FORMER Ponteland High School pupil Adam Collard returned to the Love Island villa last night (July 11) and wasted no time getting to know the female islanders.

The Newcastle-based personal trainer has returned to the ITV show four series' after making his first appearance in 2018.

Collard entered the Majorcan villa while the boys were away in a never-before twist for the hit show.

During his first appearance in the villa, bombshell Adam coupled up with Kendall Rae-Knight, Rosie Williams and later Zara McDermott and Darylle Sargeant.

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His behaviour attracted criticism after footage showed him smirking as Rosie cried following their split.

The then chief executive of Women's Aid Katie Ghose released a statement at the time highlighting “clear warning signs in Adam’s behaviour”.

Rosie also addressed Adam’s behaviour, later telling the Jeremy Vine Show she thought he had actually been “sort of praised” for his actions after leaving the villa.

After ITV announced the 26-year-old would be returning to the villa in 2022, Women’s Aid released a further statement.

Head of communications and media relations Teresa Parker said: “In the 2018 series of Love Island, we saw Rosie rightly call out Adam for his unacceptable behaviour, which included gaslighting and emotional abuse.

“We hope that ITV recognise how serious this issue is and that it must be learned from, considering they have asked Adam to return to the show.

“Love Island is watched by many young people and we know what a huge influence it has.

"Producers must make sure there is support for contestants throughout, and intervene if relationships become unhealthy or abusive.”

In May 2019, ITV released a comprehensive new set of duty of care processes.

In tonight's episode (Tuesday), Cumbrian rugby pro Jacques O'Neil, who is coupled up with Welsh paramedic Paige Thorne, is expected to come to blows with Adam.