He told Closer magazine: "I was scouted no more than three weeks ago, I literally [had] no time to think about it".
It's been said that fewer contestants are flying out for the series than usual, meaning bosses want to make sure that every islander chosen was a "strong option".
And a spokeswoman for Love Island said in a short statement: "Sherif left this series of Love Island by mutual agreement after breaking the rules and there are no plans for him to appear at this weekend's Aftersun Reunion". On there, it listed twins, goth girls and Essex lads'.
Another insider added: 'It's no secret that contestants for the show come through a lot of different channels.
Ahead of filming the live Love Island reunion episode on Sunday, the couple caught up with Yewande Biala, Joe Garratt and Anton Danyluk.
According to reports, 24 Islanders were approached by producers - and six of them had agents who got them on the show.
You must be aged at least 18 (eighteen) years of age on or before the closing date of 30 November 2019, due to the nature of the Programme. You must also hold a valid passport from 1 December until 30 June and "be eligible to travel to the programme destinations we specify".
Sherman added: "After its first season, the United Kingdom version exploded via word of mouth and social media to become a huge hit, and its viewership has grown every year".
Lanre was removed from the villa after just nine days for breaking the rules.
'Her fee for two months each year was £450,000 plus expenses but she'd only agree to commit to both series with a massive pay rise'.
Love Island victor Amber Gill and fellow OG Islander Sherif Lanre were both said to be scouted by producers.
She continued: "There's a very rigorous application and casting process".
It's been revealed that the rest of the islanders were found by ITV's casting team or put forward by professional agents.
"Having agents beforehand can be beneficial for the contestants, as they've got a better understanding of what to expect when they come off the show."