Love Island’s Ollie’s dad turns down chance to defend him amid hunting backlash

The father of Love Island star Ollie Williams turned down his chance to defend him amid public backlash.

There have been calls for the wealthy heir to be axed from the show after he was outed as a big game hunter and pictures emerged of him proudly posing over dead animals he had killed.

TV watchdog Ofcom has even received 231 complaints from viewers who feel it's wrong he has been allowed to appear on the show after the photos emerged.

But when asked about his son, Andrew Williams, who is Viscount Clifden, the Lord of the Manor of the Lanhydrock Estate, in Cornwall, said he didn't want to talk about it.


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He told the Daily Star : "This is Oliver's journey and we won't be commenting."

He went on to say Ollie can "speak for himself" when he leaves the villa.

The publication also asked ITV if there were any plans to remove Ollie from the villa amid the backlash and were told by a spokesperson last night: "Ollie is still in the villa".

It comes after the revelation that Ollie might want to rethink his inheritance brags.

The 23-year-old proudly announced in his introductory VT that he'll become a Lord when his father passes away.


But his inheritance might not be as grand as he thinks it'll be.

Ollie is the eldest son of Viscount Clifden, meaning that he is the heir to his estate.

However, that estate doesn't actually include the family home Lanhydrock House, as it was handed over to the National Trust more than 60 years ago.

A spokesperson for the National Trust told Radio Times : "It’s great to hear that he would love to inherit Lanhydrock House. But we have some bad news for him; he won’t be!

"In the distant past, his great-great-uncle chose to give Lanhydrock House and surrounding land to the National Trust in 1953, which is now enjoyed by 400,000 people every year.


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"It is just one of 500 places owned and looked after by the National Trust for the nation to enjoy."

In his VT, Ollie bragged about living next door to royalty.

He said: "When my dad dies, I’m going to be a Lord! My next door neighbours are Prince Charles and Camilla.

"I definitely would describe myself as wealthy, but I don’t like to brag about it."

* Love Island airs nightly at 9pm on ITV2

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