Love Island's Zara McDermott CONFIRMS romance with Sam Thompson

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Love Island star Zara McDermott has confirmed her relationship with Made In Chelsea's Sam Thompson.  

TV personality Zara, 22, appears to be completely smitten with the Celebs Go Dating hunk, 26, as she has left flirty messages under his shirtless Instagram snaps in recent days. 

The pair's budding romance comes just weeks after the former government advisor cooled off her relationship with singer Olly Murs, while Sam split from former co-star Sophie 'Habbs' Habboo in December last year.

New couple: Love Island star Zara McDermott has confirmed her relationship with Made In Chelsea's Sam Thompson

Loved-up: The TV star's new romance with the beauty marks his first relationship since December last year

New couple: Love Island star Zara McDermott (L) has confirmed her relationship with Made In Chelsea's Sam Thompson (R)

Sam's representative confirmed to MailOnline that the couple are dating, while Zara's representatives declined to comment. 

Under one picture, the honey-blonde bombshell gushed: 'I ❤️ U', before commenting 'Beautiful' under another image of Sam with his close pal Pete Wicks.

In images obtained by The Sun, the TV stars put on a very cosy display as they held hands while heading out for breakfast in London earlier this week.  

'I ❤️ U': Reality star Zara, 22, appears to be completely smitten with the Celebs Go Dating hunk, 26, as she has leaving flirty messages under his shirtless Instagram snaps in recent days

'I ❤️ U': Reality star Zara, 22, appears to be completely smitten with the Celebs Go Dating hunk, 26, as she has leaving flirty messages under his shirtless Instagram snaps in recent days

In awe: Under one picture, the honey-blonde bombshell gushed: 'I ❤️ U', before commenting 'Beautiful' under another image of Sam with his close pal Pete Wicks

In awe: Under one picture, the honey-blonde bombshell gushed: 'I ❤️ U', before commenting 'Beautiful' under another image of Sam with his close pal Pete Wicks

News of their romance comes just weeks after the reality starlet spoke about how she has put the breaks on her relationship with X Factor star Olly, 35, due to the couple's 12-year age gap.

Zara bragged although she was Olly's 'type on paper', the feeling wasn't mutual because he is 'a lot older'.  

Speaking to to The Sun, Zara admitted: 'He definitely thought I was his type on paper. He's a lot older than me though.

'I feel really annoyed now because it's awkward. Everyone thinks I'm dating bl**dy Olly Murs.

'Imagine my ideal man wants to slide into my DMs but they think I'm with Olly. It's not ideal.'

She went on to reveal the musician invited her to watch an episode of The Voice because she wants to get into the music world.

Not wanting to go into further detail, she added the Thinking Of Me singer was 'lovely' to her, but insisted: 'that's all I can say.' 

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