Following the episode, Ciarran took to Instagram to write a message to his fellow contestants, telling them they "have a chance now", and to Angie, saying she's an "amazing woman."
"This was by far the hardest decision I had to make on here. Knowing that I had an amazing connection with Angie and then having to tell her I had to leave was just gut wrenching," he posted. "She is an amazing woman and is full of love to give and can never wipe that big smile off her face! Thank you for letting me be apart of this experience on your quest (not journey) to find a man you can hopefully say “I love you” too. I wish Angie all the best for the rest of the show and now all the lads in there finally have a chance now I’m not longer in the race haha! Big love to you all!"
Below, the country's reaction to Ciarran's departure.