and a half days since the premiere episode aired on January 12.

At the time of writing, Ofcom has tallied 467 complaints from disgruntled viewers of the show, calling for Ollie to be removed due to his alleged blood-sport hobby.

Controversy: Love Island viewers have been in uproar after photos of the heir to the 2,000-acre Lanhydrock estate in Cornwall emerged of him proudly posing beside a warthog, water buffalo and giant eland to promote his hunting business

Controversy: Love Island viewers have been in uproar after photos of the heir to the 2,000-acre Lanhydrock estate in Cornwall emerged of him proudly posing beside a warthog, water buffalo and giant eland to promote his hunting business

Ofcom had said: ‘We will assess these complaints against our broadcasting rules, but are yet to decide whether or not to investigate.’   

It’s believed the most-complained about Islander in the show’s history to date is Maura Higgins, who received 709 complaints to the broadcasting regulator last year due to her behaviour towards co-star Tommy Fury.

Fans of the show were left uncomfortable when newcomer Maura repeatedly attempted to kiss Tommy during the broadcast on June 14 2019, despite the hunk repeatedly trying to avoid her advances.

But Ollie was gaining on Maura’s record, after photos surfaced over the weekend of him posing with various dead carcasses.

He was seen with a dead warthog, a water buffalo, a giant eland and a sable antelope, guns rested against the corpses, supposedly to promote his hunting business.  

In regards to Ollie’s inclusion on the show, Love Island bosses had previously told MailOnline that they have ‘no intention’ of axing the land owner after he was exposed as a ‘big game hunter who posed with an array of dead animals he killed in Africa.’ 

Producers of the ITV2 series refuse to ‘bow down to the public on a moral issue’ as they don’t believe keeping Ollie on the show will affect viewing figures.

An insider had told MailOnline: ‘It is highly unlikely Ollie will be booted off the series. He’s part of the lineup and already filmed the first episode – bosses see no reason to kick him off.’ 

A source continued: ‘Love Island cast Ollie out of thousands of applicants and are sticking to their decision. 

‘They’re hoping this will all blow over once the audience gets to know Ollie after seeing him on screen.’  

Love Island continues on ITV2 on Wednesday at 9pm. 

Cutting his losses: Ollie had been coupled up with Paige Turley and didn't think it was fair to continue on the journey with her when he was in love with someone else

Cutting his losses: Ollie had been coupled up with Paige Turley and didn’t think it was fair to continue on the journey with her when he was in love with someone else 

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