Love Island's Anna Vakili has said she will miss Sherif Lanre after his sudden exit from the show.

His departure from the villa was announced on Tuesday, with ITV saying he had broken some of the villa rules. No details of the rules broken by Sherif have been released. 

Anna, who was coupled with Sherif, spoke about his exit in Wednesday night's show, saying: "It's weird being single because I started this journey in a couple with Sherif.

"I'm going to miss him."

Sherif Lanre exited the show earlier this week

Sherif broke his silence over his departure on his Instagram story, although he did not say why he had left the villa.

He wrote: "Thank you to everyone including my friends and family for the support I've come back to.

"I appreciate you all and hope I provided some good, positive moments during my time on Love Island and for anyone wondering I'm all good."

He added the hashtags: "#ItIsWhatItIs #BiggerThingsToCome."

Sherif's departure has left Anna single and in danger of being sent home from the villa. Anton Danyluk made a play for her, but it went downhill when he compared Anne to Molly-Mae Hague.

Anton made a play for Anna but it backfired

He said: "As much as Molly is my type, she's beautiful from the outside in. You're beautiful on the inside and out.

"You're not necessarily my absolute type on paper but Molly, who is someone who is my type, I still wouldn't want to be with someone like that."

Anna was understandably unimpressed. She said in the Beach Hut: "If Anton liked me, he wouldn't have been hitting on Molly.

"So, he doesn't like me. I don't know what he was trying to say. It was confusing me."

Maura and Elma enter the villa

There was further drama with the arrival of newcomers Maura Higgins and Elma Pazar, who each picked three of the boys for a special dinner date.

Maura chose Tommy Fury to make her a starter, Danny Williams to prepare her a main course, and Michael Griffiths to make her a dessert while Elma selected Danny, Anton and Tommy to prepare her meal.

Tommy and Maura date on Love Island

Molly-Mae said she was "less than happy" about Tommy getting two dates.

Love Island continues on Virgin Media Two and ITV2.