Zara McDermott Reveals She’s Left Made In Chelsea

Following the release of her documentary on revenge porn, the reality star has said she'd like to focus on making factual TV.


by Bonnie McLaren |
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As reality TV fans, we were delighted when Love Island's Zara McDermott joined the King's Road as Sam Thompson's girlfriend in 2019. But Zara has now revealed that she's taking a break from reality TV, and would instead like to focus her efforts on making factual TV. The news follows the release of her documentary on revenge porn, which is now available on BBC iPlayer.

The documentary focuses on Zara's story, as she has been the victim of the crime twice. In it she talks to a number of women who have all experienced different forms of revenge porn. The programme seeks to warn young women about the dangers of sexting, while reminding viewers the person at fault is not the person who sends the pictures, rather the person who shares them without consent.

'I would like to do more documentaries,' she toldThe Sun's TV Mag. 'I’m bursting with ideas and I think I surprised myself. I was obviously nervous, a year ago. I enjoyed that gratification of helping people. That’s my goal for this year and next year. No more reality TV, it’s hard on the soul.'

However, she added that her boyfriend, Sam, is still on the series. The pair split last year, and it was a major storyline of Made In Chelsea, but the couple are now back together.

Speaking to Grazia, Zara explained why she made the revenge porn documentary, saying she was angry after she went through the horrific experience of having intimate photos shared, not once, but twice. 'I think because I was a victim twice,' she says. 'The first time I see it as like you go through processes of grieving. I felt so many emotions the first time, and the second time it happened to me I still felt some of those emotions but the anger came through that time. That anger definitely fuelled me wanting to make this documentary.'

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9 Made In Chelsea Couples You Had Completely Forgotten Were Together

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1. Jamie Laing and Louise Thompson

Remember when Jamie and Louise dated (much to Spencer's dismay) in 2012. Louise then left Jamie for Spencer, causing a very traumatic love triangle indeed. Poor Jamie.

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2. Binky Felstead and Jamie Laing

Binks may be loving life with baby India, but remember when she dated Jamie Laing?!? Yes, we forgot too. After years of friendship, the two found it difficult to transition to an actual relationship, so decided to call it a day.

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3. Lucy Watson and Jamie Laing

Jamie and Lucy were together for a bit and would even walk their dogs together. Not one for holding back, Lucy Watson has called the show 'incestuous' and she 'no longer wants to waste time with people like Jamie and Proudlock'. BURN.

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4. Lucy Watson and Proudlock

Ah yes, Lucy and Proudlock. They were the most swoon-worthy couple in SW3... oh, until Lucy found out that Proudlock was dating other women.

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5. Ollie Locke and Chloe Green

Topshop Heiress Chloe Green joined the MIC lot in 2011 to date Ollie Locke. Ollie had previously dated Gabby who he broke up with to explore his feelings for men, only to then end up with another woman. It did not go down well...

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6. Rosie Fortescue and Hugo Taylor

When Hugo was dating Millie Mackintosh in the show, he hooked up with her best friend Rosie. Millie then raised her glass to a party full of guests and said 'cheers to friendship'.

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7. Spencer Matthews and Lucy Watson

Spenny took Lucy to Paris in 2013 and we almost believed he had given up his womanising ways. We were wrong and he admitted to cheating on Lucy with several women. Sigh.

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8. Spencer Matthews and Louise Thompson

Louise joined the show as Spencer's (very despairing) girlfriend. Spencer being Spencer, couldn't stay faithful and resulted in a fair few teary scenes between the pair.

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9. Alex Mytton and Binky Felstead

Binky and Alex were love's young dream (kinda) for two years until his constant cheating became unforgivable. It all worked out well though as she now has the cutest little baby girl with JP.

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