Tensions bubbled over between Love Island’s Amber Beckford and Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu as the girls aired their feelings in tonight’s Love Island (Monday June 20). Amber, 24, a nanny from London, and Turkish actress Ekin-Su, 27, had an explosive row as Ekin was accused of ‘playing a game’ on the ITV2 dating contest.
After previously being branded ‘a liar’ and ‘an actress’ by former love interest Davide Sanclimenti Ekin-Su was confronted by the other girls after her man Jay Younger told her he sensed some friction between her and Amber. Ekin-Su pulled Amber aside to talk it out.
Jay told Ekin-Su: “I won’t lie, I am sensing a bit of friction between you and Amber, I can just sense it.” And Ekin-Su told Amber: “I was sitting there and he was like, I think Amber and Paige don’t like you.”
Amber admitted: “I feel like upstairs, you’ve been really genuine and we’ve seen a vulnerable side to you but I will add, over the last couple of days I’ve thought, is she playing a bit of a game?” Ekin-Su asked: “What’s your actual issue with me? All you’re saying doesn’t make sense.”
Amber replied: “You’re playing a bit of a game, enjoying the drama”. And Ekin-Su questioned: “Am I playing a game or are you playing a game?”
Things escalated as Ekin-Su exploded: “You’re trying to create s**t right now. It’s p***ing the f*** out of me.” And Amber insisted: ‘I’m being genuine.” Amber insisted. “You’re allowed to feel p****ed off.”
And Ekin-Su clapped back with a dig at Amber’s rocky romance with Dami, telling her: “Yeah cause you’re really secure in your relationship.”
As the girls looked on in shock Ekin-Su yelled: “You’re attacking my personality, saying I’m playing, of course I’m going to say something back to you.” And Gemma Owen stepped in to defend Amber, telling Ekin-Su: “It’s unfair to blame it all on Amber, I think some of the other girls have seen a bit of a difference as well.”
She added: “Why didn’t you speak up then?’ Ekin-Su asks her, only for Gemma to point out: ‘We’re speaking up now.’ Later fans pointed out a ‘TV gold’ moment as the girls came face to face in the makeup room and there was a long frosty silence before Amber finally spoke up to clear the air.
@stuartakirk said: “That 30 seconds of frosty silence between Amber and Ekin-Su is TV gold.” And @ItsAroojA wrote: “The producers are injecting every ounce of awkwardness between Ekin-Su & Amber. Here for it.”
@millietwu tweeted: “Well this is awkward Amber and Ekin-Su.” @onikuarc wrote: “Someone send me the video of Ekin-Su & Amber getting ready in silence RIGHT NOWWW I NEED THAT TO USE AS A MEME.”
@jadeyyogom commented: “Ekin-Su and Amber doing their makeup and trying not to make eye contact with each other.” @atlantax_xo said: “THE SILENCE BETWEEN EKIN-SU AND AMBER IS SO LOUD.” And @SarahsDrafts wrote: The absolute CRICKETSSS in that dressing room with amber and Ekin-Su getting ready.”
@eds_afterglow said: “The uk witnessing the minute of dead silence between Amber and Ekin-Su.” And @cricketemoji wrote: “Ekin-su and Amber getting ready in silence this season is actually a comedy.”