Connect with us


Love Island’s Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu ‘dated Towie’s James Lock before entering villa’-Stella Akinwumi-Entertainment – Metro

The pair reportedly had a ‘passionate’ romance.

Love Island’s Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu ‘dated Towie’s James Lock before entering villa’-Stella Akinwumi-Entertainment – Metro

The reality stars were reportedly seeing each other (Picture: REX)

Love Island’s Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu had a ‘secret fling’ with Towie star James Lock, according to reports.

The actress – who has been hailed as the best bombshell to grace the villa – is said to have dated the TV personality before he was romantically linked to former Love Island alum Megan Barton Hanson.

It’s been claimed that Ekin-Su, 27, met James through mutual friends and the pair enjoyed a brief relationship before going their separate ways.

‘They met through friends and dated for a short time last year,’ a source told the publication.

‘It was a very passionate fling while it lasted but fizzled out. That was when James moved on to Megan,’ the insider added to The Sun.

It’s been an explosive couple of days for ‘Dear’ Ekin-Su after she and Davide Sanclimenti confronted her for kissing newcomer Jay Younger.

Ekin-Su entered the villa as a bombshell (Picture: ITV)

Ekin- Su and James (R) were reportedly seeing each other before he was linked to Megan Barton Hanson (L) (Picture: PA)

‘They’re gonna give you an Oscar,’ he heckled, as Ekin-Su explained to the girls: ‘Yes I kissed him, so what? He’s not said I’m his girlfriend technically, it’s not cheating.’ 

‘He’s acting like he cares now, what the hell? That’s what confused me.’

Davide admitted that he didn’t want to open up to Ekin-Su as he was ‘scared’ that she would hurt him.  

‘This is the reason why I was not opening myself because I am scared to be hurt from a woman like you,’ he added.

Tonight’s episode will see the girls choosing which boy they want to couple up with (Picture: ITV)

In Friday’s episode, fans were introduced to dancer Danica, and Ekin-Su was a little worried that her budding romance with Jay, 28, would be under threat by her arrival.

Shortly after meeting the bombshell, Ekin-Su pointedly told the cameras: ‘She better stay away from my man.’

Ekin-Su wasn’t the only one who wasn’t exactly thrilled by the new arrival, and this didn’t go unnoticed by Danica, who told cameras she thought ‘these girls have it in for me.’

More: Trending

It’s all part of the game for the Leicester woman however, who told the other female contestants they seemed like ‘lovely girls’ but she’s willing to step on toes to get what she wants. has reached out to ITV and James Lock’s reps for comment.

Love Island returns tonight at 9pm on ITV2.

Got a story?

If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the entertainment team by emailing us, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.

MORE : Love Island 2022: Where are the contestants’ sunglasses from and how can you buy them?

MORE : Are Love Island week 2’s couples hot or not? Tasha Ghouri and Andrew Le Page most compatible as pair ‘go from strength to strength’

Love Island 2022 latest

Kiss goodbye to your social life – Love Island is back to dominate your evenings, with the new series promising more drama than ever before.

Full Love Island 2022 line-up
Who has left Love Island so far? All the dumped contestants
Who is Luca Bish’s ex-girlfriend Sophie Floyd?
Which Love Island couples are still together?

For all the latest updates, visit‘s Love Island page.

Entertainment – MetroRead More