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Love Island's Jacques announces he is in therapy as he says sorry amid bullying row

Love Islander Jacques O'Neill has taken to Instagram to apologise and reveal he is in therapy after he was accused of bullying Remi fellow Islander Remi Lambert . Jacques, 23, posted the statement to his Instagram story to "acknowledge the situation" and "apologise if my behaviour has caused offence".

In his lengthy statement, rugby player Jacques reacted to the recent events and apologised. He wrote: "I just want to acknowledge the situation that's happening right now and apologise if my behaviour has caused offence or been misinterpreted over the last few weeks. I genuinely have no bad feelings towards anyone and I've not meant for anything to come across that way at all. It was not my intention and I'm genuinely sorry if it has," reports The Mirror.

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"Life has been very overwhelming recently and admittedly I've probably not handled myself in the best possible way. 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. I had my first therapy session on Monday which really took me out of my comfort zone, I know I have needed this for years but it's only now I have decided to get help. I know it's a step in the right direction for me even after just 1 session.

"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 entered the villa as a bombshell and sparked a connection with Paige Thorne, however, their romance hit a rough patch following his antics with Cheyanne Kerr in Casa Amor. Just as Jacques began winning Paige back, Adam Collard entered the villa and shook things up between the pair as he made a beeline for Welsh paramedic Paige.

Jacques then decided to leave the villa in tearful exit scenes and later said taking part in Love Island was 'the worst decision I ever made in my life'. Fans have claimed that Jacques was kicked off the show after he appeared to mock Tasha in a video but ITV bosses later claimed that Jacques made the decision to leave the villa.

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