We had no idea, although it's starting to make sense now giving Jake's ability to tan *superbly* well and the fact he can speak Spanish, but Jake actually used to go to school in Mallorca and has family based on the Spanish island.
Bobby Norris gave us an insight into Jake's childhood when we caught up with him ahead of TOWIE returning with its new series this Sunday (17 July).
Jake had been pictured over in Mallorca with his co-stars and he had shared a series of pictures from overseas to his Instagram page. We all presumed that meant that Jake was filming again with the rest of the cast, but Bobby revealed we won't be seeing Jake in the first episode of The Only Way Is Majorca.
Bobby exclusively told us: "It was nice to see Jake. He's not filmed anything, but he was over there because he went to school there and he's got family there. He's looking great."
Jake Hall (@Jakehall01) July 11, 2016
Jake headed to Mallorca, after being discharged from hospital in Marbella. He had been hospitalised after an alleged stabbing incident took place in a nightclub there. Unconfirmed reports claimed Jake almost lost a kidney in the incident.
While the reality star hasn't shared any details in relation to the incident, Jake has kept fans updated with his recovery. He was forced to stay in Marbella after being discharged from hospital, while medics continued to treat him.
Jake has since told The Sun that he is "healing well." He said: "I'm feeling great. I'm glad to be alive. The wound is healing well. I'm just focusing on work and getting better – nothing else matters."
In the weeks that followed the alleged stabbing, a spokesperson for TOWIE revealed that they were letting Jake focus on his recovery before discussing a return to the show. He responded with what appeared to be a sarcastic tweet, replying: "Thanks for letting me know… I hear stuff about me never even knew - but life goes on fresh start no negativity around me please."
Jake was then seen rubbing shoulders with the TOWIE lot in Mallorca. Arg shared a selfie with him, telling fans that it was "good to see Jake looking healthy," sparking speculation that we could be seeing him later into the series possibly.
Speaking to Bobby, he gave us an update on Jake and said: "Jake is feeling better and we are all just wishing him a speedy recovery. He seems to be doing really well."
Glad to hear it!
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