Love Island’s Zara McDermott cheated on Sam Thompson with music boss Brahim Fouradi during X Factor Celebrity

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FURIOUS Sam Thompson dumped Zara McDermott after finding out she’d cheated with music boss Brahim Fouradi.

The Made In Chelsea star ended their 16-month relationship after getting wind of what happened during her time on X Factor: Celebrity, HOAR can reveal.

Zara McDermott was dumped after cheating with music boss Brahim

A source close to Zara explained: “Sam suspected quite early on that something was going on between Zara and Brahim, and there was a big confrontation.

“She was spending increasing amounts of time with him backstage, and hanging around after hours.

“Sam found out and kicked off. He’s devastated about how things have turned out.”

The insider said the pair carried out their trysts in the posh London flat that X Factor bosses had laid on for the band to stay in during the show.

Brahim Fouradi appearing on The X Factor’s spin-off show in 2015

Zara on X Factor: Celebrity in November in group No Love Lost

Sam and Zara, seen on a recent holiday, split after he found out

The pair met thanks to his job working on the show as an A&R director for Syco – but he has since left the company and is now understood to be living in Holland.

Love Island beauty Zara, 23, and reality star Sam’s split shocked fans when it was revealed yesterday.

The break-up saw her booted out of the 28-year-old’s home near Chelsea, with the star moving back in with her parents in Essex.

The revelation comes just days after Sam’s sister Louise posted a cryptic tweet about cheaters.

Zara performing with her fellow Islanders on X Factor: Celebrity

Brahim was there thanks to his job as a music boss

A source said Zara was ‘spending increasing amounts of time with him’

She wrote: “Cheaters always want you to be loyal while they’re being unfaithful.”

Sam had been hoping to marry Zara little more than a year after they started dating.

Told by Celebs Go Dating’s Paul Brunson: “You need to propose by the end of the year”, he insisted: “I actually will.”

Zara appeared on X Factor: Celebrity last year appearing alongside Eyal Booker, Samira Mighty and West Nelson in group No Love Lost.

Sam and Zara at the Celebs Go Dating finale in August last year

The show ran from mid-October to the end of November 2019, with the winner picking up a contract from Simon Cowell’s Syco Music.

HOAR has contacted both Zara and Brahim for comment, but did not receive a response.