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Zara McDermott and Sam Thompson have seen each other for the first time since the fraud scandal


Zara McDermott was reunited with ex-boyfriend Sam Thompson to film Friday's Made In Chelsea final, while it continues to be reported that the couple are back together.

Despite rumors of a rekindled romance, the atmosphere was tense when the two met in a park in west London, although 23-year-old Zara managed to bring up a smile when chatting with her ex-boyfriend.

Zara has tried to win back ex Sam, 28, after cheating on him with a colleague from The X Factor: Celebrity last year, but the star has insisted there is no going back for her romance.

What's happening? 23-year-old Zara McDermott was reunited with her 28-year-old ex-boyfriend Sam Thompson to film the Made In Chelsea final on Friday. They are reportedly back together

Zara wrapped herself in a cozy plaid jacket as she and Sam at either end of a park bench show scenes that will air in the MIC finals later that year.

The reality star was in a surprisingly good mood as she chatted to her ex after her dramatic showdown when her infidelity was revealed earlier on the show.

While Zara and Sam have appeared on episodes of MIC to try to rebuild their broken romance, this is the first time the former couple has been seen together since their split in September.

Friendly? Despite rumors of a romance being rekindled, the atmosphere was tense when the two met for a chat in a park in west London after Zara's attempts to win back their ex

Friendly? Despite rumors of a romance being rekindled, the atmosphere was tense when the two met for a chat in a park in west London after Zara's attempts to win back their ex

Friends or enemies? Zara wore a cozy plaid red jacket and a black wool hat

Rumors: You and Sam met in a park in West London to film the final episode of MIC's current series

Friends or foes? Zara was wearing a cozy red checked jacket and black wool hat when she and Sam met in a park in West London

Talkative? Despite the recent drama surrounding their romance, the couple appeared to be in good spirits as they chatted while filming

Talkative? Despite the recent drama surrounding their romance, the couple appeared to be in good spirits as they chatted while filming

Dramatic: Zara has tried to get her ex Sam back after cheating on him with a colleague from The X Factor: Celebrity last year

Dramatic: Zara has tried to get her ex Sam back after cheating on him with a colleague from The X Factor: Celebrity last year

Low key: She cut a casual figure in the cozy red printed coat with chunky boots as she went to the park to meet her ex

Low key: She cut a casual figure in the cozy red printed coat with chunky boots as she went to the park to meet her ex

Thoughtful: Despite a tumultuous end to their relationship, Zara managed a small smile

Low key: She sat at the other end of the bench making sure the show adhered to social distancing

Thoughtful: Despite a tumultuous end to their relationship, Zara managed a small smile as she and Sam discussed the final installment of MIC's current series

I'm fine! Meanwhile, Sam took to Instagram to look for his buddy Pete Wicks as the two will remain separate during the COVID-19 lockdown

I'm fine! Meanwhile, Sam took to Instagram to look for his buddy Pete Wicks as the two will remain separate during the COVID-19 lockdown

Zara and Sam recently sparked speculation that they secretly reunited when reports claimed they did "The word in their inner circle was that they are together again".

The former couple is believed to have sparked further speculation after enjoying a Sunday roast with friends, which a person posted a picture of on social media this weekend before quickly deleting it.

The duo appeared to be in the same gym with the same personal trainer on Wednesday as they simultaneously shared updates on their Instagram story and wagged their tongues even further.

What's happening? Zara and Sam recently sparked speculation that they were secretly reuniting when reports claimed that "the word in their inner circle was that they are back together".

What's happening? Zara and Sam recently sparked speculation that they were secretly reuniting when reports claimed that "the word in their inner circle was that they are together again".

Allegations: The former couple allegedly sparked speculation after dinner with friends

Oops! The reunion was captured on an Instagram post that was quickly deleted by her buddy

Allegations: The former couple is said to have sparked further speculation after enjoying a Sunday roast with friends in a post that was quickly deleted by a buddy

Questions: The duo appeared to be in the same gym with the same personal trainer on Wednesday when they were simultaneously posting updates to their Instagram story

Questions: The duo appeared to be in the same gym with the same personal trainer on Wednesday when they were simultaneously posting updates to their Instagram story

Oh man! A source said: "They all had such a good time that you got carried away and uploaded a post with Sam and Zara forgetting that they are not officially together."

Oh man! A source said, "They all had such a good time that you got carried away and uploaded a post with Sam and Zara, forgetting that they are not officially together."

Bizarre: The insider added, "The word inside their inner circle is they are back together, but for the public it's a different story."

Bizarre: The insider added, "The word inside their inner circle is they are back together, but for the public it's a different story."

It does not fit! Since then, Zara seemed to be adding more fuel to the fire when she indicated she wouldn't leave MIC at the end of the current series

It does not fit! Since then, Zara seemed to be adding more fuel to the fire when she indicated she wouldn't leave MIC at the end of the current series

A source told The Sun, “They all had such a good time that you got carried away and uploaded a post with Sam and Zara, forgetting that they are not officially together.

& # 39; The friend soon realized their mistake and deleted the post before it attracted too much attention.

"The word in their inner circle is that they are back together, but for the public, it's a different story."

MailOnline contacted both Zara and Sam representatives for comment at the time of publication.

