LOVE Island ‘thug’ Haris Namani has broken his silence after being dumped from the villa.
The TV salesman was sensationally forced out hours after The Sun revealed footage of him embroiled in a violent street brawl.
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Fans were left shocked by the footage of Haris’ street brawl
Speaking after leaving in a planned eviction, Haris has now defended his actions in the tape.
He said: “I’m devastated that this video has been seen, it’s not a reflection of my character.
“I’m not someone that goes looking for fights and I didn’t want to be in that situation. This was a heat of the moment thing.
“The video doesn’t show everything that happened. Afterwards we met up and we cleared the air; we’ve shaken hands and we get along now.
“It’s not something that would happen again.”
The footage, revealed by The Sun, shows the Love Island star involved in a brutal fight.
In the video Haris is seen punching a man before following him and knocking him down with a second swipe.
After the clip was shared with The Sun, a friend said they were shocked to learn Haris had been accepted onto the hit ITV2 show.
They said: “We were all surprised when we heard Haris was going on Love Island.
“He’s got quite a bit of a temper on him and if someone says something he’s more than prepared to have a fight.
“He’s got an advantage being a boxer and he knows he can cause damage because he trains four times a week.”
Just days into his Love Island journey Haris was involved in a heated bust up with Shaq following a game of ping pong.
Fresh from the villa, Haris commented: “We’re friends. I knew 100 per cent nothing would have come from that disagreement and we would hug it out.
“I said sorry for my part and he said the same and that’s it. We were the first two in and we got along after that as normal.
“I’ll miss the memories, waking up in the villa, being around people you’ve never met before and getting to form strong connections with them.”
Haris added: “It was hard for them to make that decision!
“I was just getting to know Olivia a bit more,, it was only just getting good!
“From the get-go me and her had mutual attraction to each other.
“When we coupled up I felt we were getting closer than we were at the start.
“She’s a very good looking girl, her energy, the way she presented herself, the flirting, the funny side to her, she was a nice girl as well.”
Haris was dumped in the eviction alongside Anna-May Robey.
Love Island continues tomorrow at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX
News Group Newspapers LtdFootage showed the trained boxer battering a man in the street in Doncaster last year[/caption]
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