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Love Island's Andrew breaks silence on why he unfollowed Jacques

Ali Condon

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Love Island's Andrew breaks silence on why he unfollowed Jacques

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/andrewlepage

Love Island star Andrew Le Page has explained his reasoning for unfollowing fellow islander Jacques O'Neill on Instagram.

Since coming out of the villa, the Love Island finalists have regained control of their social media accounts - and it seems they're already deciding which of their former castmates they plan to keep in touch with.

After coming in fourth place with his girlfriend Tasha Ghouri on the 2022 series, Andrew made a point to unfollow Jacques, following bullying claims.

Andrew has unfollowed Jacques on social media. Credit: ITV
Andrew has unfollowed Jacques on social media. Credit: ITV

Since the series finale aired, Jacques has been accused of bullying fellow Islanders, including Tasha.

Although Jacques has since issued an apology for his actions since quitting the reality series, Andrew appears to have had enough, and has cut ties with the rugby pro.

Asked about his decision to unfollow Jacques on social media, Andrew told Heat's Under the Duvet: "Yeah, it obviously is true.

"Tasha is my priority and obviously there was a video that came out. We're trying to move away from it all and just be ourselves and get on with life."

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Not only were Love Island viewers disappointed when the video of Jacques appearing to mock Tasha came to light, but the former reality star also appeared to take a pop at ex-bombshell Remi Lambert in an Instagram Live chat with Luca Bish.

Following the controversial livestream, Tasha also made the move to unfollow Jacques on social media.

After fans started to pile on the backlash, Jacques issued a public apology for his behaviour.

He stated: "I genuinely have no bad feelings towards anyone and I've not meant for anything to come across that way at all. It was not my intention and I'm genuinely sorry if it has.

"Life has been very overwhelming recently and admittedly I've probably not handled myself in the best possible way.

Jacques faced bullying allegations when a video of him mocking Tasha was leaked. Credit: Twitter/@aygfhdbli, Instagram/@jacques9oneill_
Jacques faced bullying allegations when a video of him mocking Tasha was leaked. Credit: Twitter/@aygfhdbli, Instagram/@jacques9oneill_

"I take full responsibility for my actions. I'm aware I'm far from perfect and that there is work that needs to be done on myself."

He went on to reveal that he had started going to therapy, which he has described as "a step in the right direction".

Jacques concluded: "I'm not asking for sympathy, I just want to acknowledge the situation and move forward as positively as I can.

"However, I know this can be used as an important lesson for me moving forward and over the coming years. I hope I can become the person I want to be and use this new platform to spread a positive message. I'm sorry to anyone that I have let down."

Topics: Celebrity, Love Island, TV And Film

Ali Condon
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