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ITV Love Island fans in hysterics as former star Jacques O’Neill gives two-word response to return of Casa Amor

Every Love Island fan knows that Casa Amor brings the drama to each and every series, and now 2023 viewers don't have long to wait until its much anticipated return. Friday night's episode of the ITV dating show saw contestants Ellie Spence and Jordan Odofin get dumped from the South African villa after being voted as the public's least favourite couple.

Last night's show also saw trouble in paradise for the longest-standing couple Tanya Manhenga and Shaq Muhammad after a row sparked over Ron Hall not doing the dishes. Tanya and Lana Jenkins, who is coupled up with Ron, pulled Shaq up after they didn't like the way he 'told Ron off' for not joining in with the boy's clean-up.

But after Shaq didn't take the criticism in the best way, Tanya ended up telling her partner that he had traits that 'reminded her of her ex' and said that she could 'get the ick'. Shaq was left less than impressed as he told Tanya he didn't appreciate being compared and that 'exes are exes for a reason'.


With tensions already high, the end of Friday's episode teased that Sunday night would spark even more drama with the return of Casa Amor.

As a series of clips of the brand new villa were unveiled, Love Island voiceover Iain Stirling confirmed the 'ultimate relationship test' was in plain sight as he said: "Sunday night, it's time for Casa Amor".

Casa Amor sees the original boys and girls split up into two separate villas for a few days whilst they're joined by new bombshells.

Last year's summer series in Mallorca saw the girls get whisked away to Casa Amor as they were joined by six new men, whilst six new girls arrived in the main villa hoping to turn the boys' heads.

Drama unfolded last year after rugby league player Jacques O'Neill, 23, shared a couple of kisses with blonde bombshell Cheyanne Kerr whilst Paige Thorne, who he was coupled up with, was at Casa Amor.

Despite choosing to stay coupled up with Paige, things took a shocking turn when Cheyanne also returned to the main villa and told the Islanders that she thought her and Jacques had a 'connection' and that they had shared some kisses.

After Paige was left heartbroken, Jacques eventually decided to quit Love Island after clashing with 2018 bombshell Adam Collard who came in and whisked Paige off her feet.

Jacques O'Neill and Paige Thorne coupled up in the 2022 summer series (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

And now with Casa Amor set to cause tensions in the 2023 winter series, Jacques gave his own two-word response on Instagram.

After the official Love Island page shared the teaser for Casa Amor with its 3.6 million followers, Jacques simply wished the Islanders well, writing 'Good luck', which has now amassed more than 2,400 likes.

Fans were left in stiches after they remembered the chaos that occurred after Jacques' experience last year.

Replying to his comment, one fan wrote: "LOL!!! I'm praying for carnage and mess."

Another laughed: "You were an angel compared to Ron and his turning head. I love how you tell them good luck, I think they'll need it."

A third penned: "HAHAHA," whilst another added: "LOL you need to give lessons on what not to do."

Another Instagram user wrote: "You need to get in there and show the boys how to do it, we want drama and we want mess," with lots of laughing face emojis.


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