Love Island stars Jacques O’Neill and Mary Bedford grin as enjoy The Summer Daze VIP Launch 

Love Island’s Jacques O’Neill beams as he joins Mary Bedford on rollercoaster rides at The Summer Daze VIP Launch… after he sparked romance rumours with Antigoni Buxton

They were both Love Island bombshells who shook up the villa during their times on the dating show.

And on Thursday, Jacques O’Neill and Mary Bedford – who were contestants during different series – appeared in high spirits as they enjoyed The Summer Daze VIP Launch at The Trafford Centre in Manchester.

Jacques, 23, cut a casual figure a neutral toned zip-up and joggers combo, worn with a simple white T-shirt. 

Crossover! Jacques O'Neill and Mary Bedford - who were both contestants during different series - appeared in high spirits as they enjoyed The Summer Daze VIP Launch at The Trafford Centre in Manchester

Crossover! Jacques O’Neill and Mary Bedford – who were both contestants during different series – appeared in high spirits as they enjoyed The Summer Daze VIP Launch at The Trafford Centre in Manchester

Snack time: He was also snapped enjoying some chips as the pair sat down for a snack

Snack time: He was also snapped enjoying some chips as the pair sat down for a snack

The former rugby player, who left audiences shocked with a tearful shock exit from this year’s Love Island following Adam Collard’s return, grinned as he enjoyed the rollercoasters with Mary.

He was also snapped enjoying some chips as the pair sat down for a snack.

Elsewhere, the blonde beauty, 23, rocked an all-khaki look with camouflage-print cargos and a deep green leather jacket.

Show pals: Jacques, 23, cut a casual figure a neutral toned zip-up and joggers combo, worn with a simple white T-shirt

Show pals: Jacques, 23, cut a casual figure a neutral toned zip-up and joggers combo, worn with a simple white T-shirt

Chic: Elsewhere the blonde beauty, 23, rocked an all-khaki look with camouflage-print cargos and a deep green leather jacket

Chic: Elsewhere the blonde beauty, 23, rocked an all-khaki look with camouflage-print cargos and a deep green leather jacket

The star also wore a canary yellow top and matching trainers, accessorising with a reflective, boxy silver bag worn over her shoulder. 

She brandished pearly theatrical acrylics, keeping her jewellery minimal.

Mary opted for a simple glam make-up look with a brown-red lipstick and feathery lashes, wearing the highlighted tresses down.

She and Jacques enjoyed the fun day out together, grinning as they tried out the rides at the event.

All smiles: The former rugby player, who left audiences shocked with a tearful shock exit from this year's Love Island following Adam Collard's return, grinned as he enjoyed the rollercoasters with Mary

All smiles: The former rugby player, who left audiences shocked with a tearful shock exit from this year’s Love Island following Adam Collard’s return, grinned as he enjoyed the rollercoasters with Mary

It come as Jacques has recently sparked romance rumours with fellow ex Islander Antigoni Buxton after a string of nights out together.  

He dramatically quit the villa earlier this month over fears he’d lose control after bombshell Adam’s entrance – who has since coupled up with his ex-Paige Throne. 

Eagle eye viewers also noticed how Jacques deleted all traces of the paramedic from his Instagram page. 

Fun: She and Jacques enjoyed the fun day out together, grinning as they tried out the rides at the event

Fun: She and Jacques enjoyed the fun day out together, grinning as they tried out the rides at the event

Glam: Mary opted for a simple glam make-up look with a brown-red lipstick and feathery lashes, wearing the highlighted tresses down

Glam: Mary opted for a simple glam make-up look with a brown-red lipstick and feathery lashes, wearing the highlighted tresses down

On Wednesday night, Antigoni and Jacques were seen enjoying a night out in Manchester hot spot Peter Street Kitchen with ex Islander Lucinda Strafford. 

Earlier this month singer Antigoni and her famous mum Tonia were also seen dining with Jacques and his mother Janet who he described as his ‘rock’. 

Taking to Twitter one person pointed out: ‘Anyone else noticed Jacques deleted all of his Insta posts with Paige?’

A second said: ‘Oh s**t Jacques really just deleted all the pics he had with Paige. Guess he ain’t picking her up.’

Out out: On Wednesday night, Antigoni and Jacques were seen enjoying a night out in Manchester hot spot Peter Street Kitchen with ex Islander Lucinda Strafford

Out out: On Wednesday night, Antigoni and Jacques were seen enjoying a night out in Manchester hot spot Peter Street Kitchen with ex Islander Lucinda Strafford

All over: Eagle eye viewers also noticed how Jacques deleted all traces of the paramedic from his Instagram page

All over: Eagle eye viewers also noticed how Jacques deleted all traces of the paramedic from his Instagram page 

Another said: ‘Antigoni and Jacques are literally inseparable outside the villa, I am actually here for them, he’s deleted most of the love island pics off his IG so he’s not waiting for Paige #loveisland.

