Zara McDermott is slammed for editing photo to hide backdrop after ‘breaking lockdown restrictions’

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After breaking Tier 4 restrictions to fly to the Maldives, Zara McDermott has appeared to edit her photo and remove her tropical backdrop.

The reality star, who admitted to meeting Sam Thompson before she went on Love Island, took to Instagram to post a picture of herself wearing her new clothing edit with brand Missguided.

In the snap, the 24 year old is wearing a brown crop top as she poses in the gym.

She captioned it: "My edit with @missguided is HERE!!!! I hope you guys love it as much as I do!

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"So today we are dropping the first few styles, and over the next few days we will be adding lots and lots of extras to keep your eyes peeled.

"To celebrate we are doing an amazing giveaway! You can win 500 Missguided Dollars for you AND your BFF to spend on my Missguided Edit!!!," she wrote.

However, Missguided posted the same picture on their own Instagram and in that snap a sunny, tropical location can be seen in the background.

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Eagled-eyed Instagram users noticed the change in backgrounds and took to the comments section to share their views.

One person wrote: "Forgot to edit the picture? Unforgivable that someone would break Tier 4 travel rules and fly off to the Maldives."

A second added: "Love that she doctored them pic on her own page to try pretend it wasn't taken in the Maldives. she's so unlikeable, weird choice by missguided." [sic]

"You really need to address the fact she has clearly broken the rules???? It's not ok to just ignore this," [sic] an angry person wrote on Missguided's account.

The Love Island star and her boyfriend Sam, 27, were allegedly spotted flying out to the Maldives on December 27 to ring in the New Year.

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But, the brunette beauty, who got a tattoo tribute to her other half, continued to post photos on her Instagram with her location marked as London.

A source told MailOnline: "Zara has been posting pre-recorded content – but she messed up.

"She posted screenshots of messages she received on her Instagram stories showing a time zone, which is hours ahead of the UK. As soon as followers started commenting, she quickly deleted the stories."

OK! Online have reached out to Zara's representatives for comment.

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