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Love Island star Davide’s family hits out at Ekin-Su ahead of Sunday’s final

Love Island heartthrob Davide’s family have admitted that they thought Ekin-Su was a ‘game player’ earlier in the series but have since ‘forgiven’ her.

The couple, both 27, recently declared their love for one on a romantic date with Ladbrokes declaring them bookies favourite to take home the £50,000 prize during Sunday’s final over Gemma Owen and Luca Bish. 

Ahead of the islanders being reunited with their loved ones on Saturday, Davide’s sister Valeria, 29, told The Sun her family were unhappy when Ekin-Su kissed fellow Islander Jay Younger behind her beau’s back.

'She was playing games': Love Island star Davide's family hits out at Ekin-Su as the couple are bookies favourite to win Sunday's final

‘She was playing games’: Love Island star Davide’s family hits out at Ekin-Su as the couple are bookies favourite to win Sunday’s final

She told the publication: ‘At the beginning Ekin-Su wanted to play games a bit.’ 

She added: ‘We didn’t like it, now we are happy she understood that she has made a mistake [kissing Jay] and she has even admitted it.’

Ekin-Su caused fireworks in the villa when she enjoyed a secret kiss with the hunky bombshell, before she and Davide quickly mended fences. 

Valeria went on to say that her younger brother finds trust and loyalty very important in a relationship and if he has forgiven the Turkish actress, then he must really like her.  

Sister knows best:  She said: 'At the beginning Ekin-Su wanted to play games a bit' adding: 'We didn't like it. Now we are happy she understood that she has made a mistake [kissing Jay] and she has even admitted it

Sister knows best:  She said: ‘At the beginning Ekin-Su wanted to play games a bit’ adding: ‘We didn’t like it. Now we are happy she understood that she has made a mistake [kissing Jay] and she has even admitted it

The real thing: Valeria went on to say that her younger brother finds trust and loyalty very important in a relationship and if he has forgiven the Turkish actress, then he must really like her

The real thing: Valeria went on to say that her younger brother finds trust and loyalty very important in a relationship and if he has forgiven the Turkish actress, then he must really like her

‘She is a strong personality and he needs someone who can stand up to him, I think they are a good couple for this reason,’ she added.

She gushed that she and her family are now so excited to meet Ekin-Su following the grand final. 

Earlier in the series, Ekin-Su famously took drastic measures to bond with Jay, 28, as she crawled on to the terrace twice in a bid to have a private chat with him.

Ekin-Su asked to ‘borrow’ Jay while he was chatting outside with Ikenna Ekwonna and asked him to meet her on the terrace in ‘three or four minutes’ so they could talk on a ‘more secret level’.

Sneaky: Earlier in the series, Ekin-Su famously took drastic measures to bond with Jay, 28, as she crawled on to the terrace twice in a bid to have a private chat with him

Sneaky: Earlier in the series, Ekin-Su famously took drastic measures to bond with Jay, 28, as she crawled on to the terrace twice in a bid to have a private chat with him

After Jay agreed to the sneaky rendezvous, Ekin-Su was seen crouching on the floor as she opened the door to the terrace from the girls’ dressing room.

She then began crawling across the floor in a bid to stay hidden from the other Islanders, before Jay joined her and they shared a steamy smooch.

The pair went on to share a number of sneaky kisses on the terrace, before her partner Davide found out. Ekin-Su coupled up with Jay before later reconciling with Davide ahead of Casa Amor.

It comes after Love Island viewers took to Twitter on Thursday to claim that the show’s bosses were pushing for Ekin-Su and Davide to win following their lavish final date.

Secret:  Ekin-Su caused fireworks in the villa when she enjoyed a secret kiss with the hunky bombshell, before she and Davide quickly mended fences

Secret:  Ekin-Su caused fireworks in the villa when she enjoyed a secret kiss with the hunky bombshell, before she and Davide quickly mended fences

During the episode the three couples each enjoyed some romantic alone time with viewers branding the final outing ‘the best date in history’ and proof TV bosses had seemingly already picked their winners.

While Paige and Adam took a boat trip, Dami and Indiyah headed to a street party, Ekin-Su and Davide found themselves whisked off to a breath-taking colosseum-style setting for a romantic dinner, complete with a surprise guest singer – none other than Alfie Boe.

'Producers are making it very clear who they want to win': It comes after Love Island viewers took to Twitter on Thursday to claim that the show's bosses were pushing for Ekin-Su and Davide to win following their lavish final date

‘Producers are making it very clear who they want to win’: It comes after Love Island viewers took to Twitter on Thursday to claim that the show’s bosses were pushing for Ekin-Su and Davide to win following their lavish final date

With viewers complaining that the other two dates in the episode lacked a similar sparkle – or budget. 

Taking to Twitter one viewer wrote: ‘Why is Alfie Boe performing for Ekin-Su and Davide? (Answer: Producers making it VERY clear who they want to win by giving them the biggest final date). 

While another added: ‘Adam & Paige got a simple boat ride, Dami & Indiyah get flamenco dancers & Davide & Ekin Sue get a fab date with Alfie Boe. Nothing like promoting your winners’. 

