LOVE Island's Adam Collard has shared his first kiss with Welsh paramedic Paige.

Former Ponteland High School pupil Adam coupled up with Paige Thorne after her former partner Cumbrian Jacques O'Neill walked out of the ITV2 show, claiming he would wait for her on the outside.

Twenty-three-year-old Jacques told The Sun: “Doing Love Island was the worst decision of my life. I was ready to break down.

“I was feeling so mentally drained, I just wanted to go home and get myself right.

“It broke me and I was already broken. I was crying my eyes out. I couldn’t cope."

Before deciding to leave the show, the rugby pro came close to having a physical argument with bombshell Adam.

Jacques said: “I thought if I don’t get myself out, things could go horribly wrong and I could get physical.

“At home, you can remove yourself from situations, but in there you had to deal with every situation, and in that moment, I took my microphone off, and walked straight through the front doors because I just wanted to get out of that place.

“Producers tried coming to me, they were like, ‘Jacques, are you OK?, I was saying, ‘I don’t want to speak to you or anyone. I want to be left to myself’. It was too much.

“I was saying to them, ‘This is more than a TV show to me’, it was genuine feelings involved and my headspace wasn’t right to be in a TV show.

“I dealt with stuff in there that I’ve never dealt with in my life.”

Newcastle-based personal trainer and gym owner Adam, 26, surprised islanders by returning to the popular show; he first appeared in 2018.