Love Island’s only remaining black contestant Yewande is booted from villa as bosses face further questions over equality – The Sun

LOVE Island bosses are facing more equality questions after the only remaining black contestant was booted out the villa.

Yewande Biala, 23, lost her place in the ITV2 villa after partner Danny Williams chose to couple up with a newcomer.

Scientist Yewande broke down in tears after facing rejection from other potential suitors.

Her exit comes three weeks after she was picked last during the first coupling-up ceremony. It was the fourth year in a row that a contestant from an ethnic minority had faced the humiliation.

A week later, Sherif Lanre, who is also black, was kicked out for using the offensive term “c*** punt” after play-fighting with Molly-Mae Hague.

Afterwards Sherif, 20, told The Sun he may have been a victim of “unconscious racism” after he was repeatedly reprimanded for mistakes that other contestants seemed to get away with.


He added: “The producers might not have been aware of what they were doing but they may have had an inherent bias in their minds that caused them to act against me.”

Meanwhile ex-Islander Marcel Somerville, who was also picked last in the 2017 opener, said: “As a person of ethnic background you do feel ‘is it because I’m black?’”

There is no suggestion the show's producers are racially motivated.

Last night Dubliner Yewande was passed over in favour of blonde London model Arabella Chi, 28 — despite Danny insisting no one else would tempt him.

Yewande later lashed out at Arabella for being “dishonest” and said the pair had no choice of working on a romantic level.


She said: “I hate it when a bombshell comes in saying, ‘I want to get to know everyone’, because that is a lie. She knew she wanted Danny.

“I feel like if he does get to know her, it’s not going to work.

"There are so many factors – they’re so different, and the age gap. You have to be realistic.

“He’s only 21. They are in different phases of their lives. In the villa it’s very easy to forget.”


Last night Love Island bosses “strongly refuted any suggestion of racism”.

They added: “As regular viewers will know, over the last few episodes Danny and Yewande have struggled to find a connection.

“Her exit was the result of a recoupling — a standard show format point.”

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