Zara McDermott

Zara McDermott is a broadcaster and social media influencer.

Zara was a government policy advisor, working for the Department of Energy and Climate Change and Department of Education before appearing on the popular UK dating show Love Island in 2018.

One of Zara’s biggest passions is making documentaries. After the major success of her first two films with the BBC, Revenge Porn and Uncovering Rape Culture, Zara is currently filming her 3rd and 4th documentaries. One of Zara’s main goals is to give people a voice who may have felt unseen and unheard in the past through her work. She also wants to educate young people on hard hitting issues, in a way that teachers and parents may not be able to. Her films are being shown in schools across the country as part of PSHE lessons and in assemblies.

Zara’s work for young people has been recognised on several occasions and she was invited to Clarence House by the Duchess of Cornwall & Refuge charity to be recognised for her work. She also worked with the Duchess on a visit to a SARC (Sexual Assualt Referral Centre). She has been working with the government and the Home Office on several campaigns to end violence against women and girls surrounding revenge porn and domestic abuse. So much so that she fronted the Naked Threat campaign with Refuge, and changed the law for victims of digital abuse by making it a criminal offence to threaten someone with sharing their private imagery.

Outside of the documentary space Zara also presented the entertainment show - Love In The Flesh on BBC3. A new innovative, inclusive dating series filmed in Greece where couples who have only ever dated online meet for the first time.