Haris Namani has reportedly been dumped from the Love Island villa after shocking footage of him punching a fellow reveller on a boozy night out emerged.
The show has been plunged into chaos after a video surfaced on social media showing the TV Salesman, 21, landing blows on another party-goer in the street.
Insiders have since told MailOnline that Haris had left the villa as part of a planned eviction following a public vote and it is ‘just a coincidence that his departure came hours after the video was unearthed.’
In the distressing clip, taken last May in Doncaster, Haris sparred with his opponent, knocked him to the ground and shouted: ‘I’m not a bully… on my mum’s life’, while being encouraged by a friend behind the camera.
Street brawl: Haris Namani has sensationally been dumped from the Love Island villa after shocking footage of him punching a fellow reveller on a boozy night out has emerged online
Decision: Haris’ departure from the show was part of a planned eviction following a public vote and it’s ‘just a coincidence’ that he left the show hours after the footage emerged
After the video emerged on Snapchat, it was published by The Sun. A friend of Haris’ told the publication: ‘We were all surprised when we heard Haris was going on Love Island, he’s got quite a bit of a temper on him and if someone says something he’s more than prepared to have a fight.
‘He’s got an advantage being a boxer and he knows he can cause damage because he trains four times a week, he knows what he is capable of because of his training. That kind of stuff has to stay in the ring.
‘I’m surprised ITV didn’t do further checks, I saw the row between him and Shaq and wasn’t surprised in the slightest. That’s the type of guy he is. What you see is what you get.’
Boxer: On Instagram, Haris often shares snaps and videos of himself training in the boxing ring, as well as showing off his talents in his fights at Steel City Gym and friends have said he has a ‘bit of a temper’
On Instagram, Haris often shares snaps and videos of himself training in the boxing ring, as well as showing off his talents in his fights at Steel City Gym.
After the video emerged, bosses initially issued a statement following reports Haris’ future involvement in the show hangs by ‘the thinnest of threads’.
A representative for Love Island said: ‘Language and behaviour in the villa is always closely monitored, and Islanders are reminded of what we consider acceptable during their time on the show.
‘Extensive duty of care protocols for all Islanders includes video training and guidance covering language and behaviour.’
Drama alert! The footage comes days after a fight erupted between Haris and Shaq Muhammad after a beer pong game during an episode
An ITV source added to MailOnline background checks are carried out prior to islanders entering the show and that the training programme tells the cast how they should conduct themselves in the villa and what is considered unacceptable behaviour.
The insider told us: ‘This training is their opportunity to learn and gain perspective from any mistakes or errors of judgement that have been made prior to going on the show.’
A representative for Love Island said before Haris was dumped: ‘Language and behaviour in the villa is always closely monitored, and Islanders are reminded of what we consider acceptable’
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The footage comes days after a huge fight erupted between Haris and Shaq Muhammad after a beer pong game – with the men having to be forced apart by shocked islanders.
The drama kicked off as Haris commented on new bombshell David’s steamy kiss with Shaq’s partner Tanya, causing Shaq to brand the TV salesman a ‘s**t stirrer’.
Newcomer David had earlier been dared to kiss the islander he fancies the most for 30 seconds, and after flirting up a storm with Tanya, it was inevitable that he was going to pick her – much to Shaq’s chagrin.
Showdown; The two islanders had to be held apart by the other boys as they almost came to blows in a tense stand-off as they boys had a debrief about the earlier challenge
Tensions: The drama kicked off as Haris commented on new bombshell David’s steamy kiss with Shaq’s partner Tanya, causing Shaq to brand the TV salesman a ‘s**t stirrer’
Rant: Haris was heard telling the airport security officer to ‘Shut the f**k up’, to which Shaq angrily responded: ‘You shut the f**k up you f**king p****’
And as the boys sat down later to discuss the events of the game, Haris asked David what he made of the kiss, causing Shaq to accuse him to trying to cause trouble.
The two then begin arguing and throwing insults at each other, with things becoming more and more heated.
Haris was heard telling the airport security officer to ‘Shut the f**k up’, to which Shaq angrily responded: ‘You shut the f**k up you f**king p****’
Haris then ordered Shaq not to speak to him like that, with Shag fuming: ‘I’ll speak to you however I want!’
The other boys were then forced to then step in and stop things from escalating, with Haris and Shaq dragged to separate parts of the villa to keep them apart.
The girls, who were having their own chats elsewhere, watched on in shock as things kicked off among the lads.
Love Island continues Tuesday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.
Uh oh: The other boys were then forced to then step in and stop things from escalating, with Haris and Shaq dragged to separate parts of the villa to keep them apart
LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Tanya Manhenga
Occupation: Student and model
Something not many people know about her: ‘I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.’
‘It’s on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute.’
‘I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.’
Name: Lana Jenkins
Occupation: Makeup artist
Something not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.
‘Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.’
Name: Anna-May Robey
Occupation: Payroll assistant
Something not many people know about her: ‘I went on a date once and I never saw him again.’
‘We went for food and shared a bottle of wine. As I was speaking to him he fell asleep!’
‘I had to clink his wine glass to wake him up.’
Name: Tanyel Revan
Location: North London
Occupation: Hair stylist
Something not many people know about her: ‘My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.’
‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance.’
‘If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away.’
Name: Olivia Hawkins
Occupation: Ring girl and actress
Something not many people know about her: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life.’
‘I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.’
Name: Tom Clare
Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer
Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan
Name: David Salako
Occupation: Money adviser
Something not many people know about him: ‘I can sing, but I will never sing! I just haven’t got the confidence to do it.’
Name: Aaron Waters
Someting not many people know about him: He thinks his appearance on Love Island UK was ‘diving timing’
Name: Kai Fagan
Occupation: Science and PE teacher
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’
‘I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.’
‘I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis.’
Name: Ron Hall
Occupation: Financial advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye.’
‘It was the result of a football injury when I was 8. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.’
Name: Will Young
Something not many people know about him: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’
‘A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!
‘It’s a nice way to self reflect.’
Name: Shaq Muhammad
Occupation: Airport security officer
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’
‘Every time I watch Dear John I cry.
That’s my favourite film. Any time I’m with someone and they say, ‘Let’s watch a romantic film’, I’m like, ‘How about Dear John, how does that sound?’
Name: Haris Namani
Occupation: TV salesman
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’ve never found love. I think this is the show that can help me.’
‘It’s the best opportunity for me to find the girl and find the right one. I’ve obviously not found the right one myself.’
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Name: Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown
Occupation: Model and property developer
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’ve gone onto do lots of modelling and dancing for music videos for UK and global artists, I’ve worked with people like Hardy Caprio, Headie One, Aitch, Tione Wayne and more.’
Name: Jessie Wynter
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Something you may not know about her: She was on series two of Love Island Australia