LOVE Island bosses have recruited Rugby Super League star Jacques O'Neill to star in the upcoming series. The Castleford Tigers star, 23, is sidelined due to a hamstring injury and would be free to enter the Casa Amor villa when the reality dating series returns to ITV next month.
Jacques debuted with the Tigers in 2019 and has even had a national call-up to play for the England Knights. Reports in Rugby League Live suggested the hunky loose forward could be heading to Spain in the hopes of finding love.
He would not be the first sportsman to enter the villa. Boxer Tommy Fury – little brother to world champion Tyson Fury – competed in the series in 2019, coming runner-up with Molly-Mae Hague.
The couple have remained together to this day and recently bought a £3.5million mansion together. Love Island will begin in just a matter of weeks, with insiders telling The Sun the start date was in the schedules for June 6.Read more on thesun.co.uk