Liam Llewellyn has shared an update with his followers after he decided to leave the Love Island villa and gather all the islanders around the fire pit to explain his decision
Love Island’s Liam Llewellyn has broken his silence before his appearance on Aftersun tonight to say he has been ‘blown away’ by the reaction to his decision to leave the villa.
The master’s student left the Love Island villa earlier this week, leaving his fellow islanders in shock as he called them all around the fire pit to break the news.
He has now confirmed his return to the UK, posting his Instagram stories ahead of his interview with host Laura Whitmore on Sunday night.
“Yes folks, it’s Liam!” he wrote. “I’m back. I’m absolutely blown away by the love and support shown to me while I was at the villa and since I’ve been gone.
“I appreciate you all like you wouldn’t believe #loveislandbaby.”
Earlier this week, Liam gathered everyone to explain his decision, admitting he had learned with no one after the split from Gemma Owen, who was in a relationship with Davide, before none of the bombshells Ekin-Su or Afia seemed to shine for it .
Speaking to his fellow islanders, he said: “Obviously we all came here for the same reason, but I didn’t give Liam 100%. I know what 100 percent Liam is and I’m miles away from that.
“Trying to find someone to leave the villa you love with, that’s the goal. But if you don’t feel that, it’s very hard to find. I’ve thought long and hard, it’s not a whim, so I’ve decided to leave the villa.”
He then made a sweet gesture to his fellow islanders as he told them how much he would miss them.
“You are all unreal. I had an absolute ball,” he added, leaving most of them in tears as he explained his decision to leave the show after just a few days.
Luca was emotional when he admitted he would miss Liam, and in a poignant moment they all went to the bedroom one last time, with the boys promising to contact each other after the show.
Liam had previously explained that rejection would be the worst he could face at the villa.
Speaking to The Mirror and other press before entering the villa, he said: “Something I’m most nervous about is probably the feeling of not being wanted in a rematch or something, not being picked.
“Everyone wants to be wanted and chosen. So the feeling of not being chosen is a nerve-wracking thought for me. That feeling of being rejected is never nice.”
He added: “It puts you in a vulnerable position and that is in front of the whole world. And you are vulnerable to everyone. I think that’s a position no one would want to be in, I think.”