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We've all been left totally in the dark about Sherif Lanre's strange Love Island exit, with conspiracy theories and faked texts coming in left, right and centre.

The 20-year-old allegedly broke the villa rules, but the exact reason has yet to be explained.

Both Sherif and ITV released statements yesterday, saying;  "After breaking the villa rules, Sherif had conversations with the producers and it was mutually agreed that he would leave the Love Island villa."

Sherif himself 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."

However, the young chef and semi-pro rugby player has now broken his Instagram silence after leaving the ITV2 show.

Instagram: @sherif_lanre

In a statement on his Instagram Story, he wrote: "Thank you to everyone including my friends and family for the support I've come back to.

"I appreciate you all and hope I provided some good positive moments during my time on Love Island and for anyone wondering I'm all good."

He also included two cheeky hashtags; "It is what it is" and "Bigger things to come". The Londoner stayed quiet on the reason behind his axeing.

Speculation has been off the charts as to why he was kicked off the show, and his removal was totally ignored on last night's episode. Ian Stirling, the show narrator, simply said;

"Earlier today, following conversations with the producers, Sherif left the villa. But for other Islanders, it's another day in paradise."

Many think he broke the solo sex rule in the shower, others said he was too anti-social and refused to speak to people and some said he was physically fighting with Anton.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We wonder what Anna has to say about all of this, seeing as she's now a single lady?

We're sure the real reason will be revealed sooner rather than later, most likely in a highly paid interview.

Feature image: Instagram/@sherif_lanre

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Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother have officially been axed by Channel 5. 

The iconic reality TV shows changed the TV landscape when the first season aired in the year 2000 on Channel 4. 

Channel 5 picked up the show in 2011, where it has remained until the final season – they tweeted their 153,000 followers: 'It's time for this game to end. The final series of Big Brother starts tonight at 9pm.'

Rylan Clark Neal also shared with his 1.5million followers: 'After six years working on one of the most iconic shows on television I’m saddened to hear the news Big Brother isn’t returning.'

'It has been the biggest privilege being a housemate, a winner and a host on my favourite show on the television.'

'I hope one day Big Brother will return but my focus now, as with the rest of the team, is to make our last series the best yet.'

The show has faced major criticism in its 18-year run, but has always been popular among it's viewers.

However, with rival show's like Love Island to compete with, Big Brother has seen a steady decline in ratings over the past few years.

Last summer's launch drew an average of 2.2 million viewers – 200,000 less than the previous year.

Both the civilian and celebrity versions have had huge success, relaunching the careers of faded stars and catapulting nobodies into the limelight. 

 Any bets the series starting tonight will be as outrageous as ever. 

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It's time to say goodbye to the Xtra Factor!

It has just been confirmed that the spin-off show will not be coming back this year, with reports indicating it has been going downhill for years now.

The show, which was most recently presented by Rylan Clark-Neal and Matt Edmondson, is instead going to move online, and will feature short clips and extra content.

Reports also suggest that it had nothing to do with the two presenters – the format was just not working anymore.

Rylan took to Twitter earlier today to tell his followers: "After an amazing series, I just want to say what an honour it was to finally host The Xtra Factor alongside the lovely Matt and naughty scamp Roman.

"It was always a one year gig (LOLS) and a full 360 for me and I'm grateful I had that opportunity.

"I propose a wake alongside Matt, Roman, Rochelle, Melvin, Sarah, MattR, Caroline, Olly, Konnie, Fearne, Holly & Ben where we can all wear black and mourn as one. God bless Xtra and all who sailed her. Sleep well girl x."

Matt also took to social media to share his thoughts: "I wanted to write a quick something about my time on Xtra Factor, and the news it's not coming back this year…

"I had an absolute blast working on the show – it's honestly the most fun I've ever had at work, and it's thanks to the best production team in the world.

"Xtra had been on the decline for a few years, but we pulled out all the stops to make a show I am massively proud of.

