LOVE Island star Jacques O'Neill speaks out after shock exit and says Love Island was the 'worst decision' of his life.

The 23-year-old chose to end his time in the villa following controversy over the Casa Amor episodes, which see new contestants introduced.

In emotional scenes aired earlier this week, he told the remaining Love Island hopefuls that he felt he wasn't being himself.

Speaking to The Sun, Jacques has spoken about his struggles with ADHD and said he 'couldn't cope' in the TV villa, adding: "Doing Love Island was the worst decision of my life."

In his interview, Jacques said: "I was ready to break down. I was feeling so mentally drained, I just wanted to go home and get myself right.

"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."

The ex-rugby player said he feared things could get out of control and ‘go horribly wrong’ if he didn’t walk away from the programme, worrying that the situation with Adam ‘could get physical.’

"At home, you can remove yourself from situations, but in there you had to deal with every situation, and in that moment I took my microphone off, and walked straight through the front doors because I just wanted to get out of that place," he said in an interview with The Sun.

"Producers tried coming to me, they were like, 'Jacques, are you ok?', I was saying, "I don’t want to speak to you or anyone. I want to be left to myself”. It was too much.

"I was saying to them, 'This is more than a TV show to me', it was genuine feelings involved and my headspace wasn’t right to be in a TV show.

"I dealt with stuff in there that I’ve never dealt with in my life."