Love Island champ Jack Fincham back to selling pens but has ‘never been happier’
Love Island winner Jack Fincham has left the limelight and returned to his roots, selling pens for the same business he worked for when he was 17.
Fincham, who won the 2018 edition of the show with Dani Dyer, is back working at AJ Office Supplies in London. But despite leaving his media career behind him, he has admitted he is loving being back behind the counter.
Speaking to The Sun, the 31-year-old cheeky chap opened up on his struggles with addiction, adding that he had secretly been in rehab to get back on the wagon. He also said that following a string of arrests for driving whilst on drugs, Jack has been keeping himself on the straight and narrow.
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Jack said that having a regular routine allows him to stay sane, adding that "it gives me purpose". It also comes with some hard life lessons that he opened up on.
"After Love Island I had more money than I knew what to do with," Fincham said. "I could go out on a Wednesday and not have to worry about getting up for work early the next day."
Jack won a share of £50,000 when he won the show with Dani. After leaving the villa, Jack promptly quit his job as he was flooded with job opportunities to become an influence poured in.
But Jack would not know how to handle his finances, saying: "I've been gradually falling to pieces since 2018… then the money ran out." His addiction to drugs soon began to take over his life and was causing him to lose the things he had gotten together with his stardom, including girlfriend Dani.
At his worst, Jack had resorted to taking 30 diazepam pills a day to deal with his anxiety in 2020. That year, caring mum Samantha tricked him into attending rehab in Bedfordshire whilst he was high.
The lad is back on the straight and narrow working as an account manager and salesman at the office supplies company, working closely with big clients in the capital. He also was proud to announce he was clean from drugs for since August – the longest time since he won the hit ITV dating show back in 2018.
"I'm in the process of building myself up," he explained. "Which is why I'm back selling pen supplies. Stick to what you know!"
He continued: "I'm trying to get myself back on top. I mean, I wish I had gone back to work two years ago, but it's been amazing for me."
Despite his big aspirations for his entrepreneur mind, he did admit he would want to go back into television one day. "I always thought you had to do one or the other, but you actually don't. You can do both," he said.
Since coming out of rehab, Fincham has started to rebuild his life – attending his first Narcotics Anonymous meeting this week. He is also in therapy as he continues to work on himself and bring himself back to the happy-go-lucky personality he was when he entered the villa.
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