In an emotional scene from this week’s episode, McDermott asked Thompson for forgiveness but broke down as he told her that he needed some time and space.
However, viewers were less convinced by the heavily staged scene, accusing the reality star of “fake crying” for the cameras.
“I’m getting second hand embarrassment from Zara’s fake crying,” one viewer wrote, with another replying: “I’ve never seen a teardrop fall from her eyes.”
This was echoed by another sceptical fan, who tweeted that McDermott’s face was “bone dry”.
— Made in Chelsea (@E4Chelsea) October 19, 2020
“Zara’s fake crying is worse than my GCSE Drama performance,” one viewer wrote, adding: “I got a D.”
I’m getting second hand embarrassment from Zara’s fake crying 🥴 #MadeInChelsea
— Kyla (@KylaN_29) October 19, 2020
— rachelA 🥂 (@r_anna18) October 19, 2020
— Charlotte Turner (@Char_Turnerx) October 19, 2020
— lilyilly (@lilyforel) October 19, 2020
Made in Chelsea follows a group of young socialites living in the wealthy west London borough of Chelsea.
The show debuted on E4 in 2011 and is currently airing its 20th season.