Love Island: Ekin Su’s Brother Has Become The Breakout Star Of The Series

There's something of the Timothée Chalamet about him...

Ekin Su brother

by Lydia Spencer-Elliott |

In every series of Love Island, the public’s heart is won by someone we never expect. During parent’s week in 2020, viewers wanted to see more of Toby Aromolaran’s sister, Shauna after she told him he was driving her mad with his constant recoupling.

This year, the internet has seriously fallen for Ekin Su Cülcüloğlu’s brother Arda after he appeared on Aftersun for the first time on Sunday night. Asked by Laura Whitmore whether his sister was better suited to Davide or Charlie, Ekin-Su's brother brutally replied: 'Mate, I'm gonna be honest with you, I hate them all. I hate all the guys there.'

To be totally transparent, we get how he feels. Ekin-Su has faced serious slut-shaming and humiliation at the hands of this year’s male contestants. While their ‘getting to know’ other girls has been expected and accepted, when Ekin Su has been candid with her feelings, she’s called a ‘liar and an actress’. So, it’s no wonder her brother isn’t the boys’ biggest fan.

Refreshingly, (although Ekin-Su’s brother is undeniably the UK’s answer to Timothée Chalamet) it’s his loyalty to his sister that has really stood out for people on Twitter. 'Ekin Su's brother defending his sister is the highlight of tonight. Love to see it,’ wrote one user. ‘No choice but to stan,’ added another while a third noted: ‘Ekin Su’s brother is a menace. A family of menaces.’

Indeed, Ekin and Arda are cut from the same chaotic cloth and not only do fans want to see Ekin's brother in the villa for parent’s week, they want to give the Cülcüloğlus their own show altogether: ‘Being iconic just comes naturally to Ekin Su’s family,’ said one viewer. ‘[Her] family really cracked me up lmao love them,’ echoed a second - could this be the next Kardashian dynasty?

Either way, the best thing about Arda’s sudden and justified popularity after his cameo in the Love Island universe, is the teenager hasn’t let the fawning go to his head: ‘This is not good for my ego,’ he wrote on his Instagram story. ‘Thank you for all the messages…Vote Ekin Su.’

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Where To Buy The Exact Love Island Bikinis From This Series

Tasha's White Bikini and Green Shirt
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CREDIT: ITV / Zaful

You can grab Tasha's exact white bikini as the ZAFUL Skimpy Ribbed Smocked String Bikini Swimwear in White (£15.60). Grab her Khaki Linen Look Beach Shirt (£22) from Pretty Little Thing too.

Indiyah's Orange Swimsuit and Gemma's Leopard Print Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / ASOS / ISAWITFIRST

In episode 21 of the season, we saw Indiyah and Gemma lounging on the outside chairs - Indiyah was wearing an exact Neon Orange Wear Me Any Way Multi Swimsuit (£20) from ISAWITFIRST whilst Gemma laid in a yellow leopard print bikini, just like the Luxe Palm high neck halterneck bikini top in yellow leopard print (£14).

Paige's Butterfly Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Shein

Tasha's Bronze Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

On her date with Jay in the hot tub, we saw Tasha in the Boux Avenue Hvar bronze ruched multiway bikini top (£22) and bottoms (£16). We also saw her in this earlier in the series when Liam left the villa.

Paige's Pink Bikini and Indiyah's White Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Shein / Oh Polly

Paige donned a hot pink bikini - the Shein Solid Underwire High Cut Bikini Swimsuit (£9.49). We like the Hollister Rib Underwire Bikini Top (£15.99) as a good alternative. In a chat between the girls, Indiyah donned the Oh Polly Sanctuary Cut Out Cross Front Bikini Top in Ivory (£20) which can also be found as the Nude Waffle Texture Halterneck Bikini Top (£13) on Pretty Little Thing.

Antigioni's Blue Entrance Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Antonia Bronze

Antigioni turned the boys heads in her entrance, wearing a blue bikini set that's from her own collection - ANTONIABRONZE Bikini Bottom (£28). For a similar option go for the Calzedonia Slide Triangle Bikini Top Indonesia Eco (£20) and bottoms (£15).

Paige's Multicoloured Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Club L London

You can get Paige's multicoloured bikini with leopard print and tie-up features from Club L London as the Wild Thing Leopard & Green Colour Block Halter Neck Bikini Top (£25) and Bottoms (£20).

