Love Island star Zara Holland flees Barbados leaving boyfriend in Covid isolation unit

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Zara Holland has returned home to the UK after leaving Barbados with her boyfriend still in a Covid unit on the island.

The pair's trip turned into a nightmare – and Elliott Love faces a fine of up to £18,000 or a possible jail sentence of up to one year.

Zara and Elliott were stopped at the airport while attempting to flee the island following his positive test result.

The couple left their £300-a-night Sugar Bay Hotel but were stopped by officials at the airport, before boarding their flight home.

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Love Island star Zara, 25, has been allowed to leave the Caribbean hot spot after paying a £4,417 fine.

However, Elliott will remain in the Paragon military base on the island, which has been converted into a Covid-19 isolation centre.

He will only be able to leave after he provides two negative tests.

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Zara's lawyer Andrew Pilgrim QC confirmed she is now home.

He told MailOnline: "Zara left Barbados last night. The fine has been paid and she was free to go."

Zara has apologised for her failure to stick to strict coronavirus rules.

Calling her actions a "massive mix up", a representative of her family issued a statement to Barbados Today, calling the events a "misunderstanding".

It read: "I would never do anything to jeopardise an entire nation that I have nothing but love and respect for.

"I firstly wish to apologise to the entire country of Barbados for what has been a massive mix up and misunderstanding during my most recent stay.

"I am currently working closely with the local authorities to rectify any issues on my part and will issue an update and full statement which I think is the only right thing to do to the Government and citizens of Barbados," she concluded.

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