Love Island star Jacques O’Neill has left the mansion after his affair with Paige Thorne ended.
As the episode explodes tonight, audiences will see an emotional Jacques telling his contestants the reason for leaving the mansion.
A spokesperson for Love Island said: “Jacques has made the decision to leave the villa.
“He will explain his reasoning to the Islanders in tonight’s episode. We fully support his decision and look forward to seeing what comes next for Jacques.”
The TV personality decided to quit the show, just hours after Adam Collard made it clear he wanted to get to know Paige in the mansion.
A trailer for tonight’s episode hints at more drama for the pair, as Jacques hails Adam as “af**king nothing” during a heated argument.
The rugby runner-up, who previously dated fellow contestant Gemma Owen, has been dating Paige Thorne for the past few weeks, but their relationship has been fractured since he returned from Casa Amor last week.
The two return from Casa Amor’s single life, but their reunion quickly turns sour when Cheyanne reveals that she became close to Jacques while Paige was away.
Paige is heartbroken after learning of the scandal and confronts Jacques about his actions, reminding her that the two are still technically “single” and can shake hands with new girls if I want.
However, Jacques later regretted his actions and agreed that Paige “deserves better”, shed tears and vowed to make up for her.
Despite sleeping in the “dog kennel” for the past few nights, Jacques still wants to win Paige back and leave her a note that says “Miss you honey buns” on her bed.
He then wrote her an emotional letter and read it to her at the fireplace and the pair later shared a kiss, signaling that their romance was back on track.
But things went south again after blockbuster Adam Collard, the first Islander to appear on the show twice, walked into the mansion on Monday night and showed interest in Paige.
Their latest fight comes after Gemma Owen, who had previously dated Jacques in the outside world, told him: “He [Adam] properly mislead you. “
Later, talking to Paige in the garden, he said: “Did Adam tease me? Who is he? He’s just another geek who’s been on the show. He is nothing. “
Earlier in Monday’s episode, Paige chatted with Adam before she confessed in the beach hut that she found him “the right fit”.
She told the camera about Adam: “He’s a great fit. No, I won’t lie, he’s very healthy. “
Love Island continues at 9pm tonight on Virgin Media Two and Virgin Media Player.
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