Zara McDermott admits she first met Sam Thompson back in 2017 before she starred on Love Island

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Zara McDermott revealed on Wednesday that she and Made in Chelsea beau Sam Thompson met for the first time way back in 2017 at a nightclub.

The reality star – who recently rekindled her flame with Sam – shared a picture of the night in response to a follower asking for a snap from when the pair first met.

“I first met Sam on this night,” she explained. “I actually didn’t really know who he was until my friend told me!

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“When we started dating I had a flashback to this night and remembered we had met at this club! I think it was 2017 or 2018 but we obvs didn’t get a pic together cos that would have been weird.

“I hadn’t done Love Island at this point and I was still working in the government.”

Zara found fame on Love Island after her appearance on the show’s fourth season back in 2018.

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She spent 10 days in the villa coupled up with Adam Collard, but was dumped from the island halfway through the show.

Since leaving the villa, she’s amassed a whopping 1.4 million followers on Instagram and found popularity on the photo sharing social media platform.

Zara ended up on Made in Chelsea due to her romance with Sam and she was a firm favourite of fans since her first appearance on the show.

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But it hasn’t all been smooth sailing for the couple. The pair were at the centre of this season of Made in Chelsea after their dramatic split amidst the mess of a cheating scandal.

Zara confessed to cheating on Sam with music boss who she met from her stint on X Factor: Celebrity in 2019.

Zara’s unfaithfulness brought their romance to a heart-stopping halt at the start of the season and viewers spent the rest of the show’s stint wondering if Sam would take her back.

But fans of the couple were satisfied in the last episode when the couple decided to give things another go. The pair now appear to be more loved up than ever and seem to be getting their relationship back on track.

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