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Cornwall's Ollie Williams quits Love Island days after hunting controversy claiming he 'is still in love with his ex'

Ollie has walked out saying he is still in love with his ex Credit: ITV/Love Island

Cornish heir Ollie Williams has walked out of the Love Island villa just three days after the competition started.

The show's producers confirmed the news which follows a wave controversy surrounding the Lord-to-be.

Photos surfaced online in the days following the premiere of the first winter series, which appeared to show Ollie big-game hunting in Africa.

Pictures of the heir with the dead animals led to almost 40,000 people signing a petition to have him axed from the show.

Almost 40,000 people signed a petition calling for Ollie to be removed Credit: change.org

Hundreds of viewers have lodged Ofcom complaints about Ollie being allowed to appear on the show because of his hunting background.

He is the director of Cornish Sporting Agency, a business specialising in 'tailor-made hunting trips to South Africa and other destinations'.

There has also been confusion about the heir's claims that he will inherit the iconic Lanhydrock estate in Cornwall - as it is owned by the National Trust.

Ollie's claim that he will inherit the Lanydrock estate has been questioned

However, in a beach hut diary entry the controversial contestant claims he is leaving the show because he still has feelings for his ex-girlfriend Laura Nofer of 18 months.

I have to be honest with myself, and everyone, that I do still love someone else… I have to follow my heart in this scenario and it would be wrong for me to ignore these feelings.

At the end of the day, this is Love Island and it’s about finding love. If I carried on anything with Paige, or any other girl that might come into the villa, it wouldn’t be fair on them.

– Ollie Williams
Ollie and Paige coupled up on the show's premiere Credit: ITV/Love Island

Ollie was coupled up with Scottish student Paige Turley, whose ex is chart-topping pop star Lewis Capaldi.

He caused a stir when he admitted he had cheated on one his past partners 'eight or nine times'.

Viewers have also seen Ollie being challenged by Paige over his supposed feelings for Bristol contestant Siânnise Fudge.