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Love Island’s Zara Holland apologises to Barbados after ‘trying to flee’ with Covid-hit lover


LOVE Island’s Zara Holland has apologised to Barbados after “trying to flee” and says it was a “massive mix up”.

The ex-beauty queen, 25, was held by police with boyfriend ­Elliott Love for trying to leave Barbados after her alleged Covid escape bid was foiled.

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The pair are accused of attempting to flee when he tested positive for the virus.

In a statement issued by her rep to website Barbados Today, the Love Island star called the saga a “misunderstanding”.

She said: “I firstly wish to apologise to the entire country of Barbados for what has been a massive mix up and misunderstanding during my most recent stay.”

Zara added: “I am currently working closely with the local authorities to rectify any issues on my part and will issue an update and full statement which I think is the only right thing to do to the Government and citizens of Barbados.

“I have been a guest of this lovely island in excess of 20 years and would never do anything to jeopardise an entire nation that I have nothing but love and respect for and which has treated me as a family.”

Zara and her boyfriend Elliott are accused of attempting to flee the island when he tested positive for coronavirus

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Zara and her boyfriend Elliott are accused of attempting to flee the island when he tested positive for coronavirusCredit: Instagram

Zara was seen “crying and distressed” after her alleged Covid escape bid was foiled.

A source said: “They were ­pacing up and down inside the perimeter.

Zara spent most of her time crying and was very distressed.

“She provided a second negative result on Thursday and has been allowed to leave.”

Self-employed Elliott, 30, must now stay at the facility for at least ten days and provide two negative tests before he can leave.

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They face an anxious wait as authorities decide what action to take against them.

The Sun told yesterday that ­Elliott tested positive for the virus at the start of a new year holiday.

They allegedly cut off their red Covid armbands and caught a cab to the airport to avoid being put in the Harrison’s Point centre.

Police detained the couple — who have visited the island several times before — as they went through airport security.





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