Love Island’s Sherif Lanre cuts a dapper figure in khaki ensemble as he puts on chipper display during fun night out in Soho with friends
He was sensationally removed from the Love Island villa following an alleged inappropriate incident with fellow islander Molly-Mae Hague.
But Sherif Lanre put the drama behind him as he put on a very chipper display during a night out with friends in London‘s Soho on Friday.
The rugby player, 20, cut a smart figure in a khaki jacket and matching cropped trousers as he cheerily made his way though the streets of the capital.
Boys will be boys: Sherif Lanre put the Love Island drama behind him as she put on a very chipper display as he headed out with friends in London’s Soho on Friday
The reality star wore his stylish denim khaki jacket a black T-shirt with white writing and added a pair of monochrome trainers.
Sherif could hardly contain his smile as he walked alongside by his two model pals.
Sherif’s outing comes as he recently said he can’t rule out ‘unconscious racism’ as a reason he was banned from the reunion show and thinks TV bosses have a vendetta against him.
He was removed from the house after an alleged inappropriate incident with Molly-Mae, in which he is said to have kicked her in the groin and used a vulgar term in front of her.
Dapper: The rugby player, 20, cut a smart figure in a khaki jacket and matching cropped trousers as he cheerily made his way though the streets of the capital
Speaking about not being invited to the reunion, Sherif told The Sun: ‘I can’t rule out that racism was a factor here. I think there may have been some unconscious racism.’
‘By that I mean, the producers might not have been aware of what they were doing, but they may have had an inherent bias in their minds that caused them to act against me.
‘I think this vendetta against me is coming from people higher up in the company rather than by the producers who know me.’
Sherif also said that bosses told him he would not be required at the Love Island reunion as his contractual agreement with the show has ended.
Out and about: The reality star whore his stylish denim khaki jacket a black T-shirt with white writing and added a pair of monochrome trainers
The TV star added he never got a chance to say goodbye to his fellow islanders before being booted from the villa and was looking forward to seeing them at the reunion and described the situation as ‘upsetting’.
Sherif was one of the original Islanders looking for love, but was removed from the show a couple of weeks into the series, after Molly-Mae Hague was sent in.
He is said to still be eligible for the aftercare program that former contestants have access to.
A source close to Sherif previously told The Sun about his ban from the reunion: ‘Sherif is gutted. He was really looking forward to having the chance to reunite with the other Islanders who became his friends during the villa.
Speaking out: Ex-Love Island contestant Sherif said he can’t rule out ‘unconscious racism’ as a reason he was banned from the reunion show
Opinion: Speaking about not being invited to the reunion, Sherif told The Sun : ‘I can’t rule out that racism was a factor here. I think there may have been some unconscious racism’
‘It’s hard to fathom why they wouldn’t want him as he was so popular during his short stint on the show. He made a mistake and apologised, so why he is still be punished is hard to fathom.’
A spokeswoman for ITV confirmed: ‘Sherif left this series of Love Island by mutual agreement after breaking the rules and there are no plans for him to appear at this weekend’s Aftersun Reunion.’
ITV had reportedly attempted to stop Sherif from signing a deal with online clothing brand BooHoo, claiming that he was still contractually linked to the Love Island partner I Saw It First.
But their admission that he was no longer under a contract with ITV ultimately allowed him to sign with BooHoo – who, reportedly, offered him a six-figure deal.
Sherif only lasted nine days on Love Island – with his removal shrouded in mystery.
It wasn’t explained on the show, he simply stopped appearing – with his then-partner Anna Vakili left uncoupled.
Banned: He said: ‘I think this vendetta against me is coming from people higher up in the company rather than by the producers who know me’