Zara McDermott has written an open letter to her ex-boyfriend Sam Thompson, begging for his forgiveness after cheating on him.

The former Love Island star, 23, described her behaviour as “immature” and a “huge mistake” in the typed apology on her Instagram stories.

There has been much speculation in the last few weeks that the star cheated on her Made In Chelsea boyfriend with music boss Brahim Fouradi while taking part in X Factor: Celebrity last year.


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This is the first time the young model has spoken out since the rumour surfaced.

In the post, Zara wrote: “Hey everyone, I just wanted to address the recent speculation in the media.

“A huge mistake I made a year ago has recently come to light and I want to face this head on.


“I don’t condone being unfaithful and I made a huge mistake at a time in my life where I was hugely selfish and immature.

“I believe I have learnt so much from my mistake.

“I want to apologise to my Sam for everything I have put him through, for the pain, the embarrassment, the anger and the hurt.

“All I want to do is make this right and I think the least he deserves is me being honest with myself and all of you.


“I love you Sam. Forever.”

Sam broke things off with Zara after uncovering her betrayal, and she had to move out of his London home and back to her parents place in Essex, although she is now on a girly break in Cyprus.

Last week, Zara eluded to the break on her Instagram stories, posting a snap of her and her cat with the caption: “Isn’t it crazy how animals just know when you’re feeling sad.”

Moments before, Zara posted a thought-provoking quote which read: “We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past.

“But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future.”