Not really: The star clarified later on Friday that she still wasn't sure she would be returning to the show in 2021

Not really: The star clarified later on Friday that she still wasn't sure she would be returning to the show in 2021

Disastrous: Zara tried to win back ex Sam after cheating on him with a colleague from Celebrity X Factor. Yet their efforts have so far been thwarted at every turn

Disastrous: Zara tried to win back ex Sam after cheating on him with a colleague from Celebrity X Factor. Yet their efforts have so far been thwarted at every turn

Safety first: the reality star wore a face mask and a casual look

Previous: She arrived for another day of shooting

Safety first: the reality star was wearing a face mask and a casual look when she arrived for another day of shooting

Disastrous: In the episode of Made In Chelsea on Monday, Sam was visited by his buddy Reza Amiri-Garroussi, who came with a letter from Zara

Disastrous: In the episode of Made In Chelsea on Monday, Sam was visited by his buddy Reza Amiri-Garroussi, who came with a letter from Zara

Devastating: At the breakup, Reza said: “I have to say, even though I felt bad for her after they met. She is doing badly. It's a bloody situation for everyone involved. But she's really upset. Legitimate & # 39;

Devastating: At the breakup, Reza said: “I have to say, even though I felt bad for her after they met. She is doing badly. It's a bloody situation for everyone involved. But she's really upset. Legitimate & # 39;

Since then, Zara seemed to be adding more fuel to the fire when she hinted she wouldn't leave MIC at the end of the current series, but later clarified that she still wasn't sure she would return to the show in 2021.

Zara has tried to win back ex Sam after cheating on him with a colleague from Celebrity X Factor. Yet their efforts have so far been thwarted at every turn.

In the Monday episode of Made In Chelsea, Sam was visited by his pal Reza Amiri-Garroussi, who came with a letter from Zara.

Moving house: Sam collapsed when he read a letter from Zara in which she was "deeply ashamed" of her behavior

Moving house: Sam collapsed when he read a letter from Zara in which she was "deeply ashamed" of her behavior

No turning back: Reza then told Zara that Sam was "completely over" despite her attempts and her letter to win him back, to which she began to cry

No turning back: Reza then told Zara that Sam was "completely over" despite her attempts and her letter to win him back, to which she began to cry

Groveling: Over the weekend, Zara shared a passionate throwback post from her and Sam kissing, which read, “I choose you. And I'll choose you over and over again. & # 39;

Groveling: Over the weekend, Zara shared a passionate throwback post from her and Sam kissing, which read, “I choose you. And I'll choose you over and over again. & # 39;

Silence: Zara, who dated the MIC star for about a year, didn't tag Sam in the romantic photo, and he has yet to comment on her latest declaration of love

Silence: Zara, who dated the MIC star for about a year, didn't tag Sam in the romantic photo, and he has yet to comment on her latest declaration of love

Turbulent: The former Love Island star is still following her ex in the photo sharing app

Absent: Sam did not follow her after the fraud allegations came to light

Turbulent: The former Love Island star is still following her ex on the photo sharing app, but Sam didn't follow her after the fraud allegations came to light

Cringe: The post comes after Sam mocked the moment Zara asked for forgiveness in a now-deleted video on TV

Cringe: The post comes after Sam mocked the moment Zara asked for forgiveness in a now-deleted video on TV

During the breakup, Reza said: “I have to say, although I felt bad for her after they met. She is doing badly. It's a bloody situation for everyone involved. But she's really upset. Legitimate. & # 39;

Sam then collapsed when he read Zara's letter, which read: “Dear Sam, I've thought a lot about many things since you left. I've been thinking about my life and our life together and also about the kind of life I want to live …

"Before I move on to some of the things I have to say, I want to tell you again that I am deeply sorry for what I did …

“I am so ashamed of my actions and the way I hurt you. I was selfish, immature, and stupid. There is no excuse. & # 39;

It was OK! Sam later apologized for causing a crime and insisted that he ask Zara for her permission to share the post

It was OK! Sam later apologized for causing a crime and insisted that he ask Zara for her permission to share the post

Hysterical: When she and Sam first met MIC after the cheating scandal, Zara burst into tears when she asked his forgiveness

Hysterical: When she and Sam first met MIC after the cheating scandal, Zara burst into tears when she asked his forgiveness

Over: It was first reported that Sam and Zara split up in September. She later showed up when she cheated on him while she was on The X Factor: Celebrity last year

Over: It was first reported that Sam and Zara split up in September. She later showed up when she cheated on him while she was on The X Factor: Celebrity last year

Done: Before the fraud scandal came to light, the couple was reported to have split up after constantly fighting during the lockdown

Done: Before the fraud scandal came to light, it was reported that the couple split up after constantly fighting during the lockdown

Disagreement? The couple had another long chat on a park bench after their dramatic showdown on MIC

Disagreement? The couple had another long chat on a park bench after their dramatic showdown on MIC

Are they together again? The couple recently sparked rumors that they are secretly back together

Are they together again? The couple recently sparked rumors that they are secretly back together

Nice: Zara gave a relaxed look as she sat down on the park bench to talk to Sam

Nice: Zara gave a relaxed look as she sat down on the park bench to talk to Sam

Reza then told Zara that despite her attempts and her letter to win him back, Sam was "completely out" about which she started crying.

Over the weekend, Zara shared a passionate throwback post from her and Sam in which they kissed: “I choose you. And I'll choose you over and over again. Without a break, without a doubt, immediately. I will keep choosing you.

Zara, who dated the MIC star for about a year, didn't tag Sam in the romantic photo, and he has yet to comment on her latest declaration of love.

The former Love Island star is still following her ex on the photo-sharing app, but Sam didn't follow her after the fraud allegations came to light.

The post comes after Sam mocked the moment Zara asked for forgiveness on TV in a now-deleted video, before later apologizing for causing a crime and insisting that he asked for her permission.

Blockbuster: The reunion of Zara and Sam means that this year's Made In Chelsea finals will be a real head-turner

Blockbuster: Zara and Sam's reunions mean this year's Made In Chelsea finals are sure to be a nail biter