Zara was famously stripped of her beauty pageant title earlier this year, after she and fellow ‘Love Island’ participant Alex Bowen had sex on television, which Miss GB organisers claimed breached the rules of her contract.
Zara and her replacement, Deone Robertson, were said to have had an “aggressive” confrontation following their appearance alongside one another on Thursday’s (18 August) ‘Loose Women’, but the star has now offered her side of the story.
An insider tells The Sun: “Deone approached Zara to say she hoped there were no hard feelings, and that she wished her all the best. Zara replied that she had no issues with her, but the way it was all handled, and that the Miss Great Britain organisation should have let her know.”
The newspaper claims that things then took an “aggressive” turn, at which point security intervened, though Zara has insisted this is far from the case.
Her representative insists to MailOnline: “Zara was not removed or asked to leave the ‘Loose Women’ studios today. She left of her own accord following her appearance on the show and with her mum.”
An ITV security guard has also tweeted that he can “safely say this never happened”.
However, Zara did have plenty to say to Deone during their joint interview, namely that as someone who “stands up for women”, she wouldn’t have taken the crown from someone else.
Deone then explained to her predecessor: “If I didn’t take it, someone else would have and this is my dream too.
“You gave it up. You made the choice. Zara worked really hard to win and she did lots of charity work. But if you can’t fulfill your role, it does say in the rules that it goes to the runner-up.”
Zara previously said of the controversy: “I am a 20-year-old girl who was in the moment. There are lots of girls my age who go out every week and do that — mine was just on national TV.”