the island of love fans aren’t too happy with Jacques O’Neill and Paige Thorne after Wednesday night’s (June 29) episode and are calling for the pair to be sent home in the next public vote.
The calls began after the villa’s latest re-coupling, when Paige rushed to comfort new girl Antigoni Buxton, who was visibly upset that compatriot Danica Taylor had decided to pair up with Jay Younger, leaving her stuck in a couple with Charlie Radnedge. Fans were shocked at the way Paige acted when Danica and Indiyah Polack tried to join in on the girls’ conversation. Watch the moment here:
When they first met, the beloved paramedic and the rugby player were fan favorites at the villa, winning the hearts of viewers with their adorable flirty banter and a steamy night in the hideout.
However, in recent days, fans have seen another side to the couple and are hoping to see the couple packing their bags sooner rather than later.
It all started earlier in the week, when a dirty dancing challenge got the islanders’ hearts racing. But when it was revealed that Jacques’ heart was lifted the most by his ex-girlfriend Gemma Owen, Paige struggled to hide her disappointment.
When the couple finally had a private moment to discuss the result, Paige was hesitant to tell Jacques that the results had upset her. But when she finally admitted her feelings, viewers were shocked to hear Jacques call her ‘pathetic’, before admitting moments later that Gemma’s dancing had made him reflect on their sexual history.
The pair were on thin ice after the incident, and things only got worse for them on Wednesday night when a surprise re-coupling saw Danica decide to pair up with Jay, despite a previous conversation in which he had made it clear that he was more interested in Antigoni.
Danica choosing Jay left Antigoni to pair up with Charlie, which has yet to pique the girls’ interest. Upset after the re-coupling, Antigoni expressed her disappointment in Paige, Gemma and Tasha Ghouri.
When Danica and Indiyah tried to join in on the girls’ conversation, Paige turned to them and asked them to come back later.
Fans weren’t impressed with Paige’s “rude” decision and took to Twitter to discuss it.
“It was pretty rude and pathetic of Paige to talk like that to the other girls who walk up to her,” one viewer wrote. “If you have something to say…say it in the girls face. It is a competition kmt. »
It was quite rude and pathetic of Paige to talk like that to the other girls who approached her.
If you have something to say… say it to the girl’s face
It is a competition kmt.#LoveIsland
— Lauren Smith (@X_Lauren_Smithy) June 30, 2022
A second added: “Nah Paige…that was rude. Sending Danica and Indiyah like that. Idc how she tried to look nice.”
And a third tweeted, “That was a little rude of Paige ummm.”
Between Paige’s “rude” comment and Jacques’ behavior, some viewers are now demanding that the duo be the next to leave the villa.
“If Paige and Jaques aren’t down I’ll be so upset they have to be sent home,” one unimpressed fan tweeted.
If paige and jacques aren’t down I’ll be so upset they have to be sent home #loveisland
— ali (@alioryaz) June 30, 2022
“Paige and Jacques on the next flight home please xx” wrote another.
At the end of Wednesday night’s episode, viewers were asked to vote for who they think is the most compatible couple at the villa. Could the public vote send Paige and Jacques home sooner than expected? Or will they have time to redeem themselves?
the island of love continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVhub.