Love Island viewers shocked as Jacques accidentally wears Paige's 'dirty underwear' on his head

The unfortunate moment took place before Casa Amor left the couple on the rocks romantically...

Love Island's Jacques O'Neill
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It has been quite the week for Love Island 2022—what with the end of Casa Amor and the ensuing recoupling drama that constituted one of the show's most memorable episodes ever. However, during tonight's 'Unseen Bits', which rounds up the week's funniest villa moments, there was a much lighter mood.

Viewers at home (want in on the action? Here's how to watch Love Island) were treated to the sight of a 'twerking' lesson from Danica Taylor—with Dami Hope and Tasha Ghouri having a natural knack for the sexy move—as well as Gemma Owen on her knees trying to befriend a cat. 

However, one of the most hilarious moments of the episode was the original male Islanders packing suitcases for the female Islanders they were coupled up with for their trip to Casa Amor. Those watching at home saw Davide Sanclimenti, Jay Younger and Jacques O'Neill confused over which belongings to choose. It was unsurprisingly, the latter contestant who started joking around.

At one point the professional rugby player could be seen picking up a lacy thing belonging to Paige Thorne, with whom he had been enjoying a blossoming romance. He put the piece of underwear over his head like a hat. Social media users didn't think much of his silly behavior until the paramedic later unpacked her suitcase to pick up the same item and declare to her horror that it was a dirty pair.

Those tuning in were shocked that Jacques had put the thong over his head, considering it wasn't a fresh pair. One asked: "So Jacques was putting Paige's used underwear on other people's heads?!" Another commented: "Not Jacques putting Paige’s dirty knickers around his head."A third shared: "Jacques had Paige's dirty undies on his head."

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Love Island's Paige Thorne

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Love Island's Jacques O'Neill and Paige Thorne

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However, in the time since, Jacques and Paige's seemingly strong relationship has taken an unfortunate turn. The former went on to build a connection—and share some kisses—with a bombshell called Cheyanne Kerr, while the latter didn't feel the need to "test" herself in the same way.

When they got the opportunity from Laura Whitmore to reunite in the villa, both Paige and Jacques decided to couple up once more with the other. However, his intimacy with Cheyanne was soon revealed—much to the horror of his Welsh love interest. The latest installment of the show featured the couple talking about whether they have a future, and viewers were left wondering if they would ever make amends.

Meanwhile, those watching at home previously shared their fears for Davide, who is coupled up with Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu. They shred their worries that the couple, who are going strong, will be unhappy by what might come to light during the upcoming 'movie night'. If you're wondering when is the Love Island 2022 final, then it's not long to go...

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