Megan McKenna dumps ex-con boyfriend in bid to win X Factor: Celebrity

Megan McKenna has called time on her relationship with her ex-con boyfriend in order to fully focus on winning X Factor: Celebrity.

The former TOWIE star struck up a romance with Zac Gilbert earlier this year.

The 27-year-old is said to have split with her ex-beau, who was jailed for an assault in a bar, in order to overhaul her image and move on from her reality TV days.

"As part of the new her, she got rid of Zack about the same time as getting rid of her fillers," a source told The Mirror.

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"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.”

News of their relationship first came to light in July when it was reported the duo had been secretly dating for three months.

Following an unprovoked attack, which wounded a French banker at a bar in Shoreditch, Zack, 26, was sent to a young offenders' institution for five years in 2013.

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Megan has continued to wow the judges with her vocal range and self-written tracks.

During last Saturday night's episode, Simon Cowell admitted he had downloaded one of the reality TV star's songs, and was impressed with her singing prowess.

In a bid to relaunch herself as a singer, the Essex native revealed she has ditched the lip fillers and has altered her look.

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Speaking to the MailOnline, she explained: "I have stripped back with loads of things, my hair, my makeup, 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."

Who knows… Megan McKenna's album could be hitting supermarkets nationwide very soon.

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