Love Island contestant Zara Holland has quit the show, due to illness in the family.
In a statement, she said:
“Im so sad to leave the villa but its important for me to get home and spend time with my mum while she gets better.
Ive had the time of my life on Love Island and would like to thank all of my fellow Islanders and the production team for all their support.”
Zara’s time on the show has been controversial:after she performed oral sex on fellow housemate Alex, the Miss Great Britain organisers made the decision to strip her of her title.
This decision has been polarising, with some viewers agreeing that Zara’s actions were “degrading to women”, but others arguing that the Miss GB organisers were “slut-shaming” Zara, and using the publicity for their own gain.
There is currently a petition (with 4568 signatures at the time of writing) trying to get Zara reinstated as Miss Great Britain.
She certainly seems to have been popular among viewers, who seem sorry that she’s left:
We hope that Zara’s mum, with her daughter back at home with her, gets well soon.