Jacques O’Neill has been spotted in the UK after leaving the Love Island villa.
However, it seems that the former rugby player is already back on home turf, having seemingly been spotted in Leeds where he lives. Check out the clip below:
Fans seem relieved that the former contestant seems in better spirits, having smiled as he met onlookers in the town centre.
“Glad to see he's doing okay,” one fan wrote, whilst another penned: “Bless him hope he is OK and in the world where you can anything, be kind. He is such a cheeky, lovely chap and deserves to be happy. Go Jaques.”
“Give him love peeps,” wished another.
Meanwhile, other commenters reflected on how quickly the star was able to return home from the show, which is filmed in Mallorca, whilst other booted contestants were filmed in an alternative ‘holding’ villa for the likes of ITV’s Aftersun.
“He got back quick,” one fan wrote, whilst another added: “Still wondering how he got back home so fast but it took Ikenna like three days.”
Tyla has contacted a representative of Jacques O’Neill and ITV for a comment.
Now that Jacques is back home, there is a possibility that the rugby player could continue his sporting career with his former club after leaving the reality series this week.
The 23-year-old used to play the hooker position for the Castleford Tigers before heading to the villa this summer in search of love.
The club confirmed last month that they had released Jacques from his contract 'to allow him to pursue another opportunity' after his arrival on the dating series was first teased.
Sky Sports reports that the Super League will not make further comment on whether Jacques can resume his role at Castleford after leaving the series.
However a statement directly from Castleford last month when Jacques joined the show suggested the door had not been closed.
"The Tigers have the first option to sign Jacques back next year should he wish to return to rugby league," the club said at the time.
Jacques, who is originally from Cumbria, opted to leave the show following the return of former Islander Adam Collard the day before.
Jacques spoke to Paige Thorne, whom he was coupled up with, on the terrace about his feelings for her but was worried he was unable to be the best version of himself there.