They were then given the option of returning to the villa or staying in the hideaway, with the pair opting for the latter.
Footage from Wednesday night's episode of the programme showed the pair getting intimate, with Miss Great Britain organisers then given the difficult decision of whether or not to rescind Zara's title.
All state-funded schools are expected to follow guidance published by the Department for Education in 2000. The Sex Education Forum (SEF), which is in favour of mandatory sex education in all English schools, points to Finland as an example of a country that has got things right (after making a mistake).
Sex education was made compulsory in schools in 1970, but became optional in 1994.
Lessons are focused on “abstinence only” and sexual morality, but many specialists believe this approach is no longer appropriate.
Despite this, “attempts to introduce elements of education on safer sex to secondary schools have been strongly criticised”.
Another leader in the field is Holland, where sex education – and information about sexual diversity – are compulsory in all secondary and primary schools.
Holland has one of the lowest teenage pregnancy rates in the world.
After she opted for Alex, who had earlier admitted he preferred Olivia Buckland, Zara and Alex began their night in the secluded room.
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"The feedback we have received from pageant insiders and members of the general public is such that we cannot promote Zara as a positive role model moving forward," the statement read.