Jack Fincham admitted he has ‘never been happier’ since he returned to his old job selling pens, following his three year driving ban.
The former Love Islander, 32, was hit with a driving ban and charged with two counts of drug-driving after crashing his BMW into a traffic island two days after taking cocaine last month.
And now Jack has returned to his career pre Love Island at AJ Office Supplies in London selling pens.
Jack has credited his old firm for getting him ‘back on the straight and narrow’, according to The Sun.
Speaking to the publication, he said: ‘I’m back to work now and having a routine keeps me sane, it gives me a purpose, right? That’s why I’m so happy.
‘After Love Island I had more money than I knew what to do with. I could go out on a Wednesday and not have to worry about getting up for work early the next day.
‘I’ve been gradually falling to pieces since 2018… then the money ran out.’
Jack won Love Island’s £50k prize with his then-girlfriend Dani Dyer in 2018.
Jack became addicted to cocaine and diazepam pills after he was thrust into the limelight.
At one point, Jack was taking at least 30 diazepam pills a day before his mother tricked him when he was high and he found himself in rehab.
Speaking to The Sun, Jack confessed: ‘Death was on the cards for me, it was imminent.’
The night before he went to rehab he had taken a high quantities of sleeping and anti-anxiety tablets and was completely unaware of where he was or what he was doing.
His mum, Samantha, then told her son to pack a bag as she suggested he ‘go away for a while’.
Jack recalled being totally out of it and didn’t even question where he was going.
‘I got in there and then realised ‘s*** I’m not coming out of here now. I started kicking off, shouting “I don’t need to be here, I’m not like that, I don’t have a problem”.’
Jack has now been clean since August, in his longest drug-free spell since he left the Love Island villa.
The star revealed that he wouldn’t be here today if he hadn’t received help: ‘If I had carried on how I was, even up to six months ago, I would definitely be dead. Without a shadow of a doubt.’
It hasn’t been an easy journey for Jack, who suffered from crippling anxiety and terrifying hallucinations whenever he tried to get clean.
Jack attended The Haynes Clinic in Bedfordshire for rehab back in November 2020, yet he relapsed after just months after his treatment.
The influencer has now returned to his job as a pens salesman while he gets back on his feet and continues to attend therapy and Narcotics Anonymous meetings.