Dumped Love Island bombshell Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown has revealed a huge row between her and Tom Clare was reportedly not aired on the ITV show.
The model and property developer, 25, enjoyed a brief romance with Tom but they soon cooled things off when he showed interest in Olivia, Ellie and Samie.
Speaking to Grazia, she said: ‘The argument with Tom was unaired and it’s weird that it wasn’t aired actually – context wise it would have made sense why the challenge went the way it did.
‘Me and Tom had an amazing day – it was probably the best day we had together in the villa. We got ready for the evening and me and the girls were sitting by the firepit.
‘Then Tom come storming over like ‘Zara, come here, I need to talk to you.’ He was literally raging.’
‘He was literally raging’: Dumped Love Island bombshell Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown has revealed a huge row between her and Tom Clare was reportedly not aired on the ITV show
She added: ‘I went to touch his shoulder but he squirmed away from me. He said, ‘The boys and everyone else have been saying all this stuff about you. Apparently, you fancy Aaron and you’ve been using Shaq to make me jealous.”
Zara then explained that the challenge happened soon after that, and what Tom had said had made her think people were speaking about her behind her back.
She claims Tom later admitted he ‘would have picked her for all three but he thought it’d be boring’.
‘I genuinely think me and Tom calling it a day was the best thing that we could have done because we weren’t ever actually on the same page. Like a flame, we burned quick, and it was just more physical attraction.
‘The fact we weren’t each other’s types intrigued us to try and make a go of it, but ultimately it didn’t work out.’
It comes after Zara insisted she was perfectly content with her entire time in the villa despite being left furious after Tom kissed Ellie Spence behind her back.
During an appearance on spin-off show Aftersun on Sunday, Zara was adamant she had ‘no regrets’ despite causing chaos on the show after she broke the news of Tom’s dalliance with Ellie, 25, to her fellow Islanders.
On Monday, Zara fumed as she learned of Tom’s kiss with Ellie just hours after the pair had decided to end their coupling.
Ex: The model and property developer, 25, enjoyed a brief romance with Tom but they soon cooled things off when he showed interest in Olivia, Ellie and Samie
The instalment saw Tanya Manhenga, 22, spill the beans to Zara, after Will Young, 23, let slip the big secret earlier.
And despite Tanya begging Zara to keep quiet, the model insisted her former love rival Olivia Hawkins, 27, who Tom was coupled-up with needed to hear the truth.
However, despite appearing furious and setting the cat amongst the pigeons in the villa after Tom and Ellie’s kiss, Zara insisted on Sunday that she would not change a thing, adding that she and Tom had a strong bond when they first got together.
When asked if she had any doubts about going straight for Tom by show host Maya Jama, 28, Zara responded: ‘I regret nothing. Our connection was completely mutual. It’s really intense in there, a day feels like a week.
Happy: It comes after Zara insisted she was perfectly content with her entire time in the villa despite being left furious after Tom kissed Ellie Spence behind her back
‘He really put his eggs in my basket at one point. What more could I ask for? Until he turned into Terrace Tom.’
However, she seemed unimpressed that Tom chose to keep his options open with Ellie and Olivia, adding: ‘He does say one thing to one girl and one thing to another, I don’t think he actually knows what he wants. Maybe it’s his age.’
On what originally attracted her to Tom, she said: ‘His eyes! They stare into your soul. He’s very relaxing.’
Angry: On Monday, Zara fumed as she learned of Tom’s kiss with Ellie just hours after the pair had decided to end their coupling
Meanwhile, Zara sung Shaq Muhammad’s praises after the pair got on during their time on the show together, hinting she could have seen something working out between the pair of the opportunity had presented itself.
She said: ‘He’s from my area, me and him just clicked but I saw the connection between him and Tanya and I didn’t want to ruin that,’ before adding that she’d like to see Shaq and Tanya in the final.
On Tuesday, semi-professional footballer Tom shocked Olivia as he attempted to cover his tracks when it came to kissing Ellie, claiming he kissed her on a different day than Olivia stated.
Love Island continues on Monday on ITV2 and ITVX at 9pm.
LOVE ISLAND 2023: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Tanya Manhenga
Occupation: Student and model
Something not many people know about her: ‘I have Vitiligo, which is a skin pigmentation, you may not even notice it.’
‘It’s on my lip and I have a stripe on my hair. Not many people know that but I think it’s quite cute.’
‘I don’t care about covering it up all the time, I think it’s a vibe.’
Name: Lana Jenkins
Occupation: Makeup artist
Something not many people know about her: ‘In my work as a makeup artist I’ve worked with lots of celebrities.
‘Also, when I was 6-years-old I used to live in Spain and I was in an episode of Benidorm as an extra.’
Name: Tanyel Revan
Location: North London
Occupation: Hair stylist
Something not many people know about her: ‘My celebrity crush is Channing Tatum – I don’t like pretty boys, they give me the ‘ick’ because they always have a crap personality.’
‘Channing Tatum is handsome but not too pretty. He’s manly and he can dance.’
‘If a man can dance I’m in love with him straight away.’
Name: Olivia Hawkins
Occupation: Ring girl and actress
Something not many people know about her: ‘I did a film with Jason Statham and had a nice 10-minute convo about life.’
‘I’ve been a ring girl for KSI, I played a waitress in James Bond with Daniel Craig and I’ve also been a body double for Michelle Keegan and Emma Watson.’
Name: Tom Clare
Occupation: Semi-Pro Footballer
Something not many people know about him: I’m a High School Musical fan
Name: Aaron Waters
Something not many people know about him: He thinks his appearance on Love Island UK was ‘diving timing’
Name: Ellie Spence
Occupation: Business Development Executive at a law firm
Something not many people know about her: “When I was drunk I climbed over the gates of my friend’s house, fell and almost lost my leg.”
Name: Samie Elishi
Occupation: Senior Estate Agent Coordinator
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’m a really honest person and I have no filter. I won’t take rubbish from anyone, especially when it comes to guys!’
Name: Kai Fagan
Occupation: Science and PE teacher
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a Jamaican citizen. Because of that I played rugby 7s for Jamaica.’
‘I play semi-professional rugby now for Burnage RFC.’
‘I’ve technically got three different degrees and went to three different unis.’
Name: Ron Hall
Occupation: Financial advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘On meeting me, you’d never know I am blind in one eye.’
‘It was the result of a football injury when I was 8. I’ve got two different coloured eyes, one blue and one green.’
Name: Will Young
Something not many people know about him: ‘Every night I light a candle and meditate for 20-25 minutes.’
‘A girl I was seeing told me to meditate, I tried it and loved it. I stopped seeing her and carried on meditating!
‘It’s a nice way to self reflect.’
Name: Shaq Muhammad
Occupation: Airport security officer
Something not many people know about him: ‘I’m a very emotional person. It can be a blessing and a curse.’
‘Every time I watch Dear John I cry.
That’s my favourite film. Any time I’m with someone and they say, ‘Let’s watch a romantic film’, I’m like, ‘How about Dear John, how does that sound?’
Name: Jessie Wynter
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Something you may not know about her: She was on series two of Love Island Australia
Name: Spencer Wilks
Occupation: E-Commerce Business Owner
Something not many people know about him: He loves Justin Bieber
Name: Jordon Odofin
Occupation: Senior HR Advisor
Something not many people know about him: ‘I don’t have a twin but everyone says me and one of my brothers look identical’
Name: Casey O’Gorman
Occupation: Recruitment Consultant
Something not many people know about her: ‘I’m really squeamish. I once cut my hand and passed out’