He quit the Love Island villa after just three days saying he was still in love with his ex girlfriend, amid uproar about his inclusion in the show after images of him posing next to slaughtered animals in Africa emerged.
And, Ollie Williams – who has denied he is a trophy hunter – shocked fans on Thursday by taking to social video with a video of himself shooting a deer and boasting about his kill, labelling it: ‘My kind of stockpiling!’ amid the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe.
The aristocrat, 23, who has previously branded himself a ‘passionate conservationist’, recorded a short film about how to shoot for venison, which he shared on YouTube and promoted on Instagram – leaving fans aghast.
Shock! Ollie Williams, 23 – who denied he is a trophy hunter – shocked fans on Thursday by taking to social video with a video of himself shooting a deer and boasting about his kill
The footage titled: ‘Hunting Wild Venison: My Kind Of Stockpiling’ starts with Ollie driving to a gun shop with his friend Eddie.
The Love Island star says: ‘We are currently off to get some bullets to do some shooting and stalking this week!’
Once inside the shop he then tells his followers: ‘I always end up walking away from here with something I don’t need…ie, a gun.’
Back at his family’s estate, he gives a lesson in the basics of shooting, explaining about the bullets he likes to use.
Very humane!? ‘When it strikes the animal, it tends to inflict a lot of damage and tends to cause a quick and painless, death. It’s obviously very humane’ said Ollie showing the bullets
Practice makes perfect: The artisocrat then practices shooting at a target
Clad in camouflage gear, the artisocrat heads out into the bushes.
The hunt: Ollie finds some innocent deer roaming around. He lies down and fires his gun
He says: ‘When it strikes the animal, it tends to inflict a lot of damage and tends to cause a quick and painless, death. It’s obviously very humane, which is the sort of thing we are looking at.’
The artisocrat then practices shooting at a target, before heading out into the bushes clad in camouflage gear.
Ollie says: ‘Instead of stockpiling in a supermarket, I’m stockpiling in different ways.’
He then finds some innocent deer roaming around, with the sound of a pulsating heartbeat in the background.
The kill: Then footage shows Ollie himself hanging a up the dead venison up inside a giant fridge, before focusing in on the carcass
Thumbs up! The Love Island star concludes: ‘But yeh, a successful harvest of wild venison. That’s my kind of stockpiling for you,’ before smiling and giving a thumbs up
Backlash: His shocked followers on social media commented in their droves, branding him ‘a disgrace’, ‘sick,’ and ‘a weirdo’
The Love Islander lies down and fires his gun. The screen goes black – presumably for dramatic effect.
Then footage shows Ollie himself hanging a up the dead venison up inside a giant fridge, before focusing in on the carcass.
Turning to the camera, he says: ‘I wasn’t sure whether or not in the first video I should show the shot.
Controversy: Love Island received 576 Ofcom complaints about Ollie Williams’ inclusion on the show after posing with dead animals in Africa
Outrage: The aristocrat, 23, caused outrage after images of him posing next to slaughtered animals in Africa emerged (pictured with a dead warthog)
‘The shot was successful and we’ve got some venison for the larder. But moving forward, if you do wanna see the shot then let me know and I’ll be happy to put it in a video.’
The Love Island star concludes: ‘But yeh, a successful harvest of wild venison. That’s my kind of stockpiling for you,’ before smiling and giving a thumbs up.
His shocked followers on social media commented in their droves, branding him ‘a disgrace’, ‘sick,’ and ‘a weirdo.’
MailOnline has contacted Ollie Williams’ representatives for comment.
Backlash: This comes after it was reported that Ollie tried to sell a buffalo head for £8,000 online – five months before the star denied he is a trophy hunter after quitting the reality show
Ollie caused outrage after images of him posing next to slaughtered animals in Africa emerged earlier this year, with his family being forced to employ security to keep a 24-hour watch on their Cornish home from animal activists.
Earlier this year it was reported that Ollie tried to sell a buffalo head for £8,000 online – five months before the star denied he is a trophy hunter after quitting the ITV2 reality show.
A photo obtained by The Sun shows a now-deleted listing for a Taxidermy Cape Buffalo Shoulder Mount with an asking price of £8,000 and allegedly posted by the star.
According to the website Ollie bought the buffalo head – described as used – at an auction for £648.70 and had hoped to make a healthy profit from the sale, putting the item on eBay in August.
Claim: A photo obtained by The Sun shows a listing for a Taxidermy Cape Buffalo Shoulder Mount with an asking price of £8,000 allegedly posted by him (above with the dead animal)
A source told The Sun: ‘Ollie had gone to Holts auctioneers in Norfolk in June and spotted this cape buffalo shoulder mount.
‘He thought it would be an investment and hoped he’d be able to sell it and make a profit but nobody ever bought it.’
The website also confirmed the buffalo head was taken down from eBay.
The Cape Buffalo is one of the dead animals Ollie was seen posing with in photos that sparked a furious viewer backlash and a petition calling for him to be axed.
Alleged: According to the website Ollie bought the buffalo head – described as used – at an auction for £648.70 and had hoped to make a healthy profit from the sale, putting the item on eBay in August
The heir to the Lanhydrock Estate, who received ‘vile’ threats since leaving the show, insisted that he is ‘passionate about conservation’ and that he left the show on his own terms because he was still in love with his ex.
Ollie said in a statement at the time: ‘Having left the Love Island house I have become aware of the press stories circulating in the UK. I would like to make a number of comments on the various claims and accusations.
‘I had no knowledge of the stories until I had left the Love Island villa and all cast members are unaware of any news stories while they are on the programme. My reasons for leaving Love Island are as communicated on the show.
Outrage: Ollie, who quit Love Island just days into the series after claiming he was still in love with his ex-denied that he is a game hunter and called himself a ‘passionate conservationist’
‘I did not shoot any of the animals shown in the photographs nor have I ever shot as a trophy hunter.
‘I did volunteer to take part in the conservation and anti-poaching programme in Mozambique, a part of which involves old or sick animals being culled. I was there as an observer.
‘The Cornish Sporting Agency was set up in 2017 and has never traded. I feel very passionately about conservation and will continue to support sustainable conservation causes around the globe.
‘These benefit the natural world and the animals which live within it, even if certain elements appear controversial when viewed out of context. As I am no longer in Love Island, I will comment no further on this issue.’
Ollie was pictured posing with a dead warthog, water buffalo and a giant eland – listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
The now deleted snaps were said to have been uploaded on to the Instagram account of Ollie’s hunting business, Cornish Sporting Agency.
Cutting his losses: Ollie had been coupled up with winner Paige Turley before leaving Love Island because he was in love with someone else
The business is listed on Companies House as a ‘hunting, trapping and related service activities’ and is registered at the Lanhydrock estate, now controlled by the National Trust after being given away by Ollie’s great-great uncle in 1953.
In one of the photos, Ollie is seen kneeling beside one of the animals with the caption: ‘You’ve gotta love it when you put your binos up and see a bull like this on the other end!’
The Cornish Sporting Agency, which was taken offline in November 2018, offered hunting trips to countries like Mozambique and South Africa as well as bird shooting in the South West of England and deer stalking in New Zealand.
Sources close to Ollie claim the photos were of him ‘culling sick animals’ and that it was untrue that he is involved in hunting for sport.