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Love Island - Jacques O’Neill

Love Island: Jacques O’Neill

Age: 23

From: Cumbria

Occupation: Professional Rugby League Player

Why Love Island and why now?

I had injury after injury with my hamstring last year. I had an operation and it was a bad time for me. I was saying to my mum the other day that I want a girl and to settle down. I’ve done all my bits. 

What do you think you’ll bring to the Villa?

I’ll bring laughs. I’m very straight up - I don’t beat around the bush. Just good vibes. 

Why do you think you’re a catch? What makes you a good boyfriend? 

We all think we’re a catch, don’t we? I’m loyal, I’m respectful and I’ve got good manners. I’ll look after someone close to me to the full extent I can. I would have a baby in two or three years. I think I’d be good with babies too, they’d be good looking wouldn’t they?

Why would you say you’re single at the moment? 

I split up with my ex and then I was seeing someone else. I was concentrating so much on my rugby and then I had that injury. I think it needs to be the right person, at the right time. 

How would your family and friends describe you?

I am loving, I've got loads to give! Family parties I always bring the laughs. 

How would you sum up your dating history?


Do you like going out on lots of dates? 

I don’t message a lot of girls on Instagram. My chat is awful on text! I’d rather meet someone out - you meet someone out and you vibe with them straight away. 

Do you have a memorable dating story? 

I keep it quite plain at the start! I won’t take a girl for a meal or drinks, I’ll probably just want to go on a walk and see what she’s about. 

If you had one chance to impress someone, what would you do? 

I wouldn’t go trying to impress people, they like me for who I am. I’m not going to go out of my way to make someone like me. But when I’m with a girl, I like to make them feel special. 

How competitive are you? How do you feel about treading on toes? 

Not arsed at all. 

What gives you the ‘ick’?

People singing Christmas songs! I was seeing this girl and it was just before Christmas and she started singing Christmas songs in the car and it went through me - it gave me the ick bad. 

Do you fall in love quickly or are you a slow-burner?

Quick. I literally know if they’re going to be my girlfriend within a week. I fall pretty quick.