26.10.2022 / 17:35
Adam Collard: what happened between him and Paige Thorne?
Really? Have you got three hours? Saying that, lucky for you lot, we do this full time, so we've actually got about seven or eight hours to tell you the tragic/iconic love story of Love Island's Adam Collard and Paige Thorne.It all started in the searing hot summer that was 2022; and while the majority of us Brits were hiding indoors like sweaty, pale vampires, a dozen or so gorgeous specimens of humanity (if you're in to that) were being showcased on the Love Island stage, cementing themselves as our latest reality obsessions. One of those sexy humans was Welsh paramedic Paige.After a brief – albeit emotional – dalliance with bombshell Jacques O'Neill (who just happened to be Gemma Owen's ex), producers chucked Love Island's very own big bad wolf Adam Collard into the villa for a second go of it (we're not sure whether 'it' is love or fame, tbh).Following Jacques' sudden departure, Adam and Paige grew visibly close, and soon enough, they shacked up, and came in fifth place, just missing out on the grand final.But what's £50,000 when you've found true love?The couple returned to the UK and played the post-Love Island game as best they could; doing interviews together (they even appeared together on heat's Under the Duvet YouTube series), adding cringey couple posts to their Instagram grids, filming loved-up TikToks, walking red carpets hand-in-hand, and going on mini-breaks together.