There have been calls for the millionaire to be fired from the series.
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Fans of Love Island were left horrified amid claims that posh-boy Ollie Williams runs a hunting company.
Ollie, 23, is a viscount-in-waiting and heir to the Lanhydrock Estate in Cornwall.
In now-deleted snaps, Ollie is pictured posing beside a warthog, water buffalo and giant eland to promote his hunting business Cornish Sporting Agency.
Pictures of new Islander Ollie Williams posing for Instagram next to dead endangered animals have surfaced. The snaps were to promote his hunting business Cornish Sporting Agency Ltd #LoveIsland ☀️ pic.twitter.com/fLi21zEcVu
— Love Island Reactions (@LoveIsIandUK) January 11, 2020
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The International Union for Conservation of Nature has classified the giant eland as “vulnerable” after it disappeared from Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Togo.
According to an exclusive story in The Sun, the website for the hunting company was taken offline in November 2018 and the Instagram account was deleted shortly before it was announced that Ollie would be taking part in the upcoming winter series of Love Island.
— katie cummins (@kt_beezknees) January 11, 2020
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The Sun reports that the website promises “an unforgettable sporting experience people from all over the world will cherish forever”.
It also shows several photos of Ollie posing with dead animals, including one captioned: “You’ve gotta love it when you put your binos up and see a bull like this on the other end!”
Fans have now started a petition to have Ollie kicked off the show.
— Becky Edmonds (@BeckyEdmonds5) January 11, 2020
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Sources close to Ollie have reportedly claimed he was “culling sick animals” as part of a “conservation programme”.
ITV have refused to comment.