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Love Island is back on our television screens again with an epic line up for season 7 of the ITV2 dating series.
It certainly hasn't been smooth sailing over the years, as couples have come and go – and bombshells have entered and ended up making it to finals.
There's also been plenty of Islanders who have made their exits from the Spanish villa pretty early on due to an array of reasons.
During Love Island 2019, Sherif Lanre became the first contestant to be booted out after breaking the rules.
The first and third series of the show – with the latter won by Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies – had no walk-outs as the islanders got on with the drama and intense living the villa has to offer.
But last series was full of walk outs with Georgia and Sam, Samira and Niall all calling it quits early, while series two also saw some dramatic departures by islanders.
So who are these villa departees and why did they go? Here's what went down.
Sherif Lanre has been booted out of Love Island
Sherif has become the first person to be booted out of the villa for breaking the show's rules.
The chef, 20, from London, is said to have agreed to leave the show following talks with bosses after just nine days.
A Love Island spokesman told Mirror Online: "After breaking the villa rules Sherif had conversations with the producers and it was mutually agreed that he would leave the Love Island villa."
Sherif said: "In a case of poor judgement, I broke the villa rules and as a result agreed with the producers that it was best for me to leave the villa.
"I regret that I didn’t conduct myself in the right way and, as a 20 year old guy, it’s something I know I will take on board and learn from.
He'd been growing closer to Anna
"I really enjoyed my time in the villa and look forward to catching up with everyone on the outside."
Sherif was one of the original contestants who joined the show on Day Dot last week.
He was mired in drama from the start as none of the girls picked him at the first coupling – sparking a race row.
The telly star was then paired with Anna and they seemed to have been growing closer over the last few days.
Georgia Steel and Sam Bird
Georgia and Sam stole kisses in the bathroom after 'breaking up'
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Love Island's Georgia and Sam had secret bathroom sex before quitting the villa
Georgia and Sam were given the chance to stay in the villa if they lived together as singles.
These two decided against leaving the villa when first given the offer, after they had to face the dreaded "stick or twist" decision.
The couple, who hadn't been together for too long at this point, decided they would go for it as singles to face "the ultimate test," but this was quickly proving too much drama – even for them – and they opted to flee the villa after an action-packed recoupling ended with results they didn't quite fancy.
A source told Mirror TV: "They filmed the recoupling and afterwards Sam and Georgia weren't happy so walked out of the villa.
They were forced to make a shock 'stick or twist' decision
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"None of their fellow Islanders could persuade them to stay.
"The explosive scenes will be aired on Thursday or Friday."
The islanders try their best to get them to stay and have no warning about their shock exit.
So we guess it's bye, bye Birdie (and Georgia.)
The decision was tough for Samira
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Samira was very much the Queen of the Villa in 2018 – all the girls loved her and the boys sought her wise counsel whenever they were in a pickle with their couplings.
But sadly, Samira was unlucky in love in the villa, as the only person she had any romantic connection with was brutally ripped from the villa in a shock dumping.
The dancer was paired with Dr Alex George in a "friend couple" before Sam's arrival meant she had a shot at finding the real thing.
Samira was devastated when Frankie had to leave
But "The Mighty Bird" ended up lacking the romantic zing a couple needs, so all seemed lost for Samira – until Frankie Foster arrived.
The ex-rugby star swept Samira off her feet – though barely any of this was aired – but he wasn't popular enough to be saved in a public vote, where he and Grace Wardle were sent packing.
Samira spent three days crying over her lost love, until finally she had enough and decided she wanted to "follow her heart."
The couple had a loved up reunion
Niall's departure was a shock
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Niall, the island's favourite rainbow fish, left the villa in what can only be described as mysterious circumstances last year.
He had only been in the villa for nine days when it was announced he had left, with Dr Alex breaking the news to his fellow islanders in the shock decision.
While little was explained about his exit at the time, Niall took to Instagram to explain his reasoning just over two weeks after his departure – his Asperger's syndrome.
He said: "For far too long I have suffered in silence and not acknowledged a massive fact about my life which going into the villa has led me to finally realise and accept.
He revealed his Asperger's syndrome on Instagram with a picture
"When I was a young child I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a fact that until this post has never shared outside of my close family.
"Growing up was extremely difficult for me and I often felt out of place. I always felt that people didn't understand me, yet I was afraid to reveal my true scales as I did not want the label or stigma that was attached to it."
He also thanked the team at ITV for their support and looked forward to the next chapter.
Sophie left after struggling with Tom's departure
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Sophie's time on Love Island was pretty up and down – but ultimately it was the upset of losing her partner in the villa that made her final decision to walk out.
The Geordie beauty vowed to stick it out in the villa after her former flame, Tom Powell, was voted out, however it wasn't long before the flicker of a new flame won her over.
Sophie, instead of leaving with her longer-term partner, started to see new girl Katie Salmon in the show's first same-sex pairing, which angered her former love from the outside.
Katie chose to couple up with Sophie
But this new found love didn't last long as reality set in, and she realised how her relationship with Tom could be jeopardised if she stayed in with Katie.
When Tom left, Sophie said: "Right, that’s it for me. I’m done. Yeah, I’m going to ask [if I can leave].
"I cannot do this, it’s just too much of a mind-f***. It’s not worth it. It’s not worth losing Tom over. I can’t lose Tom, I can’t."
Sophie with boyfriend Aaron Armstrong
But soon she was in the arms of Katie before a vicious row ensued – and eventually Sophie left the villa.
Katie told the Beach Hut their argument wasn't behind her early departure, as Sophie revealed to the islanders: "Guys, I'm going to go. I've been feeling like this for a while. Now, I think my time is done."
Sadly, Sophie died in June 2018, which was followed by the death of her boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, just weeks later.
Zara in the Beach Hut
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This 23-year-old caused quite a stir when she arrived in the second series.
Zara arrived late and immediately clicked with Alex Bowen – ex of Vicky Pattison – so much so that they had a cheeky romp in the Hideaway.
This led to Zara losing her Miss Great Britain crown – a title she had earned from being a "positive role model" – and she was devastated to hear the news.
Zara and Alex in the Hideaway before their romp
But her departure came days after this, when it was revealed a family illness had struck, so the former pageant queen decided to leave and be with her family.
At the time, she said: "I'm so sad to leave the villa but it's important for me to get home and spend time with my mum while she gets better.
"I've had the time of my life on Love Island and would like to thank all of my fellow Islanders and the production team for all their support."
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ITV bosses kept the door open for her to return if she felt she wanted to, however it was a fond farewell from Zara in the end.
Rykard in the Beach Hut
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The personal trainer did a bit of a Samira when he left the villa – and went chasing after his lover and dumped islander Rachel Fenton.
Rykard was in a "friend couple" with Olivia Buckland after their partners were booted out, and he was contented to help Olivia through until new girl Rachel came on the scene.
He really hit it off with Rachel – until Caroline Flack delivered the devastating blow that he and Olivia had shared an intimate moment in bed while Rachel slept inches away.
Rykard massaged Rachel in the Hideaway
Their love was almost off but Rachel forgave him, but was dumped from the island shortly after.
Rykard decided he would head out of the villa to be with his beloved.
He said: "I decided to leave the villa because at that moment I was developing a really nice relationship with Rachel and watching her walk away, I knew I had the power to stay or go.
Rykard and Olivia under the sheets in bed
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"No one was holding me to staying in the competition, so I decided I wanted to go after Rachel as that is who I wanted to be with. I didn’t want to meet anyone new and I wasn’t there for the prize money."
The couple did well following his departure, but sadly the two broke up in December 2017.
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2.