If we’re being honest, this season of Love Island was already in need of some drama – and the introduction of Ekin-Su (8/1 at Betfred to be Top Female) has provided just that.
The 27-year-old Turkish actress entered the villa during Thursday night’s episode as part of a double “bombshell” arrival with Afia (12/1 to be top Female), a 25-year-old Lounge Host from London.
Ekin-Su wasted absolutely no time in making her presence felt, bluntly telling the girls: “I’m not here to make seasonal girlfriends.” Ouch.
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She also described 19-year-old Gemma (6/1 to be Top Female) as a “little sister” – which she didn’t take too kindly to – and called out Paige (2/1f to be Top Female), who is rapidly becoming the nation’s sweetheart, about her situation with Luca (7/4f to be Top Male).
Speaking of, despite being our favourite to be last man standing the 23-year-old fishmonger risks becoming somewhat of an Island villain after last night’s showing.
He started by reassuring fan-favourite Paige of her standing in their little love triangle with Tasha (9/4 to be Top Female), before declaring his interest in new girl Ekin-Su. By the end of the episode the apple of his eye was Gemma, who suddenly decided she must explore other options after seeing Davide (7/1 to be Top Male) and Ekin-Su getting a sweat on in the gym.
It’s all starting to get a little messy. Brilliant.
Meanwhile, Liam (9/2 to be Top Male) is proving extremely popular on the outside, but – bless him – not so much in the villa. He was voted by the public to go on dates with both of the new girls last night, but sadly they didn’t amount to much.
There was some hope that he may have clicked with Afia, but she seemed to be hitting it off with Ikenna (12/1 to be Top Male), leaving Indiyah (8/1 to be Top Female) – another islander very popular with viewers – in real danger ahead of the first re-coupling.
Finally, the two couples who arguably look the strongest – albeit, that really isn’t saying much – at this stage are Andrew and Tasha (12/1 second-favourites to be the Winning Couple) and Dami and Amber (25/1).