Did Niall Aslam leave Love Island because of his ears?

Niall Aslam

by Hollie Richardson |
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Niall Aslam abruptly left the Love Island villa just days after entering, and hasn't spoken publically since

Niall, 23, quickly won over the nation's hearts and became the fans' favourite with his cheeky disposition and lust for fellow contestant Kendall Rae-Knight, 26 (who then dumped him for villainous 22-year-old Adam Collard. Ouch).

We were DEVASTATED when we tuned in one evening to find that Niall had left the villa during the night due to 'personal reasons'. Some reports suggest that he left because of anxiety and stress, but nothing has yet been confirmed.

Niall Aslam

But one of Niall's friends has said that they think he might have left due to his insecurities about his looks - particularly his ears, which he had pinned back last year.

The source told Mail Online: "Before he got his ears pinned back, if anyone wasn’t interested in him or made a joke, he’d assume it was about his ears and put a hat on for the rest of the day just to avoid people seeing.”

Aww, Niall.

He posted a photo in May 2017 after the ear correction surgery, with the caption: "Got my ears done #surgery #cosmetic #pinnedback #edgy #selfie #getyourearsout #bigup #lolz"

We're not sure where the Coventry student is or what he's up to, but we hope he knows just how much the nation (including us) fancy him.

What is ear correction surgery?

Ear correction surgery - also known as an otoplasty - is a cosmetic procedure to alter the shape or size of their ears, or to pin them back if they stick out.

It can cost a few thousand pounds to get your ears pinned back, or it can be carried out under the NHS if the ears are causing a person significant stress.

Niall isn't the only celeb to have had ear correction surgery...


CLOSER celebs with ear jobs

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Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner is a fan of BIG earrings but she revealed that her ear lobes were one of her biggest insecurities.

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Kris Jenner

The Kardashian momager had ear-reduction surgery on an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

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Kris Jenner

She was soon back to picking out bold new earrings to wear with her smaller lobes.

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Niall Aslam

Love Island sweetheart Niall Aslam was reportedly insecure about his ears.

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Niall Aslam ears

He posted a photo after getting his ears pinned back, with the caption: "Got my ears done ud83dudc42ud83dude02 #surgery #cosmetic #pinnedback #edgy #selfie #getyourearsout #bigup #lolz"

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Niall Aslam ears

He reportedly left the villa because he still felt very insecure about his looks.

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James Locke

TOWIE star James Locke already had a hair transplant before deciding to have work done on his ears.

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James Locke

He reportedly spent 5k on pinning back his ears.

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James Locke

James is evidently happy with the results, and he's got the umpteen proud selfies to show it.

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Gareth Gates

Gareth Gates was ADORABLE when he first burst onto our screens as a young teen in 2002.

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Gareth Gates ears

He's not confirmed getting any work done (apart from a recent hair transplant), but his ears do look like they might have been pinned back at some point.

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Ollie Locke

Made in Chelsea favourite Ollie Locke had a BEAUTIFUL head of hair in the early days, but he wasn't happy with his ears.

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Ollie Locke

He was spotted leaving a Harley Street surgery after having work done on his ears. Ollie then cut off his locks and we all cried.

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