LOVE Island's Niall Aslam has hit out at the "set up" show – admitting that the reason he ended up in a psychiatric hospital nine days after leaving is because "all wasn't as it seemed".
The 25-year-old star briefly appeared in the 2018 series of the ITV2 reality hit, which was ultimately won by Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham.
He abruptly quit the programme just over a week after its launch, later revealing he'd been hospitalised due to stress-induced psychosis – which saw him suffer from hallucinations.
Niall also explained to fans that he has Asperger's Syndrome, which made it more difficult for him to adjust to life on the programme.
He has now taken to TikTok to give even more of an insight into his time on the show – where he blamed the "set-up" scenes for triggering his exit – and claimed that producers dictated who he could and couldn't show a romantic interest in.
The video is titled: "How I went from being in Love Island to a psychiatric hospital in nine days", and in the clip Niall promises to do a "whole series" about his experience on the dating programme.
In the short post, he tells viewers: "Before Love Island I was a normal social work student in Coventry, and call me naive but I used to think the show was all as it seemed.
"As some of you may know, I have autism spectrum disorder – that the show were aware of because they get your whole medical record.
"This might explain why I thought the show was all as it seems as I'm quite a literal thinker.
"When I got there, there were loads of little things that I didn't see coming; I thought you could just chat to whoever you want but it was all very set up in ways of like: 'Don't talk to her', or: 'No, you like that person.'"
Niall went on: "I'm quite an unpredictable person and I think they want to be able to know what you're going to do next.
"The stress of this on top of quite a lot of other things started to really get to me."
He then told fans to like and comment on the post and he'll add some more videos in the future.
A rep for Love Island told The Sun: "All Islanders are free to make their own decisions regarding who they couple up with and the public vote or format decides who leaves the island, not producers."
Niall previously said of his exit from the show: "I came out and talked about my Asperger’s and I was diagnosed at 10-years-old, that was basically the reason I left Love Island.
"But what actually happened to me, I ended up watching Love Island in a psychiatric hospital in London, the Nightingale Hospital to be exact.
"What I later found out is that I had stress-induced psychosis… Essentially what it is, you get so overwhelmed that you lose touch with reality.
"You kind of hallucinate you don’t know what’s going on, you’re not fully aware of your surroundings, you’re not safe, you need other people to look after you.
"It takes quite a lot of time to come down from that, but when you come down from it you really come down, you go into a really deep depression. I was at the hospital for two weeks but in my head I wasn’t fully aware of what was going on, I thought it was because of my Asperger’s."
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