Love Island’s Jacques set to become a millionaire as he signs with ex-Islander after 'courageous' mental health battle | The Sun

LOVE Island star Jacques O'Neill is on track to become a millionaire after signing a deal to be represented by ex-Islander Scott Thomas.

The rugby player, 23, is in demand after being praised for his "courageous" mental health battle.


Jacques, 23 admitted being close to a break down before walking out of the ITV show after bombshell Adam Collard arrived on a mission to steal Paige Thorne.

After receiving overwhelming support from fans on the outside, Jacques says he is "feeling mentally better" as he plots his future career.

Now The Sun can reveal he's signed with The Social PR, with managing director Scott set to mentor him outside of the villa.

Despite only being out for two weeks, Jacques is in talks about his next move after being bombarded with lucrative offers.

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A source told The Sun: "Jacques is on track to make a fortune after being bombarded with offers since leaving the villa.

"He's been in talks with some big sports broadcasters to be involved in presenting work off the back of his rugby career. 

"He’s had a lot of interest from fashion brands and some potential TV opportunities presented to him too.

"All of this could add up to him becoming a millionaire in the near future, but Jacques is most passionate about becoming an ambassador of ADHD and Mental Health.

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"It’s issues like these that are close to his heart and he wants to help youngsters dealing with the same struggles."

Scott Thomas starred in series two of Love Island and finished in third place with then-girlfriend Kady McDermott.

He hopes to give Jacques support by passing on his pearls of wisdom in the industry.

Scott told The Sun: “We’re really excited to be representing Jacques at The Social PR.

"We were big fans of him on the show and we really respected some of the courageous decisions he made to protect his own mental health. His honesty and vulnerability was admirable.

"I’m personally really excited to help guide Jacques through his journey after being through the whole process myself and learning so much along the way.

"I’ve managed to build an incredible agency and team over the last 8 years. We feel the future is bright for Jacques and we’re looking forward to giving him the support he deserves.”

Jacques stepped out with Scott in Manchester last week as the pair attended the Peter Street Kitchen launch for the new menu premiere.

Other famous faces at the event included Coronation Street's Lucy Fallon, Celebrity Big Brother champ Ryan Thomas and his Waterloo Road star daughter Scarlett, as well as Love Islanders Georgia Steele, Hayley Hughes, Mary Bedford and Ellie Brown.

Jacques added: “I’m really excited to be signing with The Social PR. I’ve seen some of the great work and results they’ve achieved over the last few years.

"I feel like Scott and the team have the experience I need to help me on this next phase of my journey!”

Jacques —  who previously dated ex-England footballer Michael Owen’s daughter Gemma  — made an explosive exit came after a bust-up with Adam over Paige.

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In an exclusive interview with The Sun on Sunday in the aftermath, Jacques bravely talked of his mental health struggles with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

He admitted bosses were concerned before the show about his ADHD, which was diagnosed when he was nine.



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