Adam Collard wasted no time living up to his “turnaround” reputation when he returned to the Love Island mansion, four films after his first appearance.
he is a former Newcastle-raised personal trainer who rose to fame as a heartbreaker during his time on the show in 2018, returning on day 35 of series eight.
He has promised to return to the Majorcan mansion because a blockbuster contestant will “ruffle a few hairs”.
Collard arrived on Monday while the rest of the boys were out of the mansion.
Paige Thorne received a text message that said: “Hi girls, I heard you are alone in the mansion so I’m on my way. See you soon, Adam. “
The pair were later seen sitting by the pool discussing “boyfriend stuff” and the need to “train guys” to be able to stay in a relationship.
“I don’t need this in the mix,” Paige later confessed in the beach hut.
It comes as Jacques O’Neill continues his efforts to win her back after revealing that he kissed Cheyanne Kerr while Paige was away from Casa Amor.
Her fellow contestants commented on how happy Paige seemed to be talking to Adam, shortly after he walked in, saying that Jacques was definitely “very scared” of the new arrival.
During his first appearance on Love Island, Adam made a name for himself by beating a number of female contestants.
After entering day one on the fourth series, he teamed up with Kendall Rae-Knight and then Rosie Williams.
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After flirting with both girls in quick succession, he switched to Zara McDermott.
But when Zara was unexpectedly devalued on the 25th, Adam quickly turned his attention to Casa Amor’s newcomer, Darylle Sargeant.
Zara later admitted she found it difficult to watch her ex-partner kiss Darylle shortly after being dropped from the show.
Adam’s behavior in the mansion drew criticism from a number of parties.
Viewers of the ITV2 dating show were shocked when he sneered as Rosie cried after their breakup.
This prompted Katie Ghose, then executive director of Women’s Aid, to issue a statement highlighting “clear warning signs in Adam’s behaviour”.
Rosie also addressed Adam’s behavior, later telling the Jeremy Vine Show that she thought he was actually “praised” for his actions after leaving the mansion.
She added: “It wasn’t by the public – the public was on my side a lot. But when it started to work, he seemed to have a lot of work to go through when he became this player.”
Adam was dumped on the 32nd and in his exit interview said he would not return to Love Island given the chance, because he just wanted to see Zara.
The couple actually reunited a few days later outside the villa but eventually split in 2019, when Zara switched to a relationship with Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson.
After ITV announced that Adam would be returning to the mansion in 2022, Women’s Aid released another statement.
Head of communications and media relations Teresa Parker said: “During the 2018 Love Island series, we saw Rosie criticize Adam for his unacceptable behaviour, including behaviour. taunting and emotional abuse.
“We hope that ITV realizes the seriousness of this problem and it has to be learned, as they asked Adam to return to the show.
“Love Island is watched by a lot of young people and we know how influential it is. Producers must ensure there is support throughout for contestants, and intervene if relationships become unhealthy or abusive.”
In May 2019, ITV released a new comprehensive set of care routines on duty ahead of the fifth series, which was subsequently won by Amber Gill and Greg O’Shea.
They updated those processes for the most recent series and started inclusion training, including language and behavior, for contestants before they even entered the villa.
ITV has been contacted for further comment.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/adam-collard-wastes-no-time-living-up-to-head-turning-love-island-reputation-41832086.html Adam Collard wastes no time living with Love Island fame