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Love Island’s Niall Reveals Aspergers

June 29, 2018

Love Island star Niall Aslam has spoken out for the first time since leaving the show, sharing that he has Asperger syndrome.

The contestant quit the ITV2 reality series more than two weeks ago for “personal reasons”, with tabloid reports suggesting that those reasons were health-related, falling ill before his exit.

Niall wrote a heartfelt message to his fans on Instagram earlier this morning (June 28), revealing that he was diagnosed with Asperger’s as a young child and discussed how he struggled living with the developmental disorder growing up.

“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,” he wrote.

“When I was a young child, I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a fact that until this post has never [been] 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.

“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.”

Niall continued by thanking ITV and the people behind Love Island for their support.

“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,” he said.

“I would just like to thank the team at ITV for always backing me and giving me the opportunity to rid 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 about – there’s more layers to come!”

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 30, 2018 1:39 am

    This tabloid TV garbage is worth talking about is it?

    No mention of the DWP’s criminal quack Paul Litchfield –

    getting a CBE as a reward for it’s “Hostile Environment” Hate Crime –

    No mention of ‘Hostile Environments’ at all.

    No mention of other mass murder cover-ups –

    “… yet I am still a rainbow fish.”

    All Together Now –

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