Zara McDermott shows off her toned figure in a tiny tie-dye leotard

She’s faced backlash for flouting Tier 4 rules and jetting abroad for a trip to the Maldives.

Yet Zara McDermott put the drama behind her as she took to Instagram on Friday night to share a collection of new sultry snaps.

The Love Island star, 24, geotagged herself in London on the photos after it was revealed she’d edited her social media snaps to try and hide the fact she’d travelled abroad during the England’s COVID-19 restrictions.

Back to it: Zara McDermott put her recent drama behind her as she took to Instagram on Friday night to share a collection of new sultry snaps

Back to it: Zara McDermott put her recent drama behind her as she took to Instagram on Friday night to share a collection of new sultry snaps

Back to it: Zara McDermott put her recent drama behind her as she took to Instagram on Friday night to share a collection of new sultry snaps 

Zara showed off her gym-toned physique as she posed in a tiny blue tie-dye leotard with long-sleeves. 

The model knew how to work her best angles as she posed up a storm in the racy number for a collection of snaps.

Zara styled her blonde locks into a loose sweptover hairdo, she added a slick of radiant make-up. 

Location: The Love Island star, 24, geotagged herself in London on the photos after it was revealed she'd edited her social media snaps to try and hide the fact she'd travelled abroad during the England's COVID-19 restrictions

Location: The Love Island star, 24, geotagged herself in London on the photos after it was revealed she'd edited her social media snaps to try and hide the fact she'd travelled abroad during the England's COVID-19 restrictions

Location: The Love Island star, 24, geotagged herself in London on the photos after it was revealed she’d edited her social media snaps to try and hide the fact she’d travelled abroad during the England’s COVID-19 restrictions 

Work it: Zara showed off her gym-toned physique as she posed in a tiny blue tie-dye leotard with long-sleeves from her Missguided edit

Work it: Zara showed off her gym-toned physique as she posed in a tiny blue tie-dye leotard with long-sleeves from her Missguided edit

Work it: Zara showed off her gym-toned physique as she posed in a tiny blue tie-dye leotard with long-sleeves from her Missguided edit 

Breakfast is served: Zara also shared videos of herself cooking breakfast for boyfriend Sam Thompson at their west London home

Breakfast is served: Zara also shared videos of herself cooking breakfast for boyfriend Sam Thompson at their west London home

Yum: With the Made In Chelsea star also posting the brunch to his own account

Yum: With the Made In Chelsea star also posting the brunch to his own account

Breakfast is served: Zara also shared videos of herself cooking breakfast for boyfriend Sam Thompson at their west London home, with the Made In Chelsea star also posting the brunch to his own account

The reality star captioned the photo with: ‘Loving the new casual pieces from my @missguided edit, they’re the best comfies ever! ✨ #ZaraMcDermottxMissguided ad.’ 

Zara also shared videos of herself cooking breakfast for boyfriend Sam Thompson at their west London home, with the Made In Chelsea star also posting the brunch to his own account.  

It comes after Zara continued to document her fitness regime to Instagram on Thursday after it was revealed she’d edited her social media snaps to try and hide the fact she’d travelled abroad during the England’s COVID-19 restrictions.

Sensational: Zara never turns her back on a chance to show off her toned physique and she continued that trend in tight sportswear on Thursday

Sensational: Zara never turns her back on a chance to show off her toned physique and she continued that trend in tight sportswear on Thursday

Sensational: Zara never turns her back on a chance to show off her toned physique and she continued that trend in tight sportswear on Thursday

Keeping fit: The Love Island star continued to document her fitness regime on Instagram, with one snap seeing her dressed in a black crop top and salmon leggings

Keeping fit: The Love Island star continued to document her fitness regime on Instagram, with one snap seeing her dressed in a black crop top and salmon leggings

Keeping fit: The Love Island star continued to document her fitness regime on Instagram, with one snap seeing her dressed in a black crop top and salmon leggings 

Zara slipped into a tight black crop top and salmon leggings as she posed in front of the mirror following another exercise session.

The star continued to display the results of her two stone weight loss by parading her toned abs in her latest post.

But it seemed that despite throwing herself into her new fitness regime, Zara wasn’t so keen on hitting the pavements for a run, after gyms were forced to close due to England’s new COVID-19 lockdown.

Keeping fit: Zara has never shied away from documenting her exercise routine, but on Thursday was clearly unhappy as she headed outside for a run in the freezing weather

Keeping fit: Zara has never shied away from documenting her exercise routine, but on Thursday was clearly unhappy as she headed outside for a run in the freezing weather

Keeping fit: Zara has never shied away from documenting her exercise routine, but on Thursday was clearly unhappy as she headed outside for a run in the freezing weather

In a video posted to boyfriend Sam Thompson’s Instagram Stories, the star moaned about heading outside for a run, but did celebrate running a new personal best.   

It comes after Zara was caught sharing an edited photo on Instagram on Wednesday, in an attempt to hide the fact she’d jetted to the Maldives.

The reality star had blurred out a backdrop which clearly showed she was in the tropical location.

The Love Island star’s attempt at pulling a fast one was revealed when fashion brand Missguided, who she was working with on the post, shared the unedited version.

