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Why Love Island contestant won't inherit Lanhydrock

Why Love Island contestant won't inherit Lanhydrock

Published by Emma Carton at 9:15am 16th January 2020. (Updated at 2:13pm 16th January 2020)

It is understood the Cornish contestant who quit Love Island will not inherit the Lanhydrock estate.

Ollie Williams had claimed to be the heir in a bio released ahead of the start of the show.

However the National Trust has since issued a statement, saying it was gifted to them in the 1950s.

What does Ollie say?

In his bio, 23-year-old Ollie Williams boasted that he is 'Lord of the Manor' and claims to own Polzeath Beach.

What's the best or worst chat up line that someone has used on you, or you have used yourself?

"Best chat up line I've ever used is, 'Do you know Polzeath beach in Cornwall? I own it'. That's it. Chat up line, done".

What's your claim to fame?

"My father is Lord of the Manor of Lanhydrock. The family title is Viscount Clifden. When my father passes away or abdicates, as the eldest child, I will take on the titles and the estate. I'm the heir of Lanhydrock".

Ollie Williams

What does the National Trust say?

"We are aware that Ollie Williams is a contestant on ITV's Love Island.

"While Ollie may take on a title and land owned by his family, this does not include Lanhydrock House, garden and parkland which is owned by the National Trust.

"In the distant past his great-great-uncle chose to give Lanhydrock House and surrounding land to the National Trust in 1953, which is now enjoyed by 400,000 people every year. 

"It is just one of 500 places owned and looked after by the National Trust for the nation to enjoy.

"Oliver’s family run the ‘Lanhydrock Estate Company’ which is not connected to the National Trust".

National Trust

Ollie Williams has since quit the Love Island villa 'for love', saying he still has feelings for his ex-girlfriend.

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