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New Miss GB says Zara Holland's crown won't be reinstated

Published 21/06/2016

Zara Holland
Zara Holland

Deone Robertson, who is the new Miss Great Britain after Zara Holland was stripped of the title due to having sex on Love Island, insists the reality star won't get her crown back.

Zara Holland won't get her Miss Great Britain title back, according to her replacement.

Deone Robertson, who was the runner-up of Zara's contest, was given the crown after Zara was stripped of the honour when she had sex on ITV2 show Love Island.

Since pageant organisers' decision, a petition has been launched to reinstate Zara as Miss GB, and has so far garnered more than 9,000 signatures.

However, Deone thinks it's extremely unlikely that Zara will get her title back.

"The power of social media is incredibly powerful isn't it?" Deone told the Daily Mirror newspaper. "It's great to see she has such amazing support but I can't see that happening because unfortunately, rules are rules. It's very tricky."

The 28-year-old beauty also said that while no-one is saying Zara "did anything wrong" by sleeping with Alex Bowen less than 24 hours after he entered the house, the rules of holding a title like Miss Great Britain are very clear, and also on the website.

"We are supposed to be role models for young girls and represent our chosen charities - (Zara) knew this," Deone continued. "Everyone is briefed before entering a pageant. It's drummed into your head. There are contracts in place. You can't be be seen naked or topless and you definitely cannot have sex on TV.

"The rules are all on the website. Some say they're outdated but at the end of the day, rules are rules and you have to stick to them."

Deone added that Zara's situation has put her off entering a similar reality show contest.

"I think the idea of someone watching you all the time is scary," she continued. "I love these reality shows but I don't think I could actually be on one."

Zara has since quit Love Island to return to the U.K. after her mother was taken ill.

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