Zara McDermott showcased her impressive body transformation as she hit the gym ahead of competing on Strictly Come Dancing this autumn.
The Love Island star, 26, has been busy lifting weights and working on her flexibility as she prepares to start training for the BBC show.
Taking to Instagram during her latest workout, Zara looked incredible in a fitted grey top which she teamed with lilac sports leggings.
Showcasing her peachy bottom, the TV star stood slightly to the side and penned: ‘Needed’, alongside a weightlifter emoji.
In a separate post, Zara compared the muscle definition of her glutes from when she first started weight training.
Dancer in the making! Zara McDermott showcased her impressive body transformation as she hit the gym ahead of competing on Strictly Come Dancing this autumn
Working out: The documentary maker showed off her barbell squat as she displayed her peachy bottom in a pair of bright pink leggings
Impressive: The Love Island star, 26, has been busy lifting weights and working on her flexibility as she prepares to start training for the BBC show
Earlier this month, the documentary maker showed off her impressive flexibility as she displayed her jaw dropping figure in a pair of bright pink leggings.
She sported a lilac sports bra with the skintight leggings as she stretched and sat in the splits.
She penned: ‘Mobility & cardio are my current priorities when it comes to my fitness, trying to prep my body as best I can for 2 weeks and I will have my splits back properly’.
In another clip, the influencer posed up a storm for gym mirror selfies showcasing her chiselled abs.
She then moved on to perform barbell squats and increased the weight as she went along before completing deadlifts.
Zara wrote: ‘Getting back in my flow, I’ve been away from home for 6 weeks. One final week at work this week in Ibiza and then I’m back in the UK & back on my grind & trying to loosen up these tight hamstrings today’.
It comes after Zara’s boyfriend Sam Thompson assured fans his girlfriend won’t become victim to the notorious Strictly Curse, after she was unfaithful to him four years ago.
In a new interview, Sam reflected on Zara’s cheating past which saw the reality star’s affair while she was on The X Factor play out on Made In Chelsea.
Amazing: Taking to Instagram during her latest workout, Zara looked incredible in a fitted grey top which she teamed with lilac sports leggings
Transformation: In a separate post, Zara compared the muscle definition of her glutes from when she first started weight training
In 2020, the couple briefly split after the bombshell revelation Zara had cheated on the television personality a year before. They reunited months later after she issued a grovelling apology.
Sam said on his Staying Relevant podcast with Pete Wicks: ‘She was 22… so f****** young. You know when you look at them and you go, ‘She ain’t going to do that again?’I could see in her face.
‘You can just tell when someone has a beautiful heart and a beautiful soul and just f***** up.’
Sam admitted he had been unfaithful to other girlfriends in the past, including Tiffany Watson but has always been loyal to his girlfriend Zara.
He added: ‘You’d be some w***** to have done it yourself and can’t forgive.’
At the time her affair with someone in the music industry during her stint on Celebrity X Factor came to light, Zara owned up to her mistakes.
She said: ‘A huge mistake I made a year ago has recently come to light and I want to face this head on.
‘I don’t condone being unfaithful and I made a huge mistake at a time in my life where I was hugely selfish and immature.
‘I believe I have learnt so much from my mistake. I want to apologise to my Sam for everything I have put him through, for the pain, the embarrassment, the anger and the hurt.
‘All I want to do is make this right and I think the least he deserves is me being honest with myself and all of you. I love you Sam. Forever x’.
Training: She penned: ‘Mobility & cardio are my current priorities when it comes to my fitness, trying to prep my body as best I can for 2 weeks and I will have my splits back properly’
Loved-up: It comes after Zara’s boyfriend Sam Thompson assured fans his girlfriend won’t become victim to the notorious Strictly Curse , after she was unfaithful to him four years ago
Zara is the first ever Love Island contestant to appear on the BBC show.
Bosses believe having her on the programme will attract more younger people to watch the show and give her the opportunity to further her career with the broadcaster.
The influencer has a large social media following after rising to fame on Love Island in 2018 and competing on The X Factor: Celebrity the following year, performing for Simon Cowell on the ITV series.
Zara’s audience has since grown, with the star amassing over 1.7million followers, as she continues to team up with boyfriend and TV presenter Sam on TikTok and Instagram videos, which often feature the pair showcasing their dance moves.
Up until now, the BBC has not recruited anyone who has found fame on Love Island to compete for the Glitterball trophy, but they believe due to her focus on documentary making that Zara fits the bill.
Zara has fronted several documentaries for BBC Three including about her experience of revenge porn and the rise of eating disorders among teens, which are topics that resonate with her young fanbase.
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Angela says: ‘Having been a fan of Strictly since day one, and as a former presenter of Come Dancing, this will be quite an adventure for me. A scary one, considering I’m about to be 79. But I’m looking forward to the challenge, and perhaps being able to learn to dance the Argentine Tango.’
Amanda says: ‘I’m thrilled to have been asked to do Strictly. I’m actually really shy and self-conscious so this will be a great opportunity for me to overcome those things.’
Layton says: ‘Absolutely buzzing to confirm that I will be taking part in THE most iconic dance competition in the UK! It’s time to bring it to the Ballroom. So excited to learn new skills from the best. Bring on the sequins… ALL the sequins!’
Krishnan says: ‘I’m surprised, delighted and slightly confused to find myself taking part in Strictly on the basis of ‘You only live once!’ I can’t wait to start learning to dance, but I am slightly worried about my general decrepitude.’
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Eddie says: ‘WOW. Anyone who knows me, understands that music and dance is so important and central to who I am. I’m so unbelievably proud and honoured that Strictly and the BBC have asked me to join the 2023 Team. I promise you, I’m going to give it everything I’ve got. This is going to be a VIBE.
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Angela says: ‘I’m not particularly fit, I’ve no idea how my pelvic floor is going to react to this dancing. I’ve never done any dances apart from drunken jiving at a wedding!’
Profession: Documentary maker and former Love Island star
Zara says: ‘I am so excited to be joining the world of Strictly! I grew up watching it every year with my nan and she was the biggest Strictly fan. We would dance around the house and I have such fond memories of that time in my life.’
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Adam says: ‘I can’t dance to save my life but I’m buzzing to learn and have a good laugh with my pro. Get me on that dance floor…I can’t wait!’
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Nikita says: ‘I can’t believe I’m going to be on Strictly. This is a dream come true. I’m still pinching myself. I don’t think it will properly sink in until I step onto the dancefloor. I can’t wait to get glammed up and get out there. Throw the glitter on me!’
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Ellie says: ‘It still doesn’t feel real that I’m going to be doing Strictly!! It’s always been a dream of mine so I guess dreams really do come true!!!!’
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Jody says: ‘I’m looking forward to the challenge and pushing myself way out of my comfort zone, especially as I’m always last onto the dance floor. Can’t wait to get stuck in, bring on the glitter and sequins.’
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Bobby says: ‘I’m so excited to be part of the Strictly line up, I can’t wait to start training like a professional dancer and adding a few moves to my locker. I’m looking forward to performing in-front of everyone.’
Nigel says: ‘I’m amazed, excited, and terrified to be doing Strictly. As an armchair fan of the show I have watched in awe as people have twirled and gyrated across the screen. And now it’s my turn…..gulp!’
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Annabel says: ‘I have always loved watching Strictly and can’t quite believe I’m going to be part of this magical show – swapping tennis balls for glitter balls and looking forward to finding some joyfulness in the process.’
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Les says: ‘I’m thrilled to be doing this iconic wonderful show as I approach my 70th birthday! In my career I’ve always gone for challenges outside my comfort zone and this is the ultimate one! Can’t wait.’