Love Island bosses covering up Sherif Lanre axe reasons over fears it could sink show
The ITV2 series, which is said to rake in £25million a year in advertising, has come under a spotlight over the last few days after Sherif was removed from the show under mysterious circumstances.
Stating that hed broken the rules, and Sherif apologising for his behaviour, no other explanation was given, with a backdoor exit not shown and his final scenes edited out.
However, according to The Sun, its been claimed by show insiders that the specific reasons behind the removal are being kept under lock-and-key for fear of more calls of the show being axed.
There is extra pressure this year and producers have remind everyone taking part to be extra careful, a source told them.
All contestants have been told they can speak to anyone at any time if they are feeling under strain but have also been reminded of the rules they signed up to.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Love Island representatives for comment.
The new scandal, while its not been clarified what exactly it is, comes after the show has been put under a microscope on islander welfare following the deaths of two former contestants.
Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis both died by suicide over the past year, following their participation of the programme.
Ahead of the new series, watchdog Ofcom labelled the show as a particular concern for them following the deaths of Sophie and Mike.