Zara McDermott Will Be the First ‘Love Island’ Star to Appear on ‘Strictly’

MailOnline says that Zara McDermott will be the first person from Love Island to show up on Strictly Come Dancing. After talking with the show’s makers about it, she will sign up in the next few days.

According to reports, BBC executives think that having the 26-year-old star on the show will help bring in younger viewers and give her more chances to work with the station.

Zara is currently dating Sam Thompson from the TV show Made in Chelsea. She became famous in 2018 after appearing on Love Island and competing on the X-Factor: Celebrity.

Since then, her popularity has only grown. She now has 1.7 million fans because she and her boyfriend have kept making content for social media sites like TikTok and Instagram together. The happy couple can be seen in a lot of different movies, most of which are about dancing.

A Strictly source told MailOnline, “Zara is the perfect signing for Strictly, not only is she beautiful and glamorous but she is hardworking and will take being on the show very seriously. She’s absolutely loved the experience of documentary making and is over the moon to further her relationship with the BBC by signing up to Strictly. It is a dream come true for her and becoming the first former Love Island star to do so is the icing on the cake.”