Love Island star Niall Aslam was spotted in his first public appearance since revealing he had been diagnosed with Asperger’s.
It was announced on June 13 that the 23-year-old contestant had quit the show “for personal reasons”, leaving viewers devastated. Taking to Instagram for the first time since his shock exit two weeks ago, Niall spilled his heart out to fans as he explained the reason he had to leave.
And now, for the first time since his brave reveal, Niall has been spotted alongside fellow islander Rosie Williams.
The tattooed star was spotted at a Harry Potter themed quiz at the Great Hall at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.
Niall had often made it clear of his passion for the JK Rowling authored books during his time on the ITV2 show.
The star looked in high spirits as he posed next to jaw-dropping stunner Rosie, who was dumped from the villa after Adam Collard left her for Zara McDermott.
Kady McDermott says Niall should be “so proud” of himself [Wenn]
[Niall Aslam/ Instagram]
Niall looked effortlessly chic in a blue checkered shirt with black skinny jeans, while Rosie opted for a delightful white blazer and shorts combo with peach top.
Days ago, Niall had emotionally opened up online about his reason for leaving the villa. In a statement shared to his Instagram, he wrote: “Right, so here it goes…for this post I am putting my laying it on thick brush down and hoping to hit the nation with a love potion.
“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.
“When I was a young child I was diagnosed with asperges 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 added: “But now I think it is important that I come forward, not only so that I can finally be honest with myself and to those around me, but also so that other individuals in my position can embrace their true colours. It’s not been an easy ride for me to come to terms with this fact but I am glad that I can now accept who I am, and am looking forward to my next chapter.
“I would just like to thank the team at ITV for always backing me and giving me the opportunity to rid my myself of my insecurities and embrace the fact that I am different yet I am still a rainbow fish. I can’t explain how grateful I am for the support from the whole team over this period.
“I would also like to thank the British public for the love you have all shown me over the past few weeks, it has been overwhelming.
“Now it’s time for this rainbow fish to dive deep into the big blue ocean and show the world what I’m all about – there’s more layers to come!”