Tasha's Brown and White Swimsuit
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CREDIT: ITV / SHEIN

Tasha laid back in a brown and white swimsuit which is the Shein Color Block Cross Ruched One Piece Swimsuit (£9.49). Block swimsuits are out in style all over, including the CUPSHE Avery Color Block One Piece Swimsuit (£25) and Nike colour block crossover swimsuit in mid blue (£32).

Gemma's Bronze Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Hunkemoller

Snap up Gemma's exact bronze bikini from Hunkemoller as the Havana Non-Padded Underwired Bikini Top Rebecca Mir (£29)

Danica's Blue Fluffy Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Shein

Danica wore an interesting bikini with fluffy features - the Shein Bright Silk Decor Halter Tie Side Bikini Swimsuit (£10.99). For similar effect, go for a towelling bikini like the Topshop towelling bikini set in blue (£24) or the Pretty Little Thing Blue Towelling bikini (£15).

Ekin-Su's Purple Heart Swimsuit
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Sharing the love, Ekin-Su showed off a purple swimsuit with gold heart detail - the Kuta heart asymmetric swimsuit in Lilac (£38) from Boux Avenue.

Ekin-Su's Black Bardot Top
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Ekin Su actually showed off a top that was really a bikini top for one of the challenges around the firepit. You can get the exact option from Club L London as the Club L London Check In Black Bardot Ruffle Bikini Top (£35)

Paige's Orange Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Pretty Little Thing

Paige was wearing a classic orange triangle bikini for the 'Lip Service' challenge, which you can grab from the Recycled Orange Mix & Match Triangle Bikini Top (£5) and the Recycled Orange Mix & Match Tie Side Bikini Bottoms (£5).

Tasha's Butterfly Print Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Motel Rocks

Sold out on Motel Rocks right now, we saw Tasha don the Gata Bikini Top In Abstract Butterfly Gold (£28). Butterfly print is very in this summer, though, so you can grab a similar bikini with the Jaded London Butterfly Bikini Top (£28) and bottoms (£28).

Indiyah's Snake Print Neon Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / ASOS

Indiyah was seen rocking a neon yellow and snake print bikini which is from ASOS as the South Beach sequin bikini top with contrast lining in brown snake print (£12) and matching South Beach sequin tie side bikini bottom in brown snake print (£8).

Danica's Black Gold Chain Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / ISAWITFIRST

Danica's black bikini with gold chain is straight off of the ISAWITFIRST website as the Black Gold Chain Bikini (£7.50). It's currently sold out so you can be notified on the website or grab the Pretty Little Thing Black Gold Chain Strap V Front Bikini Top (£15) and Bottoms (£12) as a dupe.

Danica's Blue Bombshell Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Pretty Little Thing

Danica stepped into the villa with an apple-green bikini and heart-shaped diamante features. The Apple Green Diamante Heart Triangle Bikini Top (£15) and Apple Green Diamante Heart Bikini Bottoms (£15) are available on Pretty Little Thing right now.

Indiyah's Pink Crystal Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Modaminx

Indiyah's pink, crystal bikini is from Modaminx and makes a great addition to any holiday wardrobe. Shop her pink triangle crystal bikini top (£30) and matching pink tie-side crystal bikini bottoms (£30). Grab a similar vibe from the Moda Minx Strawberry Daquiri ruffle in pink & purple ombre bikini (£25).

Amber's One Shoulder Zebra Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Amber was spotted getting some time away from the sun and relaxing in the shade. She wore a gorg zebra print bikini from Boux Avenue. Get her look with the zebra asymmetric bikini top (£32) and matching zebra bikini bottoms (£16).

Gemma's White Belted Swimsuit
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CREDIT: ITV / H&M

Gemma wore a chic white swimsuit when having a chat with partner Luca. We saw her in the H&M ribbed belted swimsuit in white (£11). We love this white belted swimsuit from Etsy (£26) as an alternative.

Tasha's Cream Bandeau Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / PLT

Tasha avoided any tan lines last night with this bandeau bikini from PLT. Shop her look with the cream hammered trim bikini top (£15) and matching cream hammered trim bikini bottoms (£15).

Ekin-Su's Green Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

On a date with new boy Jay, we saw Ekin-Su in a green, two-piece bikini from Boux Avenue. Re-create her exact look with the green deep v-neck bikini top (£26) and matching green bikini bottoms (£16).

Indiyah's Light Pink Ring Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Gemma's Orange Corset Swimsuit
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CREDIT: ITV / Club L

Whilst being thrown around by Luca, we saw Gemma wear a bright orange corset bikini. The Club L London After Sun Burnt Orange Corset Halter Swimsuit (£45) stood out in the challenge.

