A reality TV icon could be joining Celebrity Big Brother… (Picture: ITV)
The list of rumoured sign-ups for Celebrity Big Brother 2024 is growing – and a reality TV icon has been added to that list.
We are mere weeks away from the first ITV series of CBB, with AJ Odudu and Will Best returning to host the revival following the success of 2023’s civilian series.
The likes of Louis Walsh and Kate Middleton’s uncle are all in the mix so far, but it’s now been reported that Love Island royalty Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu could be joining them.
As per reports, Ekin-Su is in negotiations for a big-money deal.
According to The Mirror, the former Dancing On Ice star will be back on our screens when CBB launches in early March, just shortly after her split from boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti.
When contacted for comment, a CBB spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘Any names are at this point pure speculation and viewers will have to tune to see who will be entering the Celebrity Big Brother house.’
Ekin-Su Culculoglu is said to be in talks with CBB bosses (Picture: PA)
The Turkish beauty, 29, first to prominence on Love Island in 2022 when she and Italian model Davide, also 29, won a share of £50,000, as well as the hearts of the nation with their romance.
Ekin-Su quickly garnered millions of followers online and bagged herself major brand deals with the likes of Oh Polly, Beauty Works, and B Perfect.
A year ago, she caused quite a stir with skimpy outfits on Dancing On Ice especially with her debut performance to Toxic by Britney Spears in which she wore a sparkly nude jumpsuit, sparking 112 complaints to Ofcom.
Unfortunately, Ekin-Su was eliminated early doors but that hasn’t deterred her from reality TV.
This year, she certainly made an impact as a contestant on The Traitors US, joining the likes of RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Peppermint and former Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow.
As for her personal life, Ekin-Su and Davide’s split wasn’t exactly smooth sailing.
Ekin-Su recently split from Love Island boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti after 18 months (Picture: Matt Frost/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)
Announcing their separation with a statement, Ekin-Su wrote first on Instagram: ‘The last 18 months have been a rollercoaster of ups and downs, just like every relationship. Davide and I both wanted to make this work as we cared deeply for each other,’ she began.
‘Unfortunately, I have recently made the decision to end our relationship and to go our separate ways.
‘Breakups are never easy for any couple, and we hope that our privacy will be respected at this time.’
She then thanked fans for their ‘continued support’.
Things got bitter, though, when Davide posted his own statement hours later, taking to Instagram with a message saying he wants to ‘focus on myself’ now.
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‘Life sometimes reserves surprises and suddenly wakes you up…’, he began cryptically.
Davide continued with a reference to his …read more