Moment Love Island's Jacques O'Neill tearfully quits the show

13 July 2022, 08:35 | Updated: 13 July 2022, 08:37

Jacques tearfully announces he's leaving Love Island

Naomi Bartram

By Naomi Bartram

Why Jacques O'Neill has decided to leave the Love Island villa before the final few weeks...

In shock Love Island news, Jacques O'Neill has decided to leave the villa.

The rugby star was last seen clashing with Adam Collard, as the new bombshell tried to flirt with his partner Paige Thorne.

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A Love Island spokesperson confirmed: "Jacques has made the decision to leave the Villa. He will explain his reasons to the Islanders during tonight’s episode.

Jacques was coupled up with Paige in Love Island
Jacques was coupled up with Paige in Love Island. Picture: ITV

"We fully support his decision and look forward to seeing what’s next for Jacques."

Gathering the islanders around the firepit, Jacques, 23, stood alongside his partner Paige Thorne, 24, as he said: “Lately, I feel like I can't be myself. I'm not going to fake it. I'm going to be leaving today.

“I just can't stick around and not be myself, it's not fair to me and it's definitely not fair to Paige. If that means removing myself from the situation and waiting for Paige, that's what I'm going to do.”

This comes after Jacques, 23, was left fuming after he accused Adam, 26, of speaking negatively about him behind his back.

Gemma Owen told him: "He [Adam] has been proper sl****** you off."

Speaking to Paige, 24, in the garden, Jacques then said: "Has Adam been sl****** me off? Who the f*** is he?

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"He's just another geezer who’s already been on the show. He’s f****** nothing mate."

Viewers might be surprised at the shock exit, as Jacques only just made up with Paige following a very dramatic Casa Amor recoupling.

Despite getting cosy with bombshell Cheyenne Michelle Kerr, Jacques decided his heart was only for Paige and wrote her a letter to win her back.

He said: "From the first moment I saw you. I thought you were beautiful. I've never been so excited to take a girl home to meet my mum. 

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"We were going from strength to strength before I f***** things up. If I could change it, I really would.

"I’ve been kicking myself for it ever since and I never want to hurt you again… 

"I honestly want no one else but you and I’m prepared to stick around until you tell me otherwise. Without you, my time wouldn’t be the same... I just hope we're on the same page."

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