Amber's Red Ruffle Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Relaxing in the sun, Amber was spotted in this Boux Avenue Sydney textured triangle bikini top (£22) and matching bottoms (£16).

Ekin-Su's Blue Swimming Costume
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

During the hot 'men-chanic' challenge, we saw Ekin-Su don a royal blue swimsuit - the exact one is the Majorca strappy back swimsuit (£38) from Boux Avenue.

Tasha's Multicoloured Swirl Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Shein

Gemma's Grey Ring Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / OG Beachwear

We're familiar with Gemma's own brand line OG Beachwear which she dons on the daily - like this grey Valencia bikini which is available right now. If you love this style, boohoo do a similar style in their O-ring Bikini Bandeau Top (£10)

Paige's Gold Date Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Ann Summers

Paige's bikini that she wore on a date with new man Jacques is sold-out Ann Summers (Kota Bikini Top, £9), but if you like the style there are loads of similar options like the Ann Summers Suncity Soft Bikini Top (£26).

Tasha's Bronze Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

In Episode 5 of Love Island, we saw Tasha don this exact bikini from Boux Avenue. Snap up the Hvar bronze ruched brazilian bikini briefs - Bronze (£16) and Hvar bronze ruched multiway bikini top - Bronze (£22) on the website right now.

Gemma's Grey Swimsuit
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Gemma showed off her gorgeous tan with a grey shiny swimsuit from Hunkemoller. You can get the Havana Multi-Way Swimsuit Rebecca Mir in Grey (£40) on the website now.

Indiyah's Neon Yellow Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Paige's Green Ombre Swimsuit
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CREDIT: ITV / ASOS

Just as we saw Liam leave the villa, Paige was wearing this super skimpy green ombre swimsuit with a tie front. The exact match is available on ASOS as the ASOS DESIGN lace up cut out swimsuit in green ombre print (£30).

Afie's Green Bikini
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Newbie Afie donned 'Lime Sherbet' Emerald Contrast Triple Crystal Bandeau Top (£25) on her first day. We also like this similar dupe - the Andressa top from Camila Coelho (£89).

Paige's Pink Ruched Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / REVOLVE

Paige looked pretty in pink in a ruched bikini top - and you can shop a very similar vibe on REVOLVE with the PQ Remi Ruched Bandeau Bikini Top (£67).

Tasha's Orange and Pink Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / MissyEmpire

Tasha's orange and pink bikini is straight off of Missy Empire. The Jorja Pink Orange Contrast Tie Side Bikini Bottom (£14) and Saffron Pink Orange Contrast Strap Triangle Bikini Top (£14) is available right now.

Amber's Ombre Swimsuit
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CREDIT: ITV / H&M

Amber's H&M Ombre Swimsuit (£14) was giving us real summer sun envy and it seems like everyone else is obsessed with the swimsuit too, as it's already sold out. We love the Beachy Ombre Cross Back One Piece Swimsuit (£19.99) as a strappy alternative.

Tasha's Orange and Indiyah's Zebra Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly / MANGO

In a girlie chat over the boys, Tasha was seen in a hot orange strappy bikini whilst Indiyah was spotted in a MANGO zebra print bikini. The bikinis are available online right now - you can get Indiyah's MANGO Zebra print bikini top (£19.99) and MANGO Printed bikini bottom (£17.99) whilst Tasha's bikini is the Cruz line from Oh Polly (£22).

Amber's Leopard Print Kimono and Black Bikini Set
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CREDIT: ITV / DHGate

Amber set off the show with a leopard print kimono which stood out against a classic black bikini set. You can buy the SXY Leopard Print Ruffle Trim Belted Kimono (£30) or ASOS do a dupe with the Brave Soul kimono with belt tie detail in leopard print brown (£22).For a staple black bikini like Amber's, we like the House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE Darian Top (£67) and House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE Darian High Waist Bottom (£79) to match.

Tasha's Cobalt Blue Tie Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / ASOS

Everybody rushed to the online shops for Tasha's Cobalt Blue bikini which has already sold out on ASOS DESIGN mesh bandeau ruched front bikini top (£18). The ASOS DESIGN hipster bottom in cobalt blue (£15) is still in stock though, and if you want a matching top then you'll want to grab the NA-KD Shiny Circle Detail Strappy Bikini Top (£23.95).

Gemma's Entrance Coral Wrap Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Club L London

Gemma's Entrance Bikini was straight from Club L London, as the Tied Up Coral Wrap Detail Bikini Top (£25