"The feedback was amazing, and as a fan of The X Factor, it was a joy to be involved in some small way. I loved working with Rylan and Roman, and I've no doubt we'll get to do something fun together in the future.

"There aren't many shows on telly that are live and silly, but I'm so glad I got to sink my teeth into this one."

Richard Holloway, managing director at Thames TV, who makes The X Factor, said: "In the past year there has been an increase in digital engagement and online audiences around The X Factor.

"In light of this, ITV's strategy to focus their efforts on digital means The Xtra Factor on linear television has come to its natural end."

Ah, we'll miss it.

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A lot of celebs come and go on Loose Women, but now Jamelia has been axed after two years of being a panelist.

According to The Sun, the singer "offended" the show's bosses earlier this year during a debate, and because of it they let her go.

In the debate, she made comments about high street shops, which "annoyed" the show's runners.

A source told the publication:  “Jamelia really annoyed bosses with her comments on high street shops selling bigger clothes.

“The show is often close to the bone but those comments were the final straw.

“Loose Women’s viewers come in all shapes and sizes and the producers don’t want them to be offended," the source added.

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He was booted off the show last year, but now it seems that Spencer Matthews is going to return to I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

The former Made In Chelsea star was axed at the start of the series last year when he confessed to taking steroids before entering the jungle.

However, The Mirror reports that he has since cleaned up his act and is free from any muscle-enhancing drugs.

The I'm A Celeb bosses are also going to make his appearance on the show worthwhile as they're offering him a £50,000 contract to go back out to the Australian wilderness.

A source told the publication: "Spencer was cut up at being chucked out of the jungle and has worked hard all year to change his ways.

"He's steered clear of big-money trashy telly like Celebrity Big Brother, and has kept in touch with the team at I'm A Celeb and wants to make it up to his family and fans."

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It's time to say goodbye to The Voice of Ireland as RTE has axed the singing contest reality show.

So, now instead of seeing Kian, Rachel, Una and Bressie on our screens every Sunday night, we're going to get a eyeful of… Louis Walsh.

Yep, the music mogul is making waves as he sets to debut Ireland's Got Talent next year, something TV3 previously turned him down for.

According to the Sunday World, Louis will be the main judge (surprise, surprise) and he will also be picking who his fellow mentors will be.

Keith Duffy and Linda Martin are in the running to take the hot seat alongside Louis… But we'll hold out on that one.

What do you think, ladies? Yay or nay with this choice of action? We're going to miss swooning over Bressie every Sunday.

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When Simon Cowell tweeted that Nicole Scherzinger would not be joining him for the new season of the X Factor, it seemed as if the singer had decided to quit the show to focus on her music career.

But now the lady herself has spoken out… and it seems as if she was actually never invited back at all!

Nicole said, “I haven’t heard from Simon. He made his choice, so I’m just going to support everybody.”

Simon is said to have had no choice but to get rid of Nicole, as he didn’t think she and Cheryl Cole would get on!

The pop stars seemed to have gotten off on the wrong foot in 2010 when Nicole was performing on the show.

Nicole apparently sang Cheryl’s Promise This to her several times backstage, leading the former Girls Aloud singer to write, “I swear to God the woman sang the whole song, to my face. It was just so awkward, and every time I stood next to her she started singing it again.”

Nicole later responded saying, “What I read didn’t seem like it was written to make me look very well. But I never know what to believe. I’d like to give her the benefit of the doubt and hope that she would only have spoken highly of me because I’ve not spoken poorly of her.”

Maybe Simon has a point then!

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There is disappointing news for Pippa Middleton this week after it was revealed her bi-weekly column in The Telegraph has been cancelled.

The column, ‘Court and Social’ was reportedly just not interesting enough to readers as she wrote about spinning classes, cooking pasta and perfect pancakes.

Pippa wrote the column for only six months, so the news will no doubt come as a disappointment to Kate’s little sister.

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