Love Island's Zara Holland "humbled" by support after she loses Miss Great Britain title

Published Monday, Jun 20 2016, 10:42 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Zara Holland has said she's "humbled" by the support she's received after leaving Love Island.

The 20-year-old quit the ITV2 show over the weekend after her mother fell ill, choosing to return to the UK to be with her. It came shortly after Zara was stripped of her Miss Great Britain title for having sex on TV.

Zara Holland in tears after learning that she had been stripped of her Miss Great Britain title, on ITV reality show 'Love Island'. Broadcast on ITV2 HD.

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Zara returned to Twitter overnight, sharing a photo of herself crying, taken from the moment on Love Island when she learned she'd been dethroned.

"This sums up how I'm feeling, but knowing I've got incredible support makes me feel very humble. Thank u so much," she said.

Plenty of Zara's fans were quick to cheer her up:














In a statement, Miss Great Britain Organisation said: "Although Miss Great Britain is the oldest pageant system in the UK, we pride ourselves on promoting the positivity of pageants in modern society and this includes the promotion of a strong, positive female role model in our winners.

"The feedback we have received from pageant insiders and members of the general public is such that we cannot promote Zara as a positive role model moving forward. We wholly understand that everyone makes mistakes, but Zara, as an ambassador for Miss Great Britain, simply did not uphold the responsibility expected of the title."

A further statement added: "For those saying 'going into Love Island, it's inevitable that she would have sex,' that is not true. It is not a prerequisite of the show that you have sex.We gave our permission for Zara to enter, as our current winner, under the stipulation that she did not have sex on TV.

"Zara fully agreed to this and knowingly went against our wishes. Zara is a lovely girl, we understand that this is out of character for her and that she truly regrets her actions; however, the decision simply comes down to the fact that she has broken the rules of the competition."

Zara Holland in tears after learning that she had been stripped of her Miss Great Britain title, on ITV reality show 'Love Island'. Broadcast on ITV2 HD.

© ITV / Supplied by WENN



Zara was informed of the decision on Sunday night's episode of the ITV2 show, and then gathered the other islanders around to fill them in.

"They've taken my title of me," she said, breaking down in tears.

"They've done a statement and stuff, just saying it's not acceptable and blah blah blah… I just feel I've let my family down, you know what I'm saying? I just feel like people are going to be judging me.

"I'm having the time of my life in here. I've been true to myself and honest. I'm doing what a normal 20-year-old girl would do. We all make mistakes. You live and learn. It's just s**t."

Love Island airs nightly on ITV2.



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