"It's time for me to leave this adventure. I did not respect the rules of "Love Island", I had an inappropriate gesture towards Issam. For a few minutes, on the terrace of the Spanish villa where the filming of "Love Island" has been taking place since April 24, Bastien Grimal lent himself to the staging of the announcement of his departure from the show. This 34-year-old former model, revealed in 2016 in season 10 of "Secret Story", chains experiences in reality TV such as romantic relationships and blows. Yet dismissed by W9 for a few months, this free electron who has more than a million subscribers on his YouTube channel has reappeared to everyone's surprise in the program produced by ITV Studios France.
On May 23, Bastos entered the "Love Island" villa with four other boys for an experience that lasted only two weeks. The official reason for his exclusion from the show is an altercation with another candidate, Issam Ben Moussa. Back in France, he spoke Monday night during a live broadcast on his social networks. "I stuck a slap on him, it should not have been up to me to do it but to his mother, long before," he said about his "inappropriate gesture" towards the Belgian footballer. "I regret because I risk being banned again (by W9, editor's note) for something that I do not value at all. I had a blood stroke and ended up slapping him. »
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Eager to participate in the next season of the reality show "The 50" produced by Banijay for W9, Bastos fears that this new misconduct will jeopardize his plans. "I defended myself to the production, Issam slammed the door several times in my mouth but it was not up to my answer. So I was the one who was at fault," he explained. He didn't do anything in return, he was very surprised. He complained to the production, he said he was afraid of me and felt threatened. He even called his lawyer. It was just a humiliating little slap, he didn't even have a mark on his face... »