Love Island bosses have denied claims Jacques O’Neill was secretly kicked off the show for impersonating Tasha Ghouri.
The unsubstantiated allegations started circulating online, after a social media user posted screenshots of messages, alleged to be from someone who worked on the series.
The messages claimed Jacques was removed from the villa for misogynistic behaviour, and for allegedly mocking Tasha.
According to the UK Mirror, ITV has now rubbished the claims by saying they are completely false.
The rugby player dramatically quit the dating show in July, and later admitted signing up for Love Island was “the worst decision” of his life.
The claims about Jacques impersonating Tasha came after fans accused the 23-year-old of “bullying” her in a video that emerged online.
The clip was allegedly posted on his private Instagram Story the night of the Love Island final.
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In the video, Jacques is seen watching the show’s final episode with a friend when he appears to mock Tasha during her love declaration to Andrew Le Page.
As the dancer read out her speech, Jacques impersonated Davide Sanclimenti by shouting at the TV: “You are a liar, an actress, go the f**k out.”
The video went viral on Twitter and Reddit, as fans called out the rugby player for “belittling” Tasha.
Fuelling rumours of a feud between them, Tasha and Andrew have since unfollowed Jacques on Instagram.
Earlier this week, Jacques was also accused of “bullying” fellow Islander Remi Lambert.
Remi called out Jacques’ behaviour in a post shared on Instagram, after he appeared to mock his rapping skills during and Instagram Live with Luca Bish.
In the lengthy post, Remi claimed Jacques picked on him in the villa, and said he and Luca should have been kicked off the show for their alleged behaviour.