Speaking on Capital Breakfast show with Roman Kemp, Vick Hope and Sonny Jay, he said: 'I don't know why he's left, but my best guess would be fighting or arguing with the producers and getting aggressive.
The 20-year-old chef was axed from the show yesterday with bosses at ITV2 explaining he had "broken the rules".
Screengrabs of a message from the islander reveal he had a fight with Anton in the villa.
The text reads, 'Anton happened.
In one shocking scene the reality TV star was seen shouting and screaming after Kady accidentally spilt her wine over her leg. Malia accused her of doing it on goal and responded by shoving her co-star.
"Asked him for a chat in private because I wanted to confront him and it got heated and security had to split us up, heartbroken but s*** happens man".
However, ITV has now confirmed that the messages are not real with a spokesperson telling us: "We have checked and these messages did not come from Sherif".
Sherif has admitted it was poor judgement, and that he regrets it.
Before he entered the show, Sherif said he was looking for someone who can hold a conversation, who doesn't take herself too seriously - and someone with a nice bum!
"I really enjoyed my time in the villa and look forward to catching up with everyone on the outside".
During his time on the show, Sherif coupled up with 28-year-old pharmacist Anna Vakili, after initially choosing to partner with 21-year-old Amber Gill. "He said he couldn't be bothered".
In a post that has since been deleted on Lanre's personal Instagram, his family - running the account in his absence - captioned a video of Lanre's arrival at the villa with: "So sadly Sherif has left the villa. I think so. I'm going to defend my son".
"I feel like if you're down and around me, you'll end up being a bit more upbeat", the 20-year-old said at the start of this year's series.