Last week it was announced that Love Island contestant and Miss Great Britain Zara Holland would lose her title for having sex on the reality series. However, Zara has been defending herself saying she was never told she couldn't have sex on TV.

The organisation gave her title to 2016's runner up Deone Robertson, and released a statement on Twitter saying; "We pride ourselves on promoting the positivity of pageants in modern society and this includes the promotion of a strong, positive female role model in our winners.

"The feedback we have received from pageant insiders and members of the general public is such that we cannot promote Zara as a positive role model moving forward.

"We wholly understand that everyone makes mistakes, but Zara, as an ambassador for Miss Great Britain, simply did not uphold the responsibility expected of the title."

Zara has since left the show over the weekend as her mother is ill (she insists the two incidents are not related) but has defended herself over the controversial decision, telling The Sun; "Miss Great Britain did not tell me I couldn’t have sex on the show. They gave a written letter of permission to say I could do Love Island and they haven’t spoken to me since, which I am very confused about. The only thing I have seen is a statement on Twitter.

"I am a 20-year-old girl who was in the moment,’ she said. ‘There are lots of girls my age who go out every week and do that — mine was just on national TV."

"I haven’t committed a crime, so why should I have my title taken from me? It’s horrific."

An online petition has been organised calling for Zara to be reinstated and has been signed by 12,000 people, while 78% of our readers also voted that Zara's title should not have been removed.