While one eager fan said: ‘Obsessed with the idea of Jacques and Antigoni #LoveIsland.’

Another suggested: ‘Could Jacques and Antigoni become an item. This makes me even more buzzing for reunion bring it on I wanna see something. #loveisland.

New couple alert: Love Island fans took to Twitter to express their thoughts and Antigoni and Jacques' 'friendship'

New couple alert: Love Island fans took to Twitter to express their thoughts and Antigoni and Jacques’ ‘friendship’ 

Heightened emotions: Jacques was visibly distressed about his relationship with Paige Thorne, 24 (pictured right), before he left the Love Island villa

Heightened emotions: Jacques was visibly distressed about his relationship with Paige Thorne, 24 (pictured right), before he left the Love Island villa

Jacques previously told how he left the Love Island villa over fears he’d lose control but claims bosses tried to make him stay.

The reality personality decided to remove himself following the arrival of Adam as he declared: ‘Love Island was the worst decision of my life.’

Jacques was rattled by the arrival of former contestant Adam, who set his sights on the rugby player’s partner Paige, 24, before telling his fellow Islanders that the sportsman was ‘immature’.  

Adam, who was known for his womanising ways, made a shock comeback to the ITV2 show this week after originally appearing in series four in 2018.

Gemma Owen‘s ex, Jacques, said he’d reached breaking point after Adam’s arrival, telling The Sun: ‘I thought if I don’t get myself out things could go horribly wrong and I could get physical.’

Jacques said he removed his microphone and walked out the front doors of the villa before producers intercepted, prompting him to demand to be left alone.

He insisted he ‘couldn’t deal with it’ any longer and was in tears, saying he wanted to return to the UK.

Mixing things up: Jacques was rattled by the arrival of former contestant Adam, who set his sights on the rugby player's partner Paige

Mixing things up: Jacques was rattled by the arrival of former contestant Adam, who set his sights on the rugby player’s partner Paige

Unimpressed: Jacques said he'd reached breaking point after Adam's arrival, telling The Sun : 'I thought if I don¿t get myself out things could go horribly wrong and I could get physical' (Adam pictured on date with Paige after Jacques' departure)

Unimpressed: Jacques said he’d reached breaking point after Adam’s arrival, telling The Sun : ‘I thought if I don’t get myself out things could go horribly wrong and I could get physical’ (Adam pictured on date with Paige after Jacques’ departure)

He added: ‘It broke me and I was already broken. I was crying my eyes out. I couldn’t cope. I was literally feeling awful. It was the worst I’d ever felt in my life.’

Jacques’ family revealed during his time in the villa that he had been diagnosed with ADHD at the age of nine and sometimes struggled to deal with emotional situations.  

He stopped taking his Ritalin medication seven years ago and did not expect the condition to cause problems during his time on the show, despite bosses’ concerns.

Back to normality: Jacques was in good spirits as he took his mother Janet out for dinner on Saturday after it emerged he was ¿pressured to appear on spin-off¿ Aftersun

Back to normality: Jacques was in good spirits as he took his mother Janet out for dinner on Saturday after it emerged he was ‘pressured to appear on spin-off’ Aftersun

Grateful: Jacques took to social media to offer an update for fans, thanking them for their support

Grateful: Jacques took to social media to offer an update for fans, thanking them for their support

Jacques has since said: ‘Any little thing in the villa, in the end, started bothering me and I was just getting in so much of a rut.

‘I know the way I spoke to Paige was wrong. I tried to apologise and she kept asking why I did it. ADHD isn’t just about not being able to concentrate. It’s also about feeling anxious quite a lot, being on edge a lot.’   

Jacques was in good spirits as he took his mother Janet out for dinner on Saturday, with the star giving an update on his wellbeing for his social media followers.

Sharing a picture of himself with his arm around his mother on his Instagram page, he wrote: ‘Back to the standard Saturday taking R jan (sic) out for tea.’  

He wrote: ‘I just want you all to know that I’m in such a better place mentally.

‘A huge reason for that is because of all the love and support I have received!

‘I’d be in a much darker place if it wasn’t for all of your kinds words, so thank you again I appreciate it so much.’

Difficulties: Jacques previously said he had 'no more tears left to cry' following his dramatic exit from Love Island after watching footage with his mother (pictured)

Difficulties: Jacques previously said he had ‘no more tears left to cry’ following his dramatic exit from Love Island after watching footage with his mother (pictured)

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