LOVE Island star Paige Thorne has revealed the reasons why she didn't leave with Cumbrian contestant Jacques O'Neill. 

The Barrow born former rugby player left the villa on July 12, but to the surprise of many Welsh paramedic Paige Thorne did not join him in his departure. 

Paige, who had been coupled up with Jacques for a number of weeks, instead chose to remain and coupled with Adam Collard, with the pair going on to finish in fifth place.

Paige and Jacques were one of the firm favourites to win the 2022 series before the infamous Casa Amor took place.

Paige remained with Jacques despite flirtatious behaviour and several kisses with Cheyanne Kerr.

However, despite this, Jacques did decide to stick with Paige during the Casa Amor recoupling.

Since the show's conclusion, Paige has revealed the reasons behind her decision about staying on the show after Jacques' exit.

She said: "It did cross my mind a little bit to leave with him, but things hadn’t been 100% all the way through, and the fact that they weren’t was what made me think.

"The fact that I stayed and I gave 100% to the experience and found something new and something more suited towards me just goes to show that everything happens for a reason."