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Zoe Delaney

Love Island's Andrew speaks out on unfollowing Jacques amid bullying row

Love Island 's Andrew Le Page has spoken out about his decision to unfollow Jacques O'Neill amid ongoing bullying accusations.

The reality TV star has made it clear girlfriend Tasha Ghouri is his priority and addressed the viral video in which rugby player Jacques appears to mock his partner.

Andrew's comments came just hours prior to Jacques' public apology for his recent actions and admission he has sought out therapy, amid allegations he had bullied Tasha and fellow former Islander Remi Lambert.

Jacques, 23, shared a statement on his Instagram story on Thursday August 11 to "acknowledge the situation" and "apologise if my behaviour has caused offence".

In the statement, Gemma Owen's ex-boyfriend explained how was in therapy and admitted "there is work that needs to be done on myself".

Andrew Le Page has made it clear his loyalties lie with girlfriend Tasha Ghouri (Instagram)

Prior to Jacques sharing his lengthy statement, both Andrew and girlfriend Tasha had already unfollowed the sports star on Instagram, after the rugby player was slammed for seemingly mocking Tasha in a private video that was leaked online.

In addition to unfollowing their former housemate, the couple also liked a post from ex-Islander Remi, in which the former Love Island contestant accused Jacques of bullying him both inside and outside of the Spanish villa.

Speaking in a YouTube interview, Andrew addressed his Instagram snub and made it clear how things stand between him and Jacques going forward.

Remi has since vocalised how he was mistreated by the rugby player on the show (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

"Yeah, it obviously is true [I unfollowed Jacques]," Andrew told Heat magazine's hosts Harriet Rose and Chris Taylor.

"Tasha is my priority and obviously there was a video that came out. We’re trying to move away from it all and just be ourselves and get on with life."

In his Instagram post shared on Tuesday, Jacques addressed recent events and claimed to "genuinely have no bad feelings towards anyone" and added any negativity had not been his intention.

"Life has been very overwhelming recently and admittedly I've probably not handled myself in the best possible way," he wrote with the lengthy statement.

"I take full responsibility for my actions. I'm aware I'm far from perfect and that there is work that needs to be done on myself."

Jacques went on to explain how he had begun therapy, and concluded his statement with: "I'm not asking for sympathy, I just want to acknowledge the situation and move forward as positively as I can.

"However, I know this can be used as an important lesson for me moving forward and over the coming years. I hope I can become the person I want to be and use this new platform to spread a positive message.

"I'm sorry to anyone that I have let down X".

Jacques' comments come after Remi accused the rugby player and his pal Luca Bish of sarcastically mocking his rapping skill s during a recent Instagram Live following the Love Island final.

"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," Remi wrote within his rebuttal earlier this week.

"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."

Remi's post is currently liked by over 92,000 Instagram users - including Andrew and Tasha.

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