The 23-year-old’s departure was declared last evening by pal Alex George, who signified to the islanders: ‘Basically, Niall – for personal reasons – unfortunately he can’t continue or come back to the villa. So, I merely wished to let you guys fathom all at once, kind of thing.’
The entire announcement was provided merely one minute of airtime in the first three minutes of the episode, and after Alex, Georgia and Jack issued short tributes, Niall’s exit was never mentioned again.
And viewers were pretty baffled:
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