Love Island’s Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu has had a dramatic start to her villa stay.
After an explosive end to her brief dalliance with Davide, the fiery fan favourite is now coupled up with Jay Younger, and in Wednesday’s episode she admits things are getting serious.
Jay though confessed during Tuesday’s installment that his eye has wandered to Paige Thorne, and with new bombshell Antigoni Buxton also taking a shine to the hunk, Ekin-Su could be on the road to heartbreak.
‘I’m f**ked’: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu admits during Wednesday’s Love Island that she has ‘caught feelings’ for Jay Younger
In new scenes Ekin-Su and the other girls are seen impatiently waiting for the return of Jay and the boys after new girl Antigoni invites them outside the villa for some speed dating.
‘We’re waiting for them to come back off this date,’ Danica moans, before Ekin-Su chimes in with: ‘They’re still not here it’s been 10,000 hours’.
‘So our thoughts are running away with us,’ Danica agrees.
Flirty: Jay though confessed during Tuesday’s installment that his eye has wandered to Paige Thorne, and with new bombshell Antigoni Buxton also taking a shine to the hunk, Ekin-Su could be on the road to heartbreak
A lovelorn Ekin-Su is then seen confessing all in the Beach Hut as she admits of Jay: ‘I have caught feelings, I’m f**ked, help.’
Antigoni is set to make her dramatic arrival in the villa during Wednesday’s show, stunning the male islanders when they discover her relaxing on a sunbed in the villa ahead of her flirty speed-dating afternoon.
As The Islanders wake up to a new day in paradise, the new bombshell makes herself comfortable on one of the sun loungers outside.
SPOILER: Love Island’s newest bombshell Antigoni Buxton is set to make her dramatic arrival in the villa during Wednesday’s show, and the singer quickly catches the eye of Jay
The boys head into the garden and suddenly spot the new arrival sunbathing. Dami runs off to spread the news and the Islanders then all head outside and meet Antigoni for the first time.
Speaking in the Beach Hut about her arrival, Danica says: ‘She looks like a ray of sunshine – she’s radiant! But obviously I’m like, ‘What is going to happen next?’ Because I still haven’t found myself a man in here.’
At the fire pit, the Islanders are keen to know who Antigoni has got her eye on. Luca jokes: ‘Do you fancy Jay?’
Surprise! Despite admitting he’s set his sights on Paige Thorne, Jay’s head is quickly turned by the blonde newcomer, with the pair hitting it off during a speed-dating session
Here she is! Antiogoni’s arrival was first teased during Tuesday’s show, and the singer will no doubt catch the boys’ attention
Stunning: The blonde beauty makes her entrance into the villa while the rest of the Islanders are still in bed
Antigoni says: ‘I’ll have to meet everybody. I’m very much the kind of person that I don’t know if I fancy someone until I’ve had a good chat with them.’
Speaking in the Beach Hut, Jay says: ‘Seeing someone new in the Villa for the first time, it’s surreal! She’s a really attractive girl and I’m looking forward to getting to know her.’
Following their kiss during the Truth Or Dare game, Jay and Paige’s spark sets tongues wagging, with the boys keen to know how the hunk feels about her.
Ready? The boys discover Antigoni relaxing on a sunbed next to the swimming pool, and struggle to contain their surprise
Speaking in the garden, Jay says to Andrew and Dami: ‘I think I will [speak to Paige] but maybe not today.’
Andrew says: ‘You said that last night – you can’t waste time here!’
Dami says: ‘Time is of the essence!’
Jay says: ‘The timing’s not ideal with her and Jacques spending the night in the Hideaway together.’
Who is that? The girls are equally stunned to find a new rival for their affections
Love in the air? Soon after arriving in the villa, Antigoni gets a text revealing she’d be going speed-dating with three male Islanders of her choice
Jay adds: ‘The new girl has come in today. I want to get to know her, too. I might feel like there’s a connection there, too. I need to chat to her as well.’
Speaking in the Beach Hut, Jay says: ‘I feel like Ekin-Su and I moved so fast. I don’t want to leave here with a ‘what if’ in my head. I want to leave here knowing that I explored all options.’
Later that day Antigoni is given the perfect chance to acquaint herself with the boys, choosing three of them for a speed-dating session.
Off they go! Choosing Davide, Dami and Jay, the four Islanders head out of the villa for their dates
Choosing Davide, Dami and Jay, the four Islanders head out of the villa for their dates.
Davide is up first as the other two boys watch on, with Davide saying: ‘I can feel that you came here for a real connection.’
Antigoni says: ‘I can’t be ungenuine – it’s impossible.’
Davide replies: ‘Me too. I can’t fake feelings.’
