The 2022 season of Love Island ends on Monday, with the long-awaited final just days away – how has two months flown by so quickly?!


From fire pit drama to Casa Amor recouplings, it's been a dramatic season to say the least, especially with the surprise arrival of Adam Collard, the Lothario of season 4.

The 26-year-old has managed to get a lot further in this competition than he did a few years ago, with Adam coupling up with paramedic Paige Thorne and making it all the way to their final date, which took place in last night's episode.

But who is the personal trainer? Read on for everything you need to know about Adam, including his original stint in the Love Island villa back in season 4.

How old is Adam Collard? Key facts explained

Adam chats to Gemma in Love Island 2022
Adam chats to Gemma in Love Island 2022 ITV

Age: 26

Job: Personal Trainer and Gym Director at Aurora Athletic

From: Newcastle

Who is Adam coupled up with? Paige Thorne.

Why did Adam Collard want to return to Love Island?

Speaking about his surprise return, Adam said: "I’m going to ruffle a few feathers when I go in."

We're bound to learn more about his reasons for returning in the coming days...

Is Adam Collard on Instagram?

Yes he is, and you can find him @adamcollard. The reality star already has 935,000 Instagram followers.

What is Adam Collard looking for in a partner?

Adam Collard

Adam has been keeping tight-lipped ahead of his surprise return to the villa.

However, prior to his original stint on Love Island, he said: "I just want to have a good time and see what happens. I like meeting people and talking to everybody so I think even if I do or I don’t find Mrs Right, it’ll be fine."

He also revealed he'd be attracted to a "dominant girl who keeps me on my toes but who is also genuine and down to earth and who I could take home to family if I wanted to".

He added that he "can’t stand" girls who are materialistic or have bad teeth.

Who did Adam couple up with in Love Island 2018?

Rosie Williams and Adam Collard on Love Island
Rosie Williams and Adam Collard on Love Island 2018

Adam caused chaos back in Love Island season 4 by coupling up with four different women in two weeks.

He entered the villa as part of a twist where he could steal the girlfriend from another boy, and picked Kendall Rae-Knight, but swiftly dumped her a week later for new arrival Rosie Williams.

Adam and Rosie remained together for a few days until Zara McDermott arrived in the villa – at which point he ditched Rosie.

After Rosie tried to call him out for giving her the cold shoulder, Adam suggested his supposed behaviour was all in Rosie’s head, leading to backlash from viewers.

Adam’s scenes with Rosie also led the charity Women’s Aid to warn viewers of "gaslighting and emotional abuse".

Adam and Zara were split up when she was unexpectedly dumped from the island, with Adam then turning his attention towards Darylle Sargeant during Casa Amor week.

After the show came to an end, however, Adam continued to date Zara and the pair enjoyed an eight-month relationship before going their separate ways.

Zara said on Instagram at the time: “I am heartbroken to announce that Adam and I have parted ways. I love him very much and will always have a special place in my heart for him and our time spent together.

“I have tried so hard to be the best person I can possibly be and to make it work. Sometimes in life, you just aren’t enough for someone; no matter what you do for them or how much you try to be.”

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