Love Island hunk Adam Collard was sent packing from the villa on Thursday night in a tense recoupling ceremony.
The Geordie was dumped from the ITV2 dating show alongside Ellie Jones, Darylle Sargeant and Alex Miller, as the public failed to get behind him and vote him as their favourite.
Now he has spoken out about claims made about his treatment of Rosie Williams while he was on the show, claiming he never meant to hurt the fiery brunette when he ditched her for Zara McDermott .
Adam sparked national debate as he ditched Rosie as soon as new girl Zara came into the villa, and then blamed her for making him stray, with charity Women’s Aid even claiming that his behaviour showed “warning signs” of emotional abuse.
Reacting to the shock accusation, Adam said: “It was never my intention to upset Rosie. I think everybody saw me try to make amends and I did apologise to her in the villa.
“When everybody saw me with Zara, then they realised that I didn’t do it light heartedly. It was because I actually had genuine feelings for Zara.”
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He added: “I am sorry if I upset or offended anyone.”
Adam went on to claim that he was excited to see government advisor on the outside world, and hoped their spark would rekindle.
Reminiscing on the moment they parted ways, Adam added: “She said something along the lines of “I’ll be waiting outside, I’ll be waiting with ten thousand or twenty thousand kisses”.
“I do really, really want to see her, I’m excited for that.”
Adam’s emotional confession comes as Zara revealed that she was holding out hope of a reconciliation, despite the fact that Adam didn’t leave the villa after her, instead coupling up with Darylle.
She told The Sun Online: “It’s difficult because me and Darylle are so different. I look at the way she talks and the way she looks and I think we could not be more opposite if we tried.
She continued: “If that is what he wants, if he wants to stay on the show then I will 100 per cent support him.”