Life's a beach! It comes after Zara was caught sharing an edited photo on Instagram on Wednesday, in an attempt to hide the fact she'd jetted to the Maldives

Life's a beach! It comes after Zara was caught sharing an edited photo on Instagram on Wednesday, in an attempt to hide the fact she'd jetted to the Maldives

Life’s a beach! It comes after Zara was caught sharing an edited photo on Instagram on Wednesday, in an attempt to hide the fact she’d jetted to the Maldives

She's come unstuck: Missguided, who was working with Zara on the post shared the same image but didn't remove the tropical backdrop

She's come unstuck: Missguided, who was working with Zara on the post shared the same image but didn't remove the tropical backdrop

She’s come unstuck: Missguided, who was working with Zara on the post shared the same image but didn’t remove the tropical backdrop

In both images, Zara posed in an appropriately named Missguided sports bra as she posed in a gym while on her luxury holiday, but the windows had been blurred out. 

In Missguided’s version of the same image, tropical leaves are visible in the background, giving away her true destination.

She wrote in the caption: ‘My edit with @missguided is HERE!!!! I hope you guys love it as much as I do! ❤️ 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!’ 

It’s little wonder that Zara wanted to hide where she was after receiving backlash for her decision to travel to the Maldives, breaking Tier 4 regulations.  

What's going on? The star was already accused by fans of disguising the fact she and boyfriend Sam were abroad by altering timestamps and sharing pre-recorded content on social media

What's going on? The star was already accused by fans of disguising the fact she and boyfriend Sam were abroad by altering timestamps and sharing pre-recorded content on social media

What’s going on? The star was already accused by fans of disguising the fact she and boyfriend Sam were abroad by altering timestamps and sharing pre-recorded content on social media

Zara and Sam, 28, were spotted flying out of London on December 27 – a week after rules came into place banning travel from Tier 4 areas on December 20. 

Before Zara’s latest post, fans had already accused the Made In Chelsea couple of disguising the fact they were abroad by altering timestamps and sharing pre-recorded content on social media.  

Zara has continued to share photos on her Instagram, marking her location as London, United Kingdom.  

MailOnline contacted a spokesperson for Zara McDermott for comment at the time.

A source told MailOnline Zara and Sam, who live together in west London, stayed at luxury resort Ayada Maldives, where they previously visited in December 2019.

Caught out: Last Tuesday, Zara shared screenshots of messages she had received to her Instagram Stories, showing a different time zone

Caught out: Last Tuesday, Zara shared screenshots of messages she had received to her Instagram Stories, showing a different time zone

Caught out: Last Tuesday, Zara shared screenshots of messages she had received to her Instagram Stories, showing a different time zone

Slip up?: She then changed to reflect the time on her Stories posts to give the illusion she was in London

Slip up?: She then changed to reflect the time on her Stories posts to give the illusion she was in London

Slip up?: She then changed to reflect the time on her Stories posts to give the illusion she was in London

On Monday night, Zara uploaded a photo of her to promote her new edit with fashion brand Missguided, tagging the location of the Instagram post, ‘London’. 

Fans of the couple became suspicious of their whereabouts last week, when eagle-eyed followers spotted something was off with Zara’s Instagram Stories. 

Zara then started to share screenshots of comments sent by her fans on her Instagram Stories – with one showing her local time to be 11:14pm, instead of just gone 7pm as it was in the UK. 

In a swiftly-deleted Instagram story, Zara posted a response from a fan, which read: ‘Accidentally unplug the TV whilst plugging the hoover in or just hoover in front of the TV’ alongside the comment: ‘This is a good one. “Babe I’m cleaning? Why are you complaining?”‘   

After viewers spotted her local time, the next interaction reflected the correct time in London.       

'Meant to be in the Maldives right now but whatever': Prior to their breakup, Zara and Sam had planned a trip to the Maldives in November alongside Louise Thompson and Ryan Libbey

'Meant to be in the Maldives right now but whatever': Prior to their breakup, Zara and Sam had planned a trip to the Maldives in November alongside Louise Thompson and Ryan Libbey

‘Meant to be in the Maldives right now but whatever’: Prior to their breakup, Zara and Sam had planned a trip to the Maldives in November alongside Louise Thompson and Ryan Libbey

At the point of Zara and Sam’s flight to the Maldives, London was under Tier 4 restrictions. 

Travel abroad for leisure is banned under Tier 4 guidelines with exceptions only allowing reasons such as work, education and childcare.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to the Maldives.

All travellers over the age of 11 must undertake an obligatory test for COVID-19 within 96 hours before departure. The traveller must show proof of a negative result before embarking.

In Tier 4, no household mixing is allowed, though one person can meet one other person outside in a public space, while all non-essential shops and businesses must close, including personal care and indoor entertainment.

Nobody can enter or leave Tier 4 areas and residents must not stay overnight away from home. 

While enjoying their holiday, the country has been plunged into a third lockdown, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirming the message from the government is to now ‘stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.’

Idyllic: Sam and Zara last holidayed together in the Maldives in December 2019, staying at luxury hotel Ayada (Zara pictured in the Maldives in Dec 2019)

Idyllic: Sam and Zara last holidayed together in the Maldives in December 2019, staying at luxury hotel Ayada (Zara pictured in the Maldives in Dec 2019)

Idyllic: Sam and Zara last holidayed together in the Maldives in December 2019, staying at luxury hotel Ayada (Zara pictured in the Maldives in Dec 2019) 

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