Monday, June 27, 2022

Who is Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, Love Island’s new girl?

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island of love is back on our screens for a new series – and it’s already heating up.

The ITV2 dating show returned to our screens on Monday (6 June) with a new batch of people heading to the villa in search of romance.

Wednesday’s (June 8) episode saw the arrival of the show’s first bombshell, Davide Sanclimenti. Davide was told he had 24 hours to choose which girl he wanted to date and settled on Gemma Owen at the end of the show on Tuesday night (June 7).

Liam Llewellyn then received a text message telling him there would be a relink later in the week, which would see the unselected islander sacked.

While it appeared a boy would be the first to go, a twist was then revealed as two new bombshells were introduced to the audience.

One of them is Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu, an actor from Essex.

The 27-year-old says she’s looking for a spark with someone, explaining: “I’m looking for that real genuine spark and they just see me as me. I think the concept of the show evokes real and raw feelings.”

For Ekin-Su, wits come first in a man and she has no time for “cockiness”.

“I’m pretty picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains,” she said. “I’m looking for someone intelligent, someone easy to talk to… I’m looking for a serious man and a serious relationship.”

You can find out more about her colleague Afia Tonkmor here.

At the end of Wednesday’s (June 8) episode, newly single Liam received a text message informing him that the public had chosen him to date Ekin-Su and Afia.

Elsewhere in the episode, viewers got their first taste of drama when Luca confronted Andrew about telling Tasha a lie about him. However, fans picked Luca and Paige as their early favorites to win the series.

island of love continues on weekdays and Sundays at 9pm on ITV2.

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