Adam llard breaks his silence on Zara McDermott and Olly Murs dating rumours

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Love Island's Adam Collard breaks his silence on rumours his ex Zara McDermott is dating Olly Murs and says he still 'loves her to bits'

Published: 08:16 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 10:15 GMT, 15 March 2019

Zara McDermott has been linked to singer Olly Murs after it was noted that they were liking one another's Instagram post.

And her recent ex boyfriend Adam Collard has broken his silence on the rumours, telling FUBAR radio's Access All Areas show that he 'still loves her' and 'wishes her all the best.' 

He said: 'I haven’t really seen anything about that but... I mean, I don’t really think anything of it. If she was to do that, I wish her all the best.'

Something to say: Adam Collard has broken his silence on rumours that his ex Zara McDermott is dating Olly Murs as he says he still 'loves her to bits'

Could it be? Zara McDermott had been linked to singer Olly after it was noted that they were liking one another's Instagram post

When asked if it was a genuine relationship, Adam, who broke up with Zara four weeks ago, said: 'I love her to bits. I don’t really know what else to say.

'From a business perspective, it would have been more beneficial for me to not be with her – everyone who is close to me knows that.'

Glamour model Grace J Teal was also on the show and had a little flirt with Adam and he said: 'I need a break from all of that. 

Flirty: Olly, 34, and newly single Love Island's Zara McDermott, 21, have 'liked' each other's sexy Instagram posts

Adam llard breaks his silence on Zara McDermott and Olly Murs dating rumours

'That was the most genuine thing I’ve had in a long, long time. And I think it will take a long, long time for that to happen again. I just need to chill.'

He continued: 'It sounds bad but – I didn’t do anything to her and she didn’t do anything to me, but because of stereotypical "bad boy Adam", everyone thinks "oh, he’ll be trying…"

'I’m a big boy, I can handle it. I would rather people be supportive of Zara and make sure she’s looked after.'

Dear Darlin': Olly couldn't resist 'liking' this picture of Zara wearing a black crop top and trousers 

Crop it like it's hot: Zara looked incredible in a brown crop top and jeans and Olly thought so too 

Adam's words come two days after Olly showed his appreciation for a selection of Zara's sexy posts, including one in which she wore a neon green bandeau top. 

Another saw her wearing a black crop top and trousers and in a third, she posed in a brown crop top with jeans as she posed against the wall. 

Zara returned the favour, by liking a clip of Olly and Tom Jones together. 

She's a fan! Zara in return liked this clip of Olly with Tom Jones, as did Vicky Pattison

MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Olly Murs and Zara McDermott for comment. 

The pretty brunette confirmed she had split from Adam last month, taking to Instagram with a statement. 

She wrote: 'I am heartbroken to announce that Adam and I have parted ways. I love him very much and will always have a special place in my heart for him & out time spent together.

It's all over: Adam and Zara split up last month after six months of dating 

'I have tried so hard to be the best person I can possibly be and to make it work. Sometimes in life, you just aren't enough for someone; no matter what you do for them or how much you try to be. 

'For everyone asking if I'm ok, I don't know what I am. But I know that soon I will be. I will be strong and prove to myself that I can get through this. Love, always Zara x'

Olly hinted in November last year that he is just having fun right now, while searching for The One. 

He told The Sun: 'I’m hoping with the next person I meet it’s instant and moves in the right direction and it feels amazing.

'That’s what I’d love. Whoever I meet it’s gonna be a moment of us both looking for that.'

Over for good? Zara tamed love rat Adam on the last series of Love Island but they've now gone their separate ways