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Last Updated: Wednesday, 19 July 2006, 10:02 GMT 11:02 UK
Jackass star departs Love Island
Steve-O
Steve-O performs stunts on the MTV shows Jackass and Wildboyz
Jackass star Steve-O has quit ITV1's reality show Love Island after just two days, following a string of rows with fellow contestants and TV bosses.

"Steve-O became very emotional last night and again this morning, and was upsetting some of the other celebrities," an ITV spokesman said.

"We therefore agreed with him that he should go home."

Steve-O, whose real name is Steven Glover, became known for performing dangerous stunts on MTV's Jackass show.

A row broke out between the US star and the show's producers on Tuesday after they failed to supply him with enough beer or chocolate, with Steve-O claiming "simple requests have been ignored".

Leo Ihenacho, singer with The Streets, said: "The thing with Steve-O, he thinks that he's in a five-star hotel."

'Great entertainment'

The MTV star had been due to stay for a week. ITV are currently deciding whether he should be paid his full fee.

"He has been great entertainment since he arrived on Monday, and we thank him for his contribution," a spokesman said.

The second series of Love Island has struggled to find viewers, with audiences rarely higher than 2 million.

The programme sees 11 contestants, including model Sophie Anderton and former Boyzone singer Shane Lynch, "dating" on a Fijian island.


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