Sherif Lanre’s mother Diana Rollanson-Williams has blasted Love Island for treating her son ‘unfairly’ following his shock departure from the show on Tuesday.
Diana told MailOnline she HAS spoken to the chef, 20, since he was axed from the hit show for breaking the rules, but insists she doesn’t know the full story.
Speaking on the doorstep of her home in south London, Diana said: ‘I don’t know the real reason yet, but I’m determined to get to the bottom of it.
‘I don’t know if he has actually done anything wrong yet.
‘I need to look at his Love Island code of conduct and I need to speak to him properly to find out what really happened.
She added: ‘But I’m his mum, I’m going to think it was a bit unfair. I think so. I’m going to defend my son.’
Diana, a psychotherapist, said Sherif had not gone looking for fame but had been ‘plucked from obscurity’ to appear on the show.
She said: ‘He is a lovely, lovely young man, a great boy. He is not a fame chaser. He was not looking for fame.
‘He was spotted buying a sandwich by producers and asked to go on the show so he isn’t “fame-hungry”.’
‘Sherif is just a very tall, lovely young man who was invited to join the show, which he thought would be a great opportunity. And I still think it was.’