Adam Collard has sparked speculation that he’s back together with his ex-girlfriend Claudia Proctor, following his split from Paige Thorne.
The reality star, 26, dated his former partner before first appearing on the ITV2 reality show in 2018. Now, he has followed her on Instagram after four years.
He and Claudia are thought to have been together for years and even enjoyed multiple holidays together – however this all ended before he first found fame.
Surprise: Adam Collard has sparked speculation that he’s back together with his ex-girlfriend Claudia Proctor, following his split from Paige Thorne
Back together? The reality star, 26, dated his former partner before first appearing on the ITV2 reality show in 2018. Now, he has followed her on Instagram after four years
MailOnline has contacted Adam’s representative for comment.
Adam recently confirmed he and Paige are no longer together on Thursday.
It followed speculation he and the paramedic, 24, had gone their separate ways, after they met on the dating show earlier this summer.
News of Adam and Paige’s split comes after a video of Adam putting his arm around a woman in McDonald’s went viral last month – sparking allegations of cheating.
Splitsville: Adam recently confirmed he and Paige are no longer together on Thursday
Adam told The Sun: ‘We’re not together. Things happen. But I mean she is a great girl.’
Earlier this week, Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu – who won this year’s Love Island alongside boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti – admitted Paige and Adam had called it a day, and she insisted the star ‘deserves better’ than Adam.
She told The Mirror: ‘It’s over. It’s done. I think Paige can do better, that’s all I can say.’
Sad: Adam has broken his silence following speculation he and the paramedic, 24, had gone their separate ways, after they met on the ITV2 dating show earlier this summer
Ekin-Su, 28, also admitted she thinks Love Island’ stars ‘real relationships’ begin when they leave the villa, admitting she has grown even closer to Davide since the show ended.
She added: ‘I just think it’s wrong, you know. This is my point of view in couples; when you come out of Love Island you are pressured, in a way, to stay together.
‘Your real relationship starts when you are out of the villa. My feelings for Davide grew stronger out of the villa – same with him because I saw him out in the real world. We spend time together, I see him in different environments, we’re always challenged.
‘Love Island is a bubble, it’s almost like a different world – it’s not real. But, when you come out and get … Men will love the attention when they come out, it’s overwhelming but, Adam’s already had that. So I just felt it was a bit wrong.’
Oh dear: News of Adam and Paige’s split comes after a video of Adam putting his arm around a woman in McDonald’s went viral last month – sparking allegations of cheating
Paige and Adam, who she met on this year’s Love Island, have been plagued by rumours as of late after a clip emerged of the personal trainer with his arm around another girl in McDonald’s.
Last Thursday she deleted all pictures of Adam from her Instagram amid rumours the couple are ‘taking a break’ after cheating allegations.
Fans noticed she appeared to not be supporting her partner on social media after she failed to like Adam’s Instagram snaps as he jetted off to Bali on a fitness retreat recently.
And Paige has now deleted all trace of him from her page, removing their loved-up snaps from both inside and outside the Love Island villa.
Having his say: Adam said: ‘We’re not together. Things happen. But I mean she is a great girl’
A source told MailOnline last week: ‘She’s in a very low place at the moment.’
Adam, who appeared on both season four and eight of Love Island, became official with Paige back in August after leaving the show’s villa.
In a recent video that emerged on social media, personal trainer Adam was spotted with his arm around another girl after ending up in McDonald’s after a boozy night out.
Adam’s rep told The Sun at the time: ‘Adam headed to McDonald’s after a night out with friends.
‘His friends were alongside him when a group of girls asked for photos and Adam being his friendly self was open to posing and chatting to the girls, alongside other fans who wanted to chat in the same video.
‘Adam understands how this video looks but wants to state that he left the restaurant with his friends and a box of 60 nuggets (with nothing or no one else) with the intention of getting home safely.
‘Adam and Paige are currently dating and Adam only has eyes for her.’
On-screen: Adam, who appeared on both season four and eight of Love Island, became official with Paige back in August after leaving the show’s villa
It comes after she put on a very cosy display with her former Love Island co-star Billy Brown while attending Ekin-Su’s Oh Polly launch party last Wednesday.
In the MailOnline exclusive video, Paige seemed smitten with Billy, 23, who appears to lean in to kiss her cheek while she rubs her hand down to his lower back.
Whilst in the villa earlier this summer, Paige shut down Billy’s advances, ultimately calling time on their flirtations so she could remain with Jacques O’Neill – before subsequently moving on with Adam.
Adam was a controversial figure during his first stint in the villa, with some of his scenes even sparking concerns with bosses at domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid.
Loved-up: It comes after Paige put on a very cosy display with her former Love Island co-star Billy Brown while attending Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu’s Oh Polly launch party last Wednesday
Adam locked horns with his then partner Rosie Williams in an explosive confrontation, during which he was widely-criticised by viewers for smirking throughout the argument and later leaving her in hysterical tears.
Adam was a late arrival into the villa and was initially paired with Kendall Rae-Knight before Rosie was his next partnership.
The business owner maintained a ‘player’ reputation after his stint on the show but Paige recently revealed that the ITV producers pushed her to give him a chance.
Speaking on FUBAR radio with Bobby Norris and Stephen Leng, the former contestant confessed that she ‘didn’t even know’ who the bombshell was – despite being warned he was a ‘massive player’ by the other girls in the villa.
She explained: ‘All the girls were like Paige this is Adam, I was like, “Why are you saying his name like that? I don’t know who he is.”
‘They gave me the lowdown and they were rinsing him, proper giving me the insights on what he used to be like,’ she continued. ‘Then I was like, “Well, if he was like that then what is he doing in here? He’s just going to be a little s**t stirrer. I was going off.”
But the paramedic, who was paired with Jacques prior to his exit, then revealed that producers had pulled her aside to try and persuade her to give Adam a chance.
‘I got pulled aside and they [producers] were like, “Paige why are you already writing him off before you’ve had a chance?” she added.
Ex flame: Paige was originally paired up with Jacques O’Neill, prior to his emotional exit from the villa but moved on to Adam (pictured with Jacques on the show)
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