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Love Island star Zara McDermott has revealed a harrowing bullying story from when she was at school.

Asked by a social media fan how she dealt with struggles at school, the reality TV star gave a candid answer to her fan.

In a post to her 1.5 million Instagram admirers, the 24-year-old babe revealed she “never really got over” bullying.

And as a consequence, Zara admitted that she still gets “really upset” when she remembers the things that happened to her.

In a special ‘Ask me a question’ session on her Insta, one fan asked: “How did you deal with your struggles through school with everything that happened?”

And X-Factor Celebrity star Zara admitted: “I never really got over it.

“I had a lot of messed up things happen to me in school. When I think about some of the things I went through, and some of the things that my mum went through too, I get really upset.

“There were some things that happened to me in school that I didn’t talk about in my revenge porn doc because they weren’t directly correlated to the incident, but more so a result of how people perceived me.”

Love Island star Zara has revealed her harrowing school bullying experiences

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And she took part in a gripping BBC3 documentary that looked at the devastating effect on her mental health.

She also wanted to help raise awareness for victims who have experienced similar traumatic experiences.

“For example, I remember once one of the girls in my year thought it would be funny to accuse me of bullying her [and] tell my head of year.

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“I genuinely was so painfully shy and such a wreck, I wouldn’t even hurt a fly.

“This was shortly after the revenge porn incident which left me suicidal.

“I was called in the office and scolded for my 'actions', which one of the girls had completely fabricated, and I was threatened with being expelled, because ‘I’d put the school through enough’ after my revenge porn incident.

“I was so sad the lengths that my peers went to hurt me!”

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(Image: zara_mcdermott/Instagram)

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And in another sad tale, Zara, who is dating fellow Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson, recalled: “I also remember one of the mum literally coming to my house, storming her way into our home while my dad was out and shouting/cornering my mum.

“Telling her she should be ashamed to have me as her daughter. The list could go on for things that happened to me.”

One fan asked: “What’s your main job? Don’t mean to sound rude,” with some pink heart emojis attached.

“I have a few things I get up to,” revealed Zara, with a cheeky photo of her operating a TV camera. “A big one is presenting! I am a presenter for BBC3 and working on my second documentary currently.

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(Image: zara_mcdermott/Instagram)

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“I think the term ‘influencer’ is frowned upon a lot, but it’s a big part of my life and it’s the new way of digital marketing.

“I don’t really like the term influencer because it has so many negative connotations, I prefer saying social media marketing.”

She stressed: “There’s a lot more that goes into it than people think.

“I really enjoy it and I find it so fun! I’m not sure what other person in their twenties wouldn’t want to do this job, it’s an amazing experience!”