Love Island’s Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu: Celebrity Big Brother, The Traitors US and her complicated relationship with Davide Sanclimenti

Ekin-Su is taking part in Celebrity Big Brother alongside Louis Walsh and Fern Britton

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by Ben Pulsford |
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It's safe to say when we first heard Love Island legend Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu's name being thrown around a mere hours after ITV confirmed that it would be rebooting Celebrity Big Brother, we let out a squeal.

Fast forward a few months later and the tabloids pretty much confirmed her involvement and we let out an embarrassing yelp. Then doing our own digging and realising that literally all the signs were pointing to Miss Cülcüloğlu entering the Celebrity Big Brother house and we let out a scream so loud the old lady who lives next door to us felt the need to check in. We then told her it was CBB related, and she said, "Say no more."

AJ Odudu and Will Best
AJ Odudu and Will Best ©©ITV

Let's just hope the Ekin-Su makes full use of her trademark skills the Celebrity Big Brother house.

Lying and acting because both are valuable commodities in that gaff.

Who is Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu?

Ekin-Su was a downright incredible addition to the Love Island 2022 villa. She entered the villa on day three and in our opinion is the ULTIMATE BOMBSHELL (we will not be taking any questions at this time), as she only went on to win the thing with then boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti.

Ekin-Su ©Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage

It's safe to say she has gone on to become one of Love Island's biggest success stories, taking part in several reality shows (including The Traitors and Dancing on Ice) and lending her name to huge brands like Oh Polly and BPerfect Cosmetics.

How old is Ekin-Su?

Ekin-Su was born 21 August 1994, making her 29 years old.

Where is Ekin-Su from?

She is from Essex, but her parents are from Turkey.

What is Ekin-Su's net worth?

Ekin-Su is rumoured to be worth over £1.6m – not bad considering she only won £25,000 on Love Island back in the summer of 2022.

Is Ekin-Su going on Celebrity Big Brother?

YES, Ekin-Su was confirmed as a Celebrity Big Brother housemate on the launch show on Monday 4 March.

According to reports, she signed up for the series just weeks after splitting with Love Island boyf Davide in January 2024 – who will no doubt be gnawing at his well-manicured fingernails (we're assuming his nails are perfect) on launch night.

What happened with Ekin-Su and Davide?

Sadly, splitsville. But they gave it a good go by Love Island standards – 18 months. Davide confirmed that the had decided to go their "different ways" and that it was a "joint decision" in January 2024.

Ekin-Su and Davide
Ekin-Su and Davide ©Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Was Ekin-Su on The Traitors?

She sure was. She recently finished filming the second series of The Traitors US alongside the likes of RuPaul's Drag Race icon Peppermint and former speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow.

Did Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu date Jack Grealish?

Prior to her appearance on Love Island, Jack Grealish, who is one of the biggest names in the Premier League, has reportedly liked some of Ekin's pictures on Instagram in the past; one of her in a high legged swimsuit, as well as another of her out and about in London.

Gotta give it to him, the boy's got balls.

Does Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu have Instagram?

Yes, and while we don't believe in the perfect Instagram...oh, who are we kidding? This is how you do it. You can follow the bombshell at @ekinsuofficial. This queen of queens boats over 3.5million Instagram followers.

You heard.

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