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Calls for Cornish contestant to be axed from Love Island

Calls for Cornish contestant to be axed from Love Island

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 12:51pm 13th January 2020. (Updated at 2:19pm 14th January 2020)

A petition has launched to try and get a Cornish contestant axed from Love Island.

Photos have emerged online, allegedly showing Ollie Williams as a big game hunter.

The images have now been deleted but caused controversy among fans.

Now more than 16,000 people have signed a petition which is calling to remove the 23-year-old from the ITV show.

The petition reads:

"Ollie Williams who is due to enter Winter Love Island has been exposed as a bloodthirsty big trophy hunter.

"He has proudly posed with an array of dead endangered animals including warthog and water buffalos among other animals he killed in Africa in order to promote his hunting business, Cornish Sporting Agency.

"The disgusting photos were posted on an Instagram account that was deleted before it was announced that Ollie would be one of the contestants joining the winter series of Love Island in South Africa.

"ITV allowing him to be on the show is implying that they are okay with his sick and sadistic hobby.

"Ollie Williams should not be allowed to take part or compete in the Love Island series and he should not be allowed on a such a public platform."

change.org petition

Pirate FM has contacted Love Island representatives for a statement

The new series, which is the first winter edition, has now started on ITV2.

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