Gemma Owen angrily clashes with Ekin-Su Culculoglu after she spreads gossip about her fellow contestant on Love Island. In a first look clip from tonight’s episode Gemma, who is happily coupled-up with Luca Bish on the ITV dating contest, has it out with outspoken Ekin-Su after she takes a snippet from a private chat and runs with it.
The explosive row begins as Dami Hope attempts to read Gemma’s mind about her relationship with fishmonger Luca. And he says her head could be turned in the famous villa.
He tells her: “You’re happy with Luca right now. I feel like it would take a lot for your head to turn but there is a small chance that it probably could if something really came in that was 100 per cent you and had the chat of Luca.”
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He adds: “I feel like that is where the confusion would probably come for you.” And Gemma admits: “Yeah, that was quite impressive. I don’t think you’re that far wrong.”
Dami says the conversation should stay between those present, including Ekin-Su. He pleads: “Whatever we’ve read here please just leave it here.”
But Ekin-Su relays his ‘reading’ to a stunned Paige Thorne and Jacques O’Neill, who proceeds to tell his friend Luca in order to ‘have his back.’ As the news gets back to Gemma of Ekin-Su’s gossip de ella she confronts her saying: “You have started this, you’ve made drama over nothing.”
The dressage rider tells the Turkish actress: “You had no right to say that and knew that was going to cause s***.” However, Ekin-Su appears not to see the problem and describes it as “not a big deal.”
Gemma, 19, smokes as Ekin-Su, 27, tells her to ‘relax.’ “Relax you can’t drop a bomb and then tell me to f***ing relax,” she rages. But Ekin-Su protests: “I’ve not dropped a bomb.”
“Yes you have started this,” says Gemma. “You’ve made drama over nothing which has currently got f*** all to do with you hung on to one little bit that you knew was going to cause the most drama and run with it. I think that’s d**** *** behaviour.” But Ekin-Su protests: “Not really.”
Speaking in the beach hut Gemma explains what she meant. “If someone comes in here that’s like 100% my type, I have a better connection than with Luca, I get better on with than Luca, and I like more than Luca then, of course, I’m going to be open to getting to know whoever that person is,” she says. And she clarifies: “”Do I think that’s likely? Nope.”
Luca’s sister is running his Instagram and fans were upset by the gossip as she shared the words “Oi geeza who just said her heads turning.” olivia.tord_ commented: “If Ekin ruins LEMMA, then i will be very upset!” And ktxjohnson says: “Ekin-Su is a constant headache trying to cause drama.” But rhiannon_everill reassured: “Love Luca him and Gemma will be fine.”
Love Island continues tonight at 9pm on ITV2 and ITV Hub.