Love Island Jacques O’Neill: The Background Facts You Need To Know

13 June 2022, 14:20 | Updated: 28 June 2022, 15:04

Love Island contestant Jacques O’Neill with heart background
Love Island Jacques O'Neil entered the Love Island villa as a bombshell in 2022. Picture: ITV2
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Gemma Owen's ex-boyfriend looks set to find love in the villa this year as his romance with Paige Throne heats up - but who is he? Where's he from and what's his job? Here are the essential facts.

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Jacques O’Neill, a Castleford Tigers rugby player, has entered the Love Island villa as a hot new male bombshell for the contestants.

And while many were pleased to see a new handsome face on the ITV2 show, it was more of a shock for Gemma Owen who came face to face with her ex-boyfriend.

However, despite the initial awkwardness, Jacques has managed to find himself a serious romance in the form of Paige Thorne who he thinks he could be falling for.

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Here's everything you need to know Jacques including his height and Instagram - you know, the important facts and details:

Jacques O'Neil chatting to Paige on a Love Island date
Jacques O'Neil has had his head turned by Paige Thorne in the villa. Picture: ITV2

Who is Jacques O’Neill?

Jacques is currently making a name for himself on Love Island 2022 alongside his fellow contestants Luca Bish, Paige Thorne and Tasha Ghouri.

However, the reality star was already a household name for some as he plays professional rugby for team Castleford Tigers.

Jacques has also played for Leigh Centurions and Halifax.

What is Jacques O’Neill's age?

Everyone may be surprised to learn Jacques is only 23 years old.

He celebrates his birthday on May 8 and was born in 1999 - this makes his star sign a Taurus.

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How tall is Jacques O’Neill?

As a rugby player, Jacques is a generous 5ft 11in tall in height. That's 1.8meters.

Where is Love Island Jacques from?

The contestant is from Cumbria (that's not Columbia, Paige...) originally but has moved around the country for his rugby team.

Jacques currently lives in Leeds where he said he's been for six years.

Love Island's Jacques and his puppy Zeus
Love Island's Jacques has a very important fur friend in his life. Picture: Jacques O'Neil/Instagram

Is Jacques O’Neill on Instagram?

Of course he is! Already at over 50,000 followers, you can find Jacques sharing all his pictures @jacques9oneill_

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