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14th Jul 2022

Jacques O’Neill’s mum shares update as he arrives home

The rugby player announced that he was leaving the reality show during Tuesday night’s episode.

Jacques O’Neill’s mother has shared that her son has arrived home after making the decision to leave the Love Island villa earlier this week.

On Instagram, she shared a fan-made video documenting her son’s time in the villa – in particular his relationship with Paige Thorne and his friendship with Luca Bish.

In the accompanying caption she wrote: “He is home.”

Jacques himself has yet to break his silence on his departure. The 23-year-old made the decision to leave in Tuesday night’s episode, following the arrival of Adam Collard. After learning that Adam insinuated that he was immature, Jacques became upset and took Paige aside to talk to her about it.

Paige, however, pointed out that she wanted him to work on how he handles these things if they want to move forward in their relationship. In the end, after sharing that he wasn’t feeling himself, Jacques told the villa that he would be leaving that evening.

A statement from the show regarding his departure read: “Jacques has made the decision to leave the villa.

“He will explain his reasons to the Islanders during tonight’s episode. We fully support his decision and look forward to seeing what’s next for Jacques.”

In conversation with Paige, he said: “I’m finding it hard in here. I’m trying to put a brave face on it but things are getting to me.

“I just wish I could finish my journey with you in here, but I’m gonna go home today.”

He later told his fellow islanders: “I can’t stick around and not be myself. It’s not fair on me, and it’s not fair on Paige.”

Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on Virgin Media Two and on the Virgin Media Player.