Ekin-Su fuels rumours she's set to replace Laura Whitmore on Love Island as she flies off on 'amazing' secret project | The Sun

Ekin-Su fuels rumours she's set to replace Laura Whitmore on Love Island as she flies off on 'amazing' secret project | The Sun

LOVE Island winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu has fuelled rumours she's set to replace Laura Whitmore after jetting off for a secret project.

The reality TV star has teased new "amazing" work on her Instagram stories, and some fans are sure it's to do with the ITV2 show.


Last night, Love Island star Ekin-Su, 28, appeared make-up free on her Instagram stories to reveal she was flying away for the new job.

"I just wanted to come on here fresh faced and firstly say thank you to everyone for all your lovely birthday messages," she began.

"Also, I am flying away on Thursday. I can't tell you exactly why but it's going to be amazing and I am super excited.

"I shall keep you guys posted. Have a lovely evening and I love you all," she concluded, alongside a red love heart emoji.

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It comes after host Laura quit her role on the ITV2 show – deciding months ago that this summer’s series would be her last.

Now, the hunt is on to find someone to replace her, with a number of names in the running, including USA host Ariella Vandenberg.

But fans of the show have been calling for Ekin-Su to be handed the presenting job – and take over Aftersun and the Reunion shows.

Dozens took to Twitter to slam Laura as "bitter" towards the actress, as they admitted they were desperate to see more Ekin-Su.

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"No wonder Laura is so bitter towards Ekin-Su, she is coming for her job," one fan kicked off the debate.

Another chimed in alongside a snap of Ekin in the villa: "Saying this with all disrespect to Laura, Ekin-Su needs to replace her."

"I’m sorry but can we pls give Ekin-Su, Laura’s presenting job after she’s out of the villa," a third agreed.

A fourth chimed in: "We need a new host, Ekin!" as a fifth concluded: "Ekin-Su is a better presenter. Give her the job!"

Last month, Love Island's Aftersun was hit with more than 400 complaints after Laura's comments about Ekin-Su.

The comments about Casa Amor left those in charge of her social media reeling – as they hit back against the "s**t shaming".

“The fact that the s*** shaming is being passed off as banter and good television is very concerning at this rate," Ekin-Su's friends and family penned on her Instagram stories.

Her followers were on a similar wavelength, with one writing: “Laura Whitmore encouraging the aftersun panel to speak about the Ekin and George situation yet we say one negative word about her presenting and it’s all be kind? End this show now."

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A second added: “Actually feel ill looking at the s*** shaming about Ekin Su and Laura Whitmore only encouraging it yet if someone says BOO to her, she cries be kind. I'm probably going to switch off."

Others defended Laura though and insisted she was just covering what was relevant to the show.

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