Love Island’s Jack O’Neill was in good spirits as he took his mum Janet out for dinner on Saturday after it emerged he was ‘pressured to appear in the spin-off’ after his surprise exit from the Afterson villa.
The former rugby player, 23, was upset when former contestant Adam Collard, who has a reputation as a womanizer, was drafted into the current series by ITV producers earlier this month, after Adam started flirting with Jack’s girlfriend Paige Thorne.
It emerged on Saturday that Jack felt he had no choice but to agree to an interview with Love Island host Laura Whitmore in the afternoon, with Jack taking to social media to offer an update to fans, thanking them for their support.
Back to normal: Love Island’s Jack O’Neill was in good spirits as he took his mum Janet out for dinner on Saturday after it emerged he was ‘pressured to appear in the spin-off’ Aftersun
Grateful: Jax took to social media to offer an update for fans, thanking them for their support
Sharing a picture of himself with his arm around his mum on his Instagram page, he wrote: ‘Go back to standard Saturday taking R Jaan (sic) out for tea.’
Wearing a casual outfit as he stood alongside his parents, the player posted another picture after their meal outside a restaurant.
Jack also took to Twitter to let his fans know what he’s up to now, after admitting taking part in Love Island was the ‘worst decision of my life’.
Controversy: ITV was embroiled in a war of words last night amid claims that Jack felt compelled to appear on his spin-off show to talk about his ordeal on the show.
He wrote, ‘I want you all to know that I am in a good place mentally.
‘A big reason for this is all the love and support I’ve received!
‘Without all your kind words I would be in a very dark place, so thanks again I really appreciate it.’
Trouble: Jack previously said he had ‘no tears left to cry’ after watching footage of him dramatically with his mum from Love Island (pictured)
ITV was embroiled in a war of words last night amid claims that Jack felt compelled to appear on his spin-off show to talk about his ordeal on the show.
Sources claim that the former contestant felt she had no choice but to agree to be interviewed by host Laura Whitmore on the Aftersun Show because it was stipulated in her contract.
But friends believe her reluctance should have been made clear to the producers under the circumstances she decided to quit the show.
Emotions running high: Jack O’Neill, 23, was clearly upset about his relationship with Paige Thorne (right) before he left the Love Island villa.
A source in the know confirmed to the Mail on Sunday that the rugby league player was unhappy about appearing on Afterseason when former contestant Adam Collard, who has a reputation as a womanizer, was drafted into the current series by ITV producers. Adam soon began flirting with Jack’s girlfriend Paige Thorne.
In a newspaper interview after leaving the show’s villa, Jack described taking part in Love Island as the ‘worst decision’ of his life.
Rounding out ITV, which has been forced to fend off claims it does too little to support the mental health of Love Island contestants, a source said: ‘Jack said he wasn’t mentally well. It was quite clear that this was the case, especially when you read what he had to say after Villa came out.’
But ITV last night categorically denied claims that it had pressured Jack to appear on Aftersun.
They stressed that it is ‘genuinely committed to making sure Islanders have a positive experience on the show’ and that producers ‘will respect Islanders’ decisions if they don’t want to take part and we don’t force anyone to take part on the show. ‘.
ITV declined to comment on the contestants’ contractual obligations, but a spokesman said: ‘The aftershow is usually part of the itinerary for any islanders after leaving the villa.’
Mixing things up: Jacks was angered by the arrival of former contestant Adam, who set his sights on rugby player partner Paige Thorne, 24.
Unaffected: Jack said he reached breaking point after Adam’s arrival, telling The Sun: ‘I thought if I didn’t get myself out things could go horribly wrong and I could get physical. departure)
Jack previously said he had ‘no tears left to cry’ after his dramatic exit from Love Island.
He admitted he was moved to tears by his departure, along with his mother Janet.
He shared: ‘The first thing I did when I got home was watch the episode with my mum – the last episode. I said to my mother, “Listen I have no tears left yet”. I was very emotional.
‘I literally stuck it out and put on a brave face for my mum and looked at her and we were like “off”.’
Jack also admitted to being overwhelmed by the state of the Love Island villa.
Love Island duty of care protocols in full
Pre-filming and filming
- A registered mental health professional is involved throughout the series – from pre-filming to aftercare.
- Fully pre-screened with psychological and medical assessments including an independent doctor, psychological consultant and reports from each islander’s own GP to check medical history.
- Prospective islanders are required to fully disclose any medical history relevant to their inclusion in the villa and the product’s ability to provide a suitable environment for them.
- Manage Cast Expectations: Detailed verbal and written explanations of both the positive and negative implications of participating in the series are given to potential cast members throughout the casting process and reinforced within the contract so it is clear.
- The cast is told to consider all the possible implications of their participation in the show and work through the decision-making process in consultation with their families and those close to them, to make sure it’s right for them.
- The senior team on the field has undergone mental health first aid training.
- A wellness team dedicated exclusively to Islanders both during and after the show.
- Bespoke training on dealing with social media and advice on finances and adjusting to life back home.
- Each islander will be offered a minimum of eight therapy sessions upon return home.
- Active contact with Islanders for a period of 14 months has ended the series in which they appeared, with additional help provided where applicable.
- We encourage Islanders to manage their representation after the event and to manage them if they choose to participate in other TV shows, advertising campaigns or other public appearance opportunities.
During his appearance on Aftersun, he admitted: ‘It was too much for me there. I had to see the boys and my mother.’
Jack – who has been diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) – previously admitted he had hit rock bottom during his time in the villa.
He shared: ‘I was ready to break.
‘I was feeling very weak mentally – I just wanted to go home and fix myself.
‘It broke me and I was already broken. I was crying my eyes out. I couldn’t cope.
‘I was literally feeling terrible. It was the worst I’ve ever experienced in my life.’
Jack also feared that the situation with Adam would become ‘physical’.
He said: ‘At home you can remove yourself from the situation, but there you have to deal with every situation, and at that moment I took off my microphone, and walked straight through the front door because I wanted to get out of it. the place
‘The producers tried to come up to me, they were like, “Jack, are you okay?” I said, “I don’t want to talk to you or anyone. I want to be left to myself. ” It’s too much.’
TV appearance: Sources say Jack felt pressured to appear on Aftersun with host Laura Whitmore after he returned to the UK because it was in his contract.
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