Jack Fincham lifts lid on little-known friendship with The Chases Shaun Wallace

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Jack Fincham has shared his secret friendship with The Chase’s Shaun Wallace who has been helping him through his drink and drug addiction.

The pair first met back in 2020 when they signed up to be part of ITV’s Don’t Rock the Boat and have been close friends ever since.

And on Monday, the 30-year-old gushed over the quiz head on Instagram after he opened up about how the Dark Destroyer helped him work through a dark period in his life.

The Love Island star shared a snap of the pair as they cosied up to one another in a friendly embrace as they posed for a picture while he thanked his secret pal for all his support over the last year.

While on the show, the two celebs bonded over Jack’s addiction struggles as he battled with depression behind the scenes.

The reality star shared a touching tribute to his supportive pal and thanked him for his continued support online.

He penned: “The love I got for this fella is untrue. He helped me through a lot during our time together. With wisdom, hope and advice.

“One of the most genuine men and friends I have ever met in this industry. Fincham and Wallace till we die.

“The dark destroyer, the man, the myth, the legend.”

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This comes after Jack bravely opened up about the effects fame has had on him since he won Love Island with his then-girlfriend Dani Dyer in 2018.

In a vulnerable video he shared to his Instagram stories, the brunette hunk confessed his struggles to his 1.9 million followers online.

He admitted: “To touch on what’s going on, I'm really struggling. Really struggling with anxiety and depression, addiction and I've made some good steps today to get help.

“I can’t do it on my own. In this industry it’s hard, it’s so cutthroat. One minute people like you and one minute they don’t.

“I’ve had a lot of fake friends come and go, I was surprised when I was in my dark space, all the people who said they would be there, weren’t.”

“I’m not going to feel sorry for myself,” he added. “I've got my own responsibilities. I want to be a kind, nice person and I try my best.

“I’m sorry this is downbeat but I wanted to address it because over the last few weeks I've been getting some nasty, over the top remarks.

“People think it doesn’t affect you but it does, it’s not nice. The added pressure of whatever you do reflects on your family, that’s the worst pressure on earth.”

He confessed: “I feel like I've let everyone down. I promise everyone I've turned over a new leaf and I want to make everyone proud.”

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