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Rebecca Cook & Michelle Cullen

Love Island's Adam Collard claps back after Jacques O'Neill takes 'petty' swipe at new relationship with Paige

Love Island star Adam Collard has clapped back at mocking comments made by Jacques O'Neill about the Newcastle personal trainer's romance with ex Paige Thorne.

The 23-year-old rugby star swiped at Adam's relationship with his former partner Paige during an Instagram Live with co-star Luca Bish, which also saw the pair mocking bombshell Remi Lambert's rapping skills.

In the clip, Jacques threw a jab at his ex Paige and her new man Adam after the contestants emerged from the villa last week.

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During an Instagram live on Sunday, Luca read out a question from a fan asking: "What do you think of Adam and Paige's relationship?"

Jacques then replied sarcastically: "They seem to get on really well. They seem very happy together."

Luca chipped in and said in a mocking tone: "Glad the mum approves," to which Jacques quipped: "Yeah, well, her mum seems really fond of Adam, so you know."

The two then burst into laughter at the reference to Paige's mum's harsh words during the annual Meet the Parents episode of Love Island, which saw her admit she wasn't convinced Adam was being genuine.

The Welsh paramedic's mum, Samantha, said: "I'm not buying it. The way you were with Jacques was different. With Adam, it just seems a lot different."

However, Adam has now weighed in after clips of the Instagram Live were posted to Twitter and took a pop at Jacques' seemingly petty attitude.

The series four bombshell, who returned this year in an epic twist, retweeted the clip alongside the savage comment: "Humble in defeat our kid, chin up x."

Jacques' Instagram Live comments were made just a few hours before the Love Island Reunion aired on Sunday, although the rugby player failed to attend the annual gathering, as Laura Whitmore apologised to viewers for his absence.

Love Island star Paige Thorne sees her mum enter the villa in tonight’s instalment of the ITV2 dating show, but she receives a tepid response for new flame Adam Collard. (ITV)

Elsewhere in the impromptu Instagram live, Jacques and Luca were seen making underhand comments about Remi, prompting him to call out the pair for bullying him.

Sharing the video on Instagram, Remi wrote a lengthy comment in which he laid out his thoughts on the pair.

In his post, he wrote: "Everyone said I lied about the way I was treated in that villa, but this here is an example of what was going on whilst I was in there.

"Don't know why they wasn't kicked out for their behaviour to be honest. It's not banter, it's clear signs of bullying."

He continued: "I wish everyone could see all of the crap I went through. There's 24 hours in a day and yous only seen like about 3-5 10 second clips of me out of the whole day, so you could never tell what was truly happening."

Remi accused Jacques of being the main instigator, with Luca being his main encouragement.

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