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Fighting for crown not an option: ex-Miss GB Zara Holland

By Kerri-Ann Roper

Published 24/06/2016

Former Miss Great Britain Zara Holland has said that campaigning to get her crown back is "not an option" for her at the moment.

The 20-year-old, from North Ferriby in East Yorkshire, was stripped of her title after she was shown getting intimate with 24-year-old scaffolder Alex Bowen on the Love Island reality television show.

She initially chose to stay on the ITV2 programme after finding out she had lost her title, but left days later when her mother, Cheryl, fell ill.

A petition set up by fans who want her to be reinstated as Miss Great Britain has garnered more than 19,000 signatures so far.

"I would love more than anything to have my crown back, but I don't think that's an option now because there's a new Miss Great Britain," she said, adding she regretted what she did.

Miss North Lanarkshire Deone Robertson has officially been named as the new Miss Great Britain. The Miss Great Britain organisation said that the decision to remove Holland's title was taken with "deep regret".

The organisation also later tweeted a message, adding: "To be clear, we have no problem at all with sex - it is perfectly natural. We simply cannot condone what happened on national television."

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