Who is Love Island's Sherif Lanre and why was he AXED? Chef and semi-pro rugby player from London

11 June 2019, 12:34 | Updated: 4 October 2019, 16:17

Mared Parry

By Mared Parry

20-year-old Sherif has left the Love Island villa for not sticking to the ITV rules

Love Island 2019's lineup has been revealed and hunky chef and rugby player Sherif is one of the lucky fellas.

But what do we know about the Londoner? We reveal all...

Sherif claims he's a pretty loyal guy when he's coupled up with someone
Sherif claims he's a pretty loyal guy when he's coupled up with someone. Picture: ITV

Who is Sherif Lanre and what is his job?

Self-described cheeky chap Sherif is 20 years old and hails from London.

He gets hot and sweaty in his job as a chef, but also plays rugby for a semi-professional team in his spare time.

Sherif admits he's quite an outrageous character and that he laughs at everything: "My actual laugh, my hysterical laugh is pretty ugly. People around me get that a lot and have to deal with it."

Why was Sherif axed from the villa?

It's just broken that Sherif has left the villa due to him breaking the villa rules.

A Love Island spokesperson said: "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 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."

Sherif is excited about heading into the villa
Sherif is excited about heading into the villa. Picture: ITV

What kind of boyfriend will he make?

Although he admits to having a "wandering eye", Sherif admits he's "pretty loyal" and loves to lift people's moods.

He's had a few disastrous dates, including one where he dated a cougar and it "didn't go to plan, let's just say that".

He loves women that can make people laugh "even if it's just from being herself and not trying to be funny".

Sherif wouldn't fight for a girl who has loads of boys after her
Sherif wouldn't fight for a girl who has loads of boys after her. Picture: ITV

Sherif is also partial to a nice smile, teeth and bum.

He's admitted to sliding into a few DMs in the past but that it hardly works unless they're "super mature".

Sherif usually meets his women though friends or on nights out, but has been told off for flirting with customers at work.

What's Sherif's Instagram?

You can follow 'Shef the Chef' on Instagram at @sherif_lanre

Who is he coupled up with in the villa?

At the moment, Sherif is coupled up with 28-year-old Pharmacist, Anna.

He admitted that he actually followed Anna on Instagram before heading into the villa and that he was a little intimidated by her.

The pair were coupled up after Sherif was put on the subs bench after Amber dumped him for Callum, and had to choose between Yawande and Anna.

However, the couple have admitted they have the "same energy"... whatever that means.

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