Love Island is to heat up as Thirsk contestant Tasha gets to know new boy Jacques in Monday's episode.

23-year-old professional rugby player from Cumbria, Jacques O'Neill, entered the villa on Monday causing a stir among the islanders. 

It was quickly revealed that Jacques was a former flame of one of the contestants - 19-year-old Gemma Owen - and he has eyes for several of the girls. 

While the Cumbria lad took single girls Paige and Afia on a date on Monday's show, it looks like his attention has turned to the North Yorkshire lass.

New Love Island boy pulls Tasha for a chat 

Love Island and After Sun presenter Laura Whitmore teased that there might be drama on the villa in the ITV debrief show. 

"This spicy exclusive shows Andrew and Luca come to blows, don't miss this," she hinted. 

On Monday's programme, the boys wonder where Tasha is when Paige explains that she is having a chat with Jacques.

This comes after the rugby player pulled his ex Gemma aside after his arrival, making her new partner Luca a tad nervous.

Luca reassures Andrew: “I don’t think you’ve got anything to worry about.”

Andrew says: “I couldn’t care less to be honest.” 

The Northern Echo: Luca on Love Island, tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox. Credit: ITVLuca on Love Island, tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox. Credit: ITV

Luca says: “No, no, you do care, nah mate, I would care. I would admit I am upset.”

Andrew replies: “I am not upset.”

Luca adds: “You literally are denying facts mate, you’re shooting yourself in the foot if she hears anything you’ve said.”

Fellow islander Dami intervenes, trying to ease the situation, He says: "If mandem says he doesn't care, he doesn't care. Luca, let it go."

Luca ignored the sound advice and added: "But I would care."

Once again, Dami attempts to escalate things and points out that different people can have different opinions.

Luca continued: "I would just admit I'm upset."

"But I'm not upset. "She's an honest girl," Andrew replied.

Luca retorted: "You're going to shoot yourself in the foot if she's heard anything you've said," and told Andrew, "that's b**llocks," when the other guy insisted "I'm not upset."

Before storming away, Andrew says frustratedly "You haven't listened to a word I said. I think she's an honest girl and she will come up to if there's something."

But not before Luca stirs the pot by adding: "You're denying facts... you obviously don't like her.

Love Island recoupling - New couples at the end of week one


  • Gemma Owen and Luca Bish
  • Davide Sanclimenti and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu
  • Indiyah Polack and Ikenna Ekwonna
  • Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page
  • Amber Beckford and Dami Hope

Since Liam chose to leave the villa, there are two single girls Afia Tonkmor and Paige Thorne that are vulnerable to elimination. 

Love Island 2022 cast: Meet the Islanders

Here are the islanders that are currently in the villa:

Get to know the new islanders and check out their social media ahead of the new show in our explainer here.

Love Island continues on Monday at 9 pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub.