Strictly's Zara McDermott plans to be 'sexiest star yet' with daring wardrobe choices

Zara McDermott, 26, is reportedly planning on being Strictly Come Dancing’s “sexiest star yet” as she prepares for the series.

The former Love Island star is one of the 15 celebrities taking part in the series which will air on BBC One and be hosted by Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman. 

“Zara is absolutely stunning and puts in the work at the gym so she’s rightly proud of her body,” a source said of Zara’s Strictly announcement. 

“Plus she’s young, fun and into fashion so she’s told the team she’s up for anything they throw at her – the shorter and skimpier the better, really.”

“Zara knows she is the glam girl in this year’s cast and is up for the challenge of being the show’s sexiest star yet,” they told The Sun.

Zara became famous for appearing on season four of Love Island but she went on to make documentaries for BBC Three about eating disorders and revenge porn.

The star, who is in a relationship with Made In Chelsea’s Sam Thompson, recently admitted she has no dancing experience. 

She said on BBC Radio One following her Strictly announcement: “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.”

The documentary maker added: “I even remember the first ever series, and being mesmerised by all the beautiful dresses.

“I can’t wait to throw myself into this experience and start training. I have zero dance experience. I don’t even dance in a nightclub – I’m that petrified of dancing.”

Zara is waiting to find out who she will be partnered up with on the BBC programme which will return to screens next month. 

She will be competing alongside Angela Rippon, Amanda Abbington, Layton Williams, Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Eddie Kadi, Angela Scanlon, Adam Thomas, Nikita Kanda, Ellie Leach, Jody Cundy, Bobby Brazier, Nigel Harman, Annabel Croft and Les Dennis.

According to the bookies, EastEnders’ actor Bobby is the favourite to win the Glitterball Trophy at present. 

He plays Freddie Slater in the BBC soap and his mother was the late Jade Goody who was a Big Brother contestant three times. 

Strictly Come Dancing lands on BBC One later this year on a date yet to be announced.