Why did Haris leave Love Island 2023? Dumping explained

haris namani love island 2023ITV / Haris Namani, Instagram

Winter Love Island 2023 star Haris Namani was eliminated from the show after a video emerged of the boxer fighting in the street – but why did he leave?

Namani was among the first set of islanders to enter the villa near Cape Town, South Africa, this year – and had not yet started a serious relationship with anyone on the show.

The 21-year-old was partnered up in a couple with Olivia Hawkins at the time of the video being posted, and despite going on a date with Aussie entry Aaron Waters, she was still very much interested in pursuing things with Haris.

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Namani’s future was left up in the air after that, too, following the release of a fighting video.

Why did Haris leave Love Island 2023?

Love Island's HarisITV / Instagram: loveisland
Haris Namani was one of the most talked-about Love Island stars before the video emerged, after telling people he had never been in a relationship before.

Haris Namani was reportedly going to get kicked out of the Love Island villa after reports emerged on January 24 that a violent video had emerged, showing him fighting on the streets. However, he was removed in a dumping on January 25.

Australian entrants Jessie Wynter and Aaron Waters voted for Haris and Anna-May Robey to go.

As described by several national newspapers in the United Kingdom, Namani was pictured in a “boozy” fight video, showing him punching somebody on a night out.

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The Mail Online reached out to a spokesperson of the show, who said: “We would never comment on dumpings or show formats to avoid ruining the show for the viewers.”

His exit from the Love Island 2023 cast looked to be on the cards before the dumping, but that was ultimately the method of his exit.

Haris Namani street fight video

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Haris didn’t stay long enough to make it to the hideaway.

The video was posted on various social media channels, including TikTok and Twitter, after the story first broke.

It showed the boxer square up to another man in the street, punching them in the head at first, then the chest, before they fall to the ground.

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Before the tape ends, Haris can be seen screaming at the guy on the floor.

Since it was made public, various outlets stated that they expect Haris to be ejected from the show, including Sky News, The Mirror, and Mail Online. Soon after, he was no longer on the cast after losing his place in a dumping.

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