Cheryl Hackney has admitted she wasn't exactly impressed with her daughter's steamy session with her fellow contestant on the ITV2 reality show.
Speaking to Heat magazine, she said: "I’m really surprised by Zara’s behaviour – it’s definitely out of character.
"But, although it’s not her proudest moment, she hasn’t committed any crime.”
Cheryl, who fans also know as one of the antiques experts on 'Dickinson's Real Deal', also said that Miss Great Britain bosses were wrong to strip Zara of her Miss GB title over the incident.
"I'm disappointed they took her title away - I hoped they would understand that all young women make mistakes," she added.
Cheryl was speaking before she took ill over the weekend, prompting Zara to quit the 'Love Island' to be with her.
She told The Mirror she “saw it coming”, explaining: “We are supposed to be role models for young girls and represent our chosen charities - she knew this.
Since Zara had her title taken away, almost 10,000 people have signed a petition with the hope that the pageant will reinstate her.
The star had previously expressed her regret of sleeping with Alex, having broken her own 'no sex' rule.
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