LOVE Island star Jacques O’Neill finally reunited with his fellow co-stars after quitting the villa.
Jacques – who was coupled up with Paige – was struggling with his mental health and ADHD, so decided to walk away from the ITV2 show.
Luca Bish reunited with best friend Jacques O’Neill after leaving the villa[/caption]
Jacques looked thrilled as he enjoyed a FaceTime call with co-star Dami Hope[/caption]
During his time on the ITV2 dating show, Jacques developed a close bond with his ex Gemma Owen’s new love interest Luca Bish, 23.
Luca and Gemma, who missed out on the winning spot to Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti, jetted home to the UK yesterday with the rest of the Islanders.
The contestants were reunited with their phones and Luca wasted no time in reaching out to his pal Jacques.
The pair enjoyed a FaceTime call, with Luca sharing a screenshot on social media.
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Rugby player Jacques shared the photo with his followers and wrote: “Juca going to be back together soon baby!”
Dami Hope also joined the call and shared a picture of Jacques beaming.
He captioned the image: “My brother.”
It comes after former Islander Mary Bedford and Jacques enjoyed a late night meeting at her flat this week.
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Mary – who appeared on series seven of the ITV2 show – have been said to have grown close after being introduced by friends.
Jacques even posted from inside Mary’s flat, with the caption: “Grateful for another week surrounded by amazing people… Happy Friday”.
“He was round there really late, around 11pm, and they were both really touchy-feely at the VIP launch last week” says a source.
“They’re getting really close – they have a lot of shared history given that they’ve both been on Love Island.”
It comes just days after they cosied up on a ride at The Summer Daze VIP Launch at The Trafford Centre in Manchester.
Jacques quit the Love Island villa the same week love rival Adam Collard entered – issuing a statement saying he regretted how he spoke to Paige Thorne, who he was coupled up with.
“The first two weeks of my experience was probably the happiest I’ve been in a very long time,” he said.
“On the other hand, the last two weeks was definitely the worst I’ve ever felt in my life.
“I was finding myself feeling worse and worse every day and if I didn’t leave when I did I was scared I would never have got back to my normal self.”