Ekin-Su Reveals She Was Offere...


Ekin-Su Reveals She Was Offered Love Island Hosting Gig But Turned It Down

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

12:38 18 Oct 2022

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Ekin-Su turned down Love Island hosting gig

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu has revealed she was offered the Love Island hosting gig when Laura Whitmore stepped away.

However, she turned it down because of her busy schedule.

In an interview with Pop Sugar, she said, 'I did get offered.'

'I would've loved to do it, but I can't at the minute because of how busy I am. And I said I'm not ready for it... I want proper training.'

'I've done presenting before, but not to the level of Laura [Whitmore].'

It was only recently announced that Maya Jama had landed the role, and Ekin-Su reckons she's a good fit.

The Love Island 2022 winner told Pop Sugar, 'She's funny, intelligent, smart, beautiful.'

'ITV have made a good choice with picking her, I think.'


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Fans have been calling for Maya Jama to present the show for some time now.

It was only when Ekin-Su made her debut on the show this year and won over audiences that people started throwing her name into the hat.

Maya on the other hand has plenty of experience in the industry and will make a fantastic replacement for Laura.


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In a statement, as quoted by MailOnline, Maya said, 'I’ve always been such a massive Love Island fan and I’m so excited to be hosting one of the nation’s favourite shows!'

'I can’t wait to get into the villa to meet all of the Islanders.'

And neither can we!

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