Megan McKenna looks radiant as she departs The X Factor: Celebrity studios… after reportedly dumping her ex-con boyfriend in bid for stardom
She has reportedly dumped her ex-con boyfriend Zack Gilbert in her bid for musical stardom.
And Megan McKenna looked radiant as ever as she departed The X Factor: Celebrity at LH2 Studios in London on Saturday after another successful performance.
The former TOWIE star, 27, cut a casual figure as she made her way home after the show, donning a pink hoodie and grey tracksuit bottoms.
Stunning: Megan McKenna, 27, looked radiant as ever as she departed The X Factor: Celebrity at LH2 Studios in London on Saturday after another successful performance
Megan also donned a camel coat and a pair of white trainers and carried a large brown bag with her.
The former Celebrity Big Brother star completed her look by letting her blonde locks fall loose down her shoulders.
Love Island stars No Love Lost looked in high spirits as they departed the studio after the show.
Samira Mighty, 22, sported a white top with multi-coloured trousers and a black jacket for the evening while Eyal Booker, 24, donned a blue hoodie with black jeans.
Style: The former TOWIE star cut a casual figure as she made her way home after the show, donning a pink hoodie and grey tracksuit bottoms
Fashion: Megan also donned a camel coat and a pair of white trainers and carried a large brown bag with her
Wes Nelson, 21, was all smiles after the show and left the studio hand in hand with girlfriend Arabella Chi, 29.
Supporting them was fellow Love Islander Laura Anderson who looked nothing short of sensational in a white shirt dress and a green and white blazer.
Letting her blonde locks fall loose down her shoulders, the reality star, 30, completed her look with thigh high black boots.
Elsewhere, Try Star member Ben Foden, 34, kept it casual in a blue shirt with black jeans and a grey cardigan after his performance with fellow rugby stars Thom Evan and Levi Davis.
Outfit: Samira Mighty, 22, sported a white top with multi-coloured trousers and a black jacket for the evening
Show: The Greatest Dancer judge Matthew Morrison, 41, sported a navy jacket with a blue jumper and grey trousers
Couple: Eyal Booker 24, looked on cloud nine as he left the studio with his girlfriend Deliliah Belle Hamlin
Fun: Girl group V5 posed for a playful snap outside after their performance
Loved-up: Love Islanders Wes Nelson, 21, and Arabella Chi, 29, looked every inch the happy couple
Kevin McHale, 31, donned a multi-coloured bomber jacket on his way out of the show which he paired with a black t-shirt and matching trousers.
It comes after Megan was said to have called it quits with her boyfriend Zack Gilbert as she reinvents her image.
A source told The Mirror that Megan decided to break off the romance three months after dating rumours surfaced.
The publication claims that Megan knew dating ex-con Zack – who was sentenced to five years in a young offenders institution for GBH in 2013 – would do nothing to help present herself as a clean-cut pop star.
Dapper: Try Star member Ben Foden, 34, kept it casual in a blue shirt with black jeans and a grey cardigan after his performance
Stunning: Love Islander Laura Anderson, 30, who looked nothing short of sensational in a white shirt dress and a green and white blazer
Performer: Martin Bashir, 56, kept it casual in a blue jumper with matching jeans and a khaki green coat
Couple: Wes is a member of No Love Lost while Arabella looked proud as she turned out to support him
Glam: Arabella looked stylish in a black crop top with leather trousers and a check blazer
The source said: ‘As part of the new her, she got rid of Zack about the same time as getting rid of her fillers.
‘Megan really wants to make the most of all the opportunities X Factor : Celebrity will bring her way – and having a convict boyfriend is not a good look.’
MailOnline has contacted representatives for Megan McKenna and The X Factor: Celebrity for comment.
Megan was first rumoured to be dating Zack in July, with a source telling The Sun that she opted to keep their relationship low-key following the tragic passing of her ex beau Mike Thalassitis in March.
Friends: Laura Anderson reunited with both Sam Bird and Eyal after the show
All smiles: Although she may have been eliminated, Victoria Ekanoye, 36, looked in high spirits after the show
Suave: Love Island star Josh Denzel, 28, donned a colourful bomber jacket with a dark t-shirt and matching jeans
It comes after Simon Cowell recently hit out at Megan for her outfit choices on the live shows.
The reality star insisted she will ‘stick to her guns’ with her style choices despite Simon, 60, warning her last week: ‘Hate the outfit. This isn’t whatever the Essex thing is.’
In an exclusive interview with MailOnline, Megan said she’s not going to ‘hold back’ when it comes to her outfit choices feels confident in her image as a music artist.
Megan said: ‘I’m not going to hold back. I know what I like and I know the image I want as an artist so I’m going to stick to my guns and wear what I feel is right.
Stylish: Kevin McHale, 31, donned a multi-coloured bomber jacket on his way out of the show which he paired with a black t-shirt and matching trousers
Relaxed: Kevin and Eyal’s girlfriend Delilah chatted after Saturday’s performances
‘When I’m on stage I obviously like to wear a little bit more as it is a show. There are no feathers this week though! With my style I have already pulled away from the Essex thing.’
She added: ‘I didn’t take it to heart. I took it as a positive. If not liking my outfit was the only thing Simon didn’t like about my performance I thought “wow, he must have liked my song!”
‘I really like Simon so there’s no hard feelings there. He is the top of the top. There’s no one above Simon to me.’
Low profile: Simon Cowell, 60, was spotted making his departure in the back of a car
After Megan performed in a sparkly bodysuit with white feathers last week, Simon said: ‘Love the song, hate the outfit.
Megan, I’ll tell you why I said that, this isn’t whatever the Essex thing is. This is a different show and if you really are going to take this seriously.
‘It’s so distracting and it reminds everyone of you being a reality star. And I know you want to move away from that.
Relationship: Megan has has reportedly dumped her ex-con boyfriend Zack Gilbert in her bid for musical stardom
‘All I want to do is concentrate on the song and I thought the song was beautiful, so that’s my only criticism. I think you’re vocals were great.’
Megan dramatically overhauled her Essex image ahead of her appearance on the ITV show – ditching her lip fillers, big hair and softening her make-up.
She told MailOnline: ‘I have stripped back with loads of things, my hair, my make-up, my lips, right down to my clothes. I feel less is more.
‘I know I dress up for stage but that’s a different story, if you see me in my day to day clothes, I am on a much different vibe to what I used to be.’
Change: Megan dramatically overhauled her Essex image ahead of her appearance on the ITV show – ditching her lip fillers, big hair and softening her make-up (pictured in October 2019)
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