Love Island 2022: Fans go crazy for fiery Ekin-Su… branding her the next Maura Higgins 


‘THIS is what you call a bombshell’: Love Island fans go crazy for Ekin-Su as she amps up the drama… branding her the next Maura Higgins

Thursday night’s episode of Love Island saw bombshells Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Afia Tonkmor turn up the heat in the villa.

And 27-year-old Ekin-Su caused quite a stir as she got the boys hot under their collar – with Love Island fans taking to social media to show their joy at the unfolding drama.

Viewers even compared the beauty to season five’s Maura Higgins, who made an unforgettably dramatic impact on the villa when she entered as a bombshell.

Fiery! Love Island fans went crazy for Ekin-Su as she amped up the drama on Thursday's episode, entering the villa as a bombshell

Fiery! Love Island fans went crazy for Ekin-Su as she amped up the drama on Thursday’s episode, entering the villa as a bombshell

Making a confident entrance and showing she has no loyalties to the girls in the villa, Ekin-Su arrived with all guns blazing, setting her sights on Davide Sanclimenti, Luca Bish and Andrew Le Page.

And fans were here for the drama, as one tweeted: ‘Now this is what you call a bombshell’.

Others admitted it was ‘what the villa needed’, as some were over the moon to see the new arrival get under Gemma Owen’s skin as she made her move on Davide. 

Iconic: Viewers even compared the beauty to season five's Maura Higgins, who made an unforgettably dramatic impact on the villa when she entered as a bombshell

Iconic: Viewers even compared the beauty to season five’s Maura Higgins, who made an unforgettably dramatic impact on the villa when she entered as a bombshell

After proclaiming she was not in the villa to make friends, Ekin-Su then told Gemma she could be her big sister – leaving the latter less than impressed with the condescending comment.

Unimpressed, Gemma said in the beach hut: ‘I’m sure she didn’t mean it in a b****y way but I felt like it was a bit patronising. I was a bit like, ugh.’

Later, speaking in the bedroom to the other girls, Gemma added: ‘That comment pissed me off. “I’m gonna go for what I want.” Yeah b***h, same.’

Having their say: Fans took to Twitter to show their love for the drama, with former islanders Chloe Burrows and Shaughna Phillips getting involved

Having their say: Fans took to Twitter to show their love for the drama, with former islanders Chloe Burrows and Shaughna Phillips getting involved 

And as fans lapped up the first drama of the season, former islanders even got in on the action, as last season’s Chloe Burrows wrote: ‘Whoever found Ekin-Su needs a pay rise this is riveting tv’.

While season six’s Shaughna Phillips described the bombshell as a ‘weapon’, writing: ‘Ekin-Su is not a bombshell. She’s a weapon of mass destruction at this point cause all I see is carnage. I love her’. 

Many viewers also compared the new arrival to Maura, who was known for her fiery antics on the show as she came in and ruffled her fellow islander’s feathers.

Confidence: Many viewers compared Ekin-Su (left) to Maura (right), who was known for her fiery antics on the show as she came in and ruffled her fellow islander's feathers

No loyalties: Maura famously caused a stir as had her eye set on Tommy Fury, ultimately making it to the final with ex Curtis Pritchard

Confidence: Many viewers compared Ekin-Su (left)  to Maura (right), who was known for her fiery antics on the show as she came in and ruffled her fellow islander’s feathers

Gains: And Ekin-Su wasted no time either, as she got a joint workout in with Davide Sanclimenti

Gains: And Ekin-Su wasted no time either, as she got a joint workout in with Davide Sanclimenti

One fan wrote: ‘Ekin-Su is giving the chaos we haven’t seen since Maura Higgins’, while another said: ‘She’s giving Maura vibes’. 

Ekin-Su, who is an actress from Essex, wasted no time making her move during Thursday’s episode, making a bolt for Italian hunk Davide as the pair enjoyed a joint workout.

But it wasn’t just Davide on her radar, as she also had her sights set on Luca, challenging Paige Thorne as she commented on their relationship.

Triggered: But her brash entrance left the girls unimpressed, as they had a debrief in the bedroom

Triggered: But her brash entrance left the girls unimpressed, as they had a debrief in the bedroom

Sitting with the girls in the garden, Paige said: ‘Things have been going well with Luca.’

Ekin-Su asked: ‘Do you guys cuddle a lot?’ to which Paige replied: ‘Yeah, footises.’

Ekin-Su said: ‘I didn’t see you guys cuddling last night.’

When she got up and left the group, Paige said to the other girls: ‘What is she, keeping tabs on how many times he touches me during the night? Weird.’ 

Not mincing words: Speaking about Ekin-Su in the bedroom, Gemma said: 'If you say another patronising comment you can shove it right up your a**'

Not mincing words: Speaking about Ekin-Su in the bedroom, Gemma said: ‘If you say another patronising comment you can shove it right up your a**’

'Weird': While she also got under Paige's skin, as she questioned her and Luca's relationship

‘Weird’: While she also got under Paige’s skin, as she questioned her and Luca’s relationship

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