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28th Jun 2018

Niall from Love Island breaks silence for the first time since leaving villa

He left abruptly a couple of weeks ago

Reuben Pinder

He has issued a statement explaining exactly why he left the villa

Niall was a favourite among viewers of Love Island during his short stint at the villa. His abrupt exit was mourned by fellow contestants and viewers alike, with the show citing ‘personal reasons’ as his reason for leaving.

His privacy was respected during the aftermath. But he has come forward and issued a statement explaining why he had to leave.

His deeply personal Instagram post reads: “Right, so here it goes…for this post I am putting my laying it on thick brush down and hoping to hit the nation with a love potion.
For far too long I have suffered in silence and not acknowledged a massive fact about my life which going into the villa has led me to finally realise and accept.
When I was a young child I was diagnosed with asperges syndrome, a fact that until this post has never shared outside of my close family. Growing up was extremely difficult for me and I often felt out of place. I always felt that people didn’t understand me, yet I was afraid to reveal my true scales as I did not want the label or stigma that was attached to it.
But now I think it is important that I come forward, not only so that I can finally be honest with myself and to those around me, but also so that other individuals in my position can embrace their true colours. It’s not been an easy ride for me to come to terms with this fact but I am glad that I can now accept who I am, and am looking forward to my next chapter.
I would just like to thank the team at ITV for always backing me and giving me the opportunity to rid my myself of my insecurities and embrace the fact that I am different yet I am still a rainbow fish. I can’t explain how grateful I am for the support from the whole team over this period.
I would also like to thank the British public for the love you have all shown me over the past few weeks, it has been overwhelming.
Now it’s time for this rainbow fish to dive deep into the big blue ocean and show the world what I’m all about – there’s more layers to come! ?#AutismAwareness#BeYourOwnKindOfRainbowFish#LessPrangMoreLove”


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