Love Is­land fam­ily flee home

Coventry Telegraph - - NEWS - By EMMELINE SAUNDERS & JAMES RODGER

THE FAM­ILY of a Love Is­land star who sen­sa­tion­ally quit the villa ear­lier this week have fled their home in Coven­try .

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the fam­ily of Niall As­lam have gone to ground af­ter leav­ing their home in the city.

Ear­lier this week, the 23-year-old man quit the villa in mys­te­ri­ous cir­cum­stances.

View­ers had been hop­ing to see his exit in the latest episode, but were dis­ap­pointed that he did not make an ap­pear­ance, or say farewell to his costars.

As­lam, who had a Harry Pot­ter tat­too and joy­fully com­pared him­self to a “rain­bow fish”, had been a pop­u­lar ad­di­tion to this year’s se­ries, and had been cou­pled up with Ge­or­gia Steel.

A&E doc­tor Alex Ge­orge had been tasked with re­lay­ing the news of As­lam’s exit to the other Love Is­land stars, who were all stunned at the revala­tion.

The Mir­ror On­line re­ports the real rea­son the pop­u­lar con­tes­tant left the villa was be­cause of health rea­sons. But since then, not a sin­gle peep has been heard from Niall him­self - and his fam­ily have fled their home in Coven­try, leav­ing a note pinned to their front door ask­ing mem­bers of the me­dia to con­tact ITV’s press of­fice with any ques­tions.

Mir­ror On­line can also re­veal that Niall’s cousin, who was run­ning his so­cial me­dia ac­counts while he was film­ing in Ma­jorca, has handed over all re­spon­si­bil­ity to Love Is­land bosses, with ITV’s press of­fi­cers field­ing all en­quiries on be­half of the As­lams.

It came as an uniden­ti­fied friend of Niall shed some wor­ry­ing light on his state of mind, claim­ing he suf­fers from crip­pling in­se­cu­ri­ties about his looks and can’t deal with con­flict.

“Niall left for per­sonal rea­sons re­gard­ing him­self only. He doesn’t deal well with stress or crit­i­cism, and would hate to have sit­u­a­tions where he’s in­volved in con­flict pub­li­cised,” the source told Mail On­line .

“It’s an emo­tion­ally stress­ful en­vi­ron­ment and he over wor­ries to the point where he gets stressed.” Niall - who com­pared him­self to the chil­dren’s book char­ac­ter the Rain­bow Fish, “which ev­ery­one hates be­cause it’s dif­fer­ent” - had par­tic­u­lar trou­ble ac­cept­ing his ears, which he felt stuck out too much.

He’d un­der­gone an oto­plasty - ear pin­ning­back surgery - in May 2017 to boost his con­fi­dence and seemed much hap­pier about his looks in pho­tos he shared on In­sta­gram af­ter­wards.

ITV has de­clined to com­ment fur­ther on the ex­act sit­u­a­tion.

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