Who is Adam from Love Island? Adam Collard's rocky history on Love Island as he enters the 2022 Villa as a new bombshell
Before appearing on Love Island, Adam also had a short stint on Geordie Shore Season 12.
Adam Collard counts among Love Island's most divisive and headline-making contestants. The Newcastle-raised former personal trainer earned a reputation as a heartbreaker and even villain during his time on the show in 2018.
Now he is returning to the Mallorcan villa as a bombshell contestant and promising to "ruffle a few feathers". Here’s a look back at some of his not-so-finest moments on and off the show.
Who is Adam on Love Island?
Adam made his entrance on day one of series four and coupled up with Kendall Rae-Knight then Rosie Williams. After dumping both girls in quick succession, he quickly moved on to Zara McDermott.
But when Zara was unexpectedly dumped on day 25, Adam quickly turned his attention to Casa Amor newcomer Darylle Sargeant. Zara later admitted she found it difficult watching her former partner kissing Darylle so soon after being eliminated from the show.
Adam's behaviour in the villa attracted criticism from some parties. Viewers of the ITV2 dating show were shocked when he smirked as Rosie cried following their split.
This prompted Katie Ghose, then chief executive of Women's Aid, to release a statement highlighting "clear warning signs in Adam's behaviour". She said Rosie had "called out Adam's unacceptable behaviour on the show" and asked viewers to join her in "recognising unhealthy behaviour in relationships and speaking out against all forms of domestic abuse - emotional as well as physical".
Rosie also addressed Adam's behaviour, later telling the Jeremy Vine Show she thought he had actually been "sort of praised" for his actions after leaving the villa. She added: "Not by the public - the public were very much on my side. But when it came to work, he very much seemed to have a lot more of the work that came along for being this player."
Adam was dumped on day 32 and in his exit interview said he would not return to Love Island if he had the chance, because he just wanted to see Zara. The couple did indeed reunite days later outside the villa but eventually split in 2019, with Zara moving on to a relationship with Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson.
Adam Collard to return to Love Island
At the end of Sunday night's episode it was revealed that Collard will be returning to the villa as the latest bombshell during Monday evening's show. Speaking ahead of his arrival in the villa, Collard said: "I'm going to ruffle a few feathers when I go in."
Tonight’s episode will also see two Islanders leave the Villa, after the results of the public vote are revealed. At the moment, Jay & Chyna and Dami & Summer are at risk of being dumped from the Love Island Villa, after last night’s episode was left on a cliffhanger ending.
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub. Episodes are available the following morning on BritBox.
Additional reporting by PA.