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Rebecca Cook

Love Island's Adam brands Jacques a 'sore loser' as feud kicks off over Paige

Love Island star Adam Collard has responded to mocking comments Jacques O’Neill made about the Newcastle personal trainer’s romance with ex Paige Thorne.

The 23-year-old rugby star made the derisive comments 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 weeks after he decided to quit the ITV2 dating show.

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.”

Paige and Adam have both denied split rumours (Instagram/ @paigethornex)

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.”

Jacques sarcastically said 'best of luck to them' when talking about Paige and Adam (ITV)

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.

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.

His sarcastic comment was in reference to the Meet the Parents episode (ITV)

“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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