The international rugby player from Sydney failed to score when he was the first to be consciously uncoupled from Love Island but, free from the mansion, he can give us the first insights into what it's like to live in the house. ('Love Island' airs Sundays to Thursdays, 8.30 PM, on 9Go; streams on 9Now)
Were you surprised by how things went down? 100%. I think everyone was. No one saw that result coming. Every hour equals a day in the villa. So much changed every hour.
How do you feel about being out? I’m OK. It was pretty stressful in there in the beginning. You’d hang by the pool and you’d have nothing to do but gossip which played on my mind a lot. I loved the majority of the people. It was a new experience, something I won’t forget.
Which member of the opposite sex do you regret not getting to know better? Cassidy. Honesty is a big value for me and she lives by that value. She’s been through a lot in the villa. She’s a cool chick and I was impressed by how well she handled everything.
How would you sum up your time on the show? It was a short time! I think I was honest and lived up to my values. I didn’t pretend to be someone I wasn’t. I was genuinely there to find a connection. And I’d definitely do it again.
What was the best thing? Being in Spain, Summer, Holidaying. You have no obligations and you get to kick back and enjoy your time there.
And the bad bits? Not knowing what's going on. Things changed all the time. It stressed everyone out, not knowing how their day would unfold.
Who will you want to catch up with back in Australia? Definitely Josh and Eden. They’re both from Sydney. Josh was my best mate in the house and lives 10 minutes from me. He’s genuine and respectful and has a heart of gold. Eden is hilarious and has a real soft side.
Are you looking forward to watching it on TV? Yes, I’m excited. Can't wait to see how my good mates Josh and Eden go, and how all the drama unfolds. I only regret the very start where I said if Millie had stepped forward I would have picked her. If I had my time again, I wouldn’t say that.
Last message for Australia? This was a new adventure for me. I had a fabulous time in Spain – it just didn’t go as planned. I stuck to my values but just didn’t have a connection. I’m looking forward to going home. And don’t forget to get behind Josh and Eden – they're two really great blokes!
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