Love Island fans have discovered something explosive: islanders Davide Sanclimenti and Jacques O’Neill might have known each other before entering the villa.
It’s been uncovered by social media’s best Love Island sleuths that Davide, 27, and Jacques, 23, interacted on Instagram more than a year ago.
The (pretty conclusive) theory was pieced together by Love Island experts after going back through Davide and Jacques’ social media history.
One fan trawled back through Instagram and found an interaction between the pair from a comments section under a post Davide made in January 2021.
Jacques commented on the photo: ‘You boys need to start training’. Davide then responded by saying: ‘More gym, less parties, I guess’.
Jacques finished the short interaction between the pair by saying: ‘More gym, keep the amount of parties the same’.
Screenshots of the Instagram comments surfaced on Twitter over the weekend, and fans were shocked to find out.
‘So are Jacques and Davide ever going to mention they both know each other before going on the show?’ one fan commented on social media.
Another fan questioned: ‘Wonder why Jacques had Davide’s back? These boys were friends before Love Island’.
The comments under Davide’s post on Instagram have since been deleted this since revelation came to light.
Jacques has already caused untold amounts of drama in the villa after it was revealed that he had previously dated fellow islander Gemma, 19.
And these Instagram comments have got fans wondering whether Davide also knew Gemma before the 2022 Love Island series began.
One viewer said: ‘So, Jacques and Davide knew each other and were following each other on Instagram prior to going into the villa.’
They continued: ‘[Davide and Jacques] acted like it was the first time meeting each other? Does that mean Davide knew Gemma as well?’
Some fans of the show have suggested that the comments were entirely innocent and not suggestive of a friendship between the pair prior to entering the villa.
‘That comment is from a photo shoot Davide did for Okami Sport. Jacques wears the brand,’ one person argued.
‘[It] doesn’t necessarily mean they know each other in person, but even if they do, who cares?’
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2.