Love Island's Jacques takes swipe at co-stars obsessed with money as he reveals his future plans | The Sun

LOVE Island star Jacques O'Neill took a swipe at his co-stars for being obsessed with making money after leaving the villa.

The 23-year-old appeared on Good Morning Britain this morning to talk about his future plans as an influencer.

Jacques – who was hailed an "inspiration" and "role model" for speaking out about his ADHD – wants to focus on mental health work outside the villa.

It's after he received "overwhelming" support from fans who suffer in silence over ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

He says helping others has stopped him from quitting fame after receiving death threats for his behaviour on Love Island.

Jacques told Good Morning Britain: "I suddenly thought if people are thinking this about me, I can't just turn my back on it. I need to stand up and do something.


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"I was getting fully grown men message me and say I was an inspiration. It was overwhelming."

He added: "I've been saying thank you to everyone who's supported me a lot because without them I would be in a very dark place… in such a bad place."

Jacques revealed he was forced to go into hiding with his mum after they were sent terrifying death threats.

The rugby player, 23, admits being "scared" as he was bombarded with hate after quitting the villa.

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Appearing on Good Morning Britain today, Jacques told host Kate Garraway: "When I first came out, I was very scared. I was scared of life and what was to come next for me.

"All I wanted to do was go into hiding with my mum. I was getting so much hate.

"We were getting death threats so I said to my mum 'we just need to stay indoors'.

"I planned to delete social media and never been seen again."

In his first interview since leaving the Majorca villa, Jacques told The Sun last month bosses knew of his mental health struggles with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

Jacques —  who previously dated ex-England footballer Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma  — admitted bosses were concerned before the show.

He didn’t expect it to be such an issue after he stopped taking Ritalin for it seven years ago, having been diagnosed aged nine.

His family exposed his diagnosis while he was in the villa after fans called him out for his "rude and disrespectful behaviour".

Jacques continued: "I was so angry with my mum for putting that out,

"I was so ready to delete it. I kept saying 'why did you put that out? You've made it look like an excuse for my behaviour'.

"It's not about ADHD even though we do struggle a lot differently to people without ADHD."

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