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Zara McDermott Biography – Zara McDermott Wiki
Zara McDermott is a broadcaster and content creator. She has appeared on Love Island, The X Factor: Celebrity, Made in Chelsea and Strictly Come Dancing.
Zara was a government policy advisor, working for the Department of Energy and Climate Change and Department of Education before appearing on the fourth series of Love Island in 2018.
One of Zara’s biggest passions is making documentaries that inspire conversation and educate young people on hard hitting issues. She has fronted five successful BBC films so far: Revenge P#rn, Uncovering Rape Culture, Disordered Eating, and Gaia: A Death on Dancing Ledge. Her other broadcasting work includes presenting the entertainment show Love In The Flesh on BBC Three.
Zara’s work for young people has been recognised on several occasions; she was invited to Clarence House by the Duchess of Cornwall and Refuge charity and worked with the Duchess on a visit to a SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre). Alongside this, she has worked with the government and the Home Office on several campaigns to end violence against women and girls, most notably fronting a campaign that changed the law for victims of digital abuse. Zara is also an ambassador for the Shaping Us campaign for the Centre of Early Childhood, which was launched by Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.
Zara McDermott Age
She was born Zara Nicole McDermott on 14 December 1996 in Havering, England. She is 26 years old as of 2023.
Zara McDermott Husband
Is Zara McDermott married? She isn’t married and therefore doesn’t have a husband.
Zara McDermott Boyfriend
Love Island star Zara McDermott has been dating her boyfriend Sam Thompson since June 2019. Zara and Sam initially split in August after model Zara admitted to cheating on her partner during her stint on The X Factor in 2019, but the couple have since reunited. The Love Island star and her boyfriend are parents to cats Albus and Cedric.
Zara previously dated Adam Collard. Zara and Adam met on the 2018 series of Love Island and enjoyed an 8-month relationship before splitting in February 2019.
She revealed she’d spit from Adam in a statement: “I am heartbroken to announce that Adam and I have parted ways. I love him very much and will always have a special place in my heart for him and our time spent together.
“I have tried so hard to be the best person I can possibly be and to make it work. Sometimes in life, you just aren’t enough for someone; no matter what you do for them or how much you try to be.”
Zara McDermott Parents
She is the daughter of Alan and Karen McDermott.
Zara McDermott Strictly Come Dancing 2023
Zara McDermott was the seventh celebrity contestant confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing 2023. The news was revealed on Monday 7 August on Going Home with Vick and Jordan on BBC Radio 1.
Zara said: “I am so excited to be joining the world of Strictly! I grew up watching it every year with my nan and she was the biggest Strictly fan. We would dance around the house and I have such fond memories of that time in my life. I even remember the first ever series, and being mesmerised by all the beautiful dresses! I can’t wait to throw myself into this experience and start training. It’s going to be incredible.”
Zara joined Amanda Abbington, Angela Rippon, Layton Williams, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Eddie Kadi and Angela Scanlon in our line-up.
Zara McDermott Height
Strictly’s Zara McDermott stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (5′ 7″/1.70 m).
Zara McDermott Weight Loss
In November 2020, Made In Chelsea star Zara McDermott revealed she had undergone weight loss and lost three stone. Zara explained her motivation to overhaul her lifestyle was not to drop the pounds, but because she felt compelled to eat a healthier diet and exercise following her grandmother’s death.
Zara McDermott slammed a troll who claimed she weighs 7 stone. The follower commented on one of Zara’s posts: ‘I read that she’s 7st 7lbs and 5″6. If that’s true, she’s underweight. Body admittedly looks great but deffo underweight’ (sic).
In a lengthy post, Zara wrote: ‘Sorry to keep having to explain myself on here, but I am definitely not 7 stone 7lbs. I have learnt a lot about posting my exact before and after weight as it can be damaging, and that’s something I would never do now.
‘Yes I have shared that I lost almost 3 stone (actually less than three stone) but no one is completely aware of my weight at my absolute heaviest and my current weight.
‘It’s entirely unfair for people to make statements saying I weight a certain amount when they have never ever heard that from me. There is nothing wrong with me at a size 10 and me at a size 6. I love myself in both pics.
‘I just want to be helpful and motivate other people who are on the same path as me to lead a healthier lifestyle. It was never about weight loss. And it’s not about weight loss.’
Zara said for her motivation is to be able to run without being out of breath and ensure she has more fruit and vegetables in her diet, rather than gorging on pizza, takeaways and pasta.
She continued: ‘It’s about balance! As I have said before, I am naturally slim, but because I was in such a huge calorie surplus and eating so much, the poor quality of my diet overrode that!
‘I actually lost my nan a few years ago. And the reason for that was because she suffered a stroke, her arteries were so clogged up from such a poor diet which caused it. It was one my catalysts for making a change to my lifestyle!’
Zara McDermott Net Worth
Strictly Come Dancing’s Zara McDermott’s net worth is estimated to be £5 million.
Zara’s Instagram handle is @zara_mcdermott.