Zara McDermott, the popular reality TV star, was the fifth contestant to leave this season of Strictly Come Dancing. However, she believes that her past as a Love Island contestant hindered her chances of winning the competition. McDermott claims that viewers couldn't look past her reality TV background and it ultimately affected the number of votes she received.
In addition to her reality TV past, McDermott also cited a medical emergency involving her boyfriend, Sam Thompson, as a reason for not getting as much rehearsal time. Despite these challenges, McDermott remained positive and grateful for the experience, stating that she had the time of her life on Strictly Come Dancing.
Zara McDermott's departure from the show followed a dance-off against Adam Thomas. Both contestants gave it their all, but McDermott and her dance partner, Graziano Di Prima, landed at the bottom of the leaderboard and ultimately lost the dance-off.
The judges unanimously voted to save Adam Thomas and his partner, Luba Mushtuk, highlighting their remarkable performance during the dance-off. While McDermott expressed her disappointment, she thanked the judges, her partner, and her fellow contestants for the incredible experience.
McDermott's departure from Strictly Come Dancing marks the end of her journey on the show, but she assured everyone that she would support her former competitors in spirit. She also expressed her deep appreciation for her dance partner, Graziano Di Prima, and the friendship they had formed.
As the remaining nine couples prepare for the next round, the excitement continues to build. Strictly Come Dancing offers viewers a blend of talent and entertainment, and the competition is heating up. Stay tuned for more thrilling performances and surprises as the show progresses.