Budget: With viewers complaining that the other two dates in the episode lacked a similar sparkle - or budget

Budget: With viewers complaining that the other two dates in the episode lacked a similar sparkle – or budget

Spoiled rotten: Taking to Twitter one viewer wrote: 'Why is Alfie Boe performing for Ekin-Su and Davide? (Answer: Producers making it VERY clear who they want to win by giving them the biggest final date)

Spoiled rotten: Taking to Twitter one viewer wrote: ‘Why is Alfie Boe performing for Ekin-Su and Davide? (Answer: Producers making it VERY clear who they want to win by giving them the biggest final date)

Ekin-Su added: ‘This is probably the most romantic date I’ve ever been on in my life. I just can’t get over this. It’s everything I’ve always wanted.’

Davide then finished the evening by saying: ‘I feel like I already won because I found the person I wanted. I feel like it’s the right moment to tell you I genuinely love you.’

Ekin-Su dissolved into tears as they were serenaded, and she said: ‘Te amo’ back. 

Special guest: The couple were serenaded by Alfie Boe, despite Ekin-Su having no idea who he was

Special guest: The couple were serenaded by Alfie Boe, despite Ekin-Su having no idea who he was

Less glam: While Ekin-Su and Davide were treated to a breath taking evening, Paige and Adam found themselves on a boat trip

 Less glam: While Ekin-Su and Davide were treated to a breath taking evening, Paige and Adam found themselves on a boat trip

While Ekin-Su and Davide were treated to a breath taking evening, Paige and Adam found themselves on a boat trip. 

The couple then had a meal on deck but without the accompaniment of an award winning crooner or hundreds of candles. 

Meanwhile Dami and Indiyah headed to a local town to enjoy a fiesta with a street party of drummers and flamenco dancers.

Lacking the romance of Ekin-Su’s date, the couple sat down to dinner together in a side street.

Party:  Lacking the romance of Ekin-Sue's date, the couple sat down to dinner together in a side street

Party:  Lacking the romance of Ekin-Sue’s date, the couple sat down to dinner together in a side street

LOVE ISLAND 2022: MEET THE CONTESTANTS

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Paige  Thorne

Name: Paige Thorne

Age: 24

Location: Swansea

Occupation: Paramedic

Who is their type on paper? ‘In Swansea there is just no-one I can find. 

‘I haven’t got to swipe. So, hopefully they can just come to me now!

‘I came out of a relationship and I was just so done with guys. Then I was like, ‘Ok, I’m bored now’

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Indiyah Polack

 Name: Indiyah Polack

Age: 23

Location: London

Occupation: Hotel waitress

Who is their type on paper? ‘It’s quite hard to date without being influenced by social media and stuff like that.

‘Love Island is a great place to get to know someone one-on-one. 

‘I don’t think I have ever been out with two guys who are quite the same.’

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Tasha Ghouri

Name: Tasha Ghouri

Age: 23

Location: Thirsk

Occupation: Model and dancer

Who is their type on paper? ‘My dating life has been a shambles.

‘This is an opportunity for me to find ‘the one’ and have a great summer at the same time. 

‘I’m definitely ready for a relationship. I’m 23 now so I’m ready to get to know someone and travel with them.’

Gemma Owen

Gemma Owen

Name: Gemma Owen

Age: 19

Location: Chester

Occupation: International Dressage Rider and Business Owner

Who is their type on paper? ‘I am open to finding love, I’m wanting to have a really fun summer. 

‘I would say I’m fun, flirty and fiery. I think I’m good at giving advice, I’m a good person to talk to, I’m very honest. 

‘If I want the same guy, I’d do it but in a nice respectful way.

Andrew Le Page

Andrew Le Page

Name: Andrew Le Page

Age: 27

Location: Guernsey

Occupation: Real Estate Agent

Who is their type on paper? ‘When I’m with someone I’m very loyal.

‘I’m a good boyfriend as when I’m with someone I’m all for them.

‘I’m actually single for once, so I thought why not? This is the best time to give it a go.’ 

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Name: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu

Age: 27

Location: Essex

Occupation: Actress

Who is their type on paper? ‘I’m quite picky and I’m not just looking for looks, I’m looking for brains! 

‘I’m looking for someone with intelligence, someone who can have good chats. Nothing like cockiness!’

Dami Hope

Dami Hope

Name: Dami Hope

Age: 26

Location: Dublin

Occupation: Senior Microbiologist

Who is their type on paper? ‘I will be talking to different girls, it might not go well with some.

‘When I’m actually in a relationship, I think it’s a star sign thing.

‘I’m an Aries but I’m very passionate – I always used to put that person first. I’m really good at being in a team’.

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Davide Sanclimenti

 Name: Davide Sanclimenti

Age: 27

Location: Rome (lives in Manchester)

Occupation: Business owner

Who is their type on paper? ‘A lot of English girls actually love me.

‘They love to be around me and I love to be around them. I want to find my soulmate.

‘Find my person so I can actually build something in the future, grow with them, be a family. ‘

Luca Bish

Luca Bish

 Name: Luca Bish

Age: 23

Location: Brighton 

Occupation: Fishmonger

Who is their type on paper? ‘I prefer to meet girls out and about. I think when you go looking for it, it’s not as easy though, it’s like you’re too desperate for it.

‘If I think you’re the one or I like you, I’ll take you out on a date but other than that, if we talk and I don’t like where it’s going – then I won’t be throwing out dates.’

Adam Collard

Adam Collard

Name: Adam Collard

Age: 26

Location: Newcastle

Occupation: Personal trainer 

Why Love Island and why now? ‘I’m going to ruffle a few feathers when I go in.’

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