Romance! Davide is up first as the other two boys watch on, with the Italian hunk quickly noting she’s entered the villa for ‘a real connection’
Candid: Antigoni says: ‘I can’t be ungenuine – it’s impossible’
Insight: Asked about the type of boyfriend he is, Davide tells Antigoni: ‘At the beginning, I’m a closed person – I don’t open up really. But I am very romantic and I am a very caring person’
Antigoni asks: ‘What kind of a boyfriend are you?’
Davide says: ‘At the beginning, I’m a closed person – I don’t open up really. But I am very romantic and I am a very caring person. I always want the best for my girlfriend.’
Up next is Dami. Antigoni says to Dami: ‘You seem like good vibes and you’re easy to chat to. We wouldn’t run out of things to say.’
Getting closer: Up next is Dami. Antigoni says to Dami: ‘You seem like good vibes and you’re easy to chat to. We wouldn’t run out of things to say’
Head-turning? Despite admitting he’s keen to pursue Indiyah, Dami seems excited to meet the new blonde bombshell
Antigoni is then joined by Jay for her final date, and she says: ‘I can already tell you’re attracted to me,’ while Jay says: ‘Tell me how?’
Antigoni adds: ‘You haven’t broken eye contact with me once. That tells me you’re attracted to me…’
It remains to be seen whether Jay’s head will be turned by the glamorous newcomer, having admitted the previous night he wanted to pursue his interest in Paige, despite being in a couple with Ekin-Su.
Ekin-Su came dangerously close to being dumped from the villa after learning she was one of the three girls who received the least votes from the public.
He’s into you! Antigoni is then joined by Jay for her final date, and she says: ‘I can already tell you’re attracted to me’
Luckily it was soon revealed that Amber Beckford had been voted off the show, alongside Ikenna Ekwonna.
The following morning, Jay admitted that he wasn’t sure he would have walked out of the villa had Ekin-Su been dumped, telling Tasha and Andrew: ‘Would I have walked if Ekin had been voted off? Likewise would Ekin have walked if I’d been voted off?
‘It’s difficult to say. If it was me, I would have encouraged Ekin to stay because I would like to test if she was genuine with me.’
Already? It remains to be seen whether Jay’s head will be turned by the glamorous newcomer, having admitted the previous night he wanted to pursue his interest in Paige
Shocking: The hunk admitted during a chat with Gemma he has already set his sights on Paige (pictured) even though she enjoyed a steamy night in the hideaway with Jacques
Asking Ekin-Su if she felt the same, the actress replied: ‘I personally felt like if you were going to go, then I felt like going. But that’s just me. That should prove I like you.’
Later Jay then asked Gemma: ‘If I wasn’t coupled up with Ekin, do you think any of the girls in here would be open to getting to know me? Which ones do you think?
As Gemma responded with Paige’s name, Jay added: ‘The only reason why I ask is, while everything is great with Ekin, I’m getting the feeling that her and Davide [Sanclimenti] have got unfinished business.’
Jay went onto confess that he’s begun to realise his initial feelings for Ekin-Su may have stemmed from ‘lust,’ so it remains to be seen whether he will act on his interest for Paige.
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub.
LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS
Name: Paige Thorne
Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find.
‘I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!
‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’
Name: Indiyah Polack
Occupation: Hotel waitress
Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.
‘Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one.
‘I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’
Name: Tasha Ghouri
Occupation: Model and dancer
Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.
‘This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time.
‘I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’
Name: Gemma Owen
Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer.
‘I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest.
‘If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.
Andrew Le Page
Name: Andrew Le Page
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.
‘I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.
‘I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not?
This is the best time to give it a go.’
Name: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu
Who is their type on paper? ‘I’m quite picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains!
‘I’m looking for someone with intelligence, someone who can have good chats. Nothing like cockiness!’
Name: Jay Younger
Occupation: Investment analyst
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am a slow burner for sure, yeah. I don’t fall easily.
‘I quite like self sufficiency in girls.’
Name: Dami Hope
Occupation: Senior Microbiologist
Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.
‘When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.
‘I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.
Name: Davide Sanclimenti
Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)
Occupation: Business owner
Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.
‘They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.
‘Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘
Name: Luca Bish
Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.
‘If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates.’
Name: Jacques O’Neill
Occupation: Rugby League Player
Who is their type on paper? ‘I think it needs to be the right person, at the right time.
‘I was saying to my mum the other day that I want a girl. And I’m now ready to settle down.’
Name: Antigoni Buxton
Why Love Island? I’ve been single for almost a year and a half and for the whole of the last year my goal has been to have as many different experiences as possible.
‘I really just want to say ‘yes’ to things. Why not? It’ll be fun.’
Name: Danica Taylor
Who is their type on paper? ‘I am the type of girlfriend that I want to do so much with you – deep conversations, silly activities.
‘If you say let’s go canoeing all day even though I am quite a glam girl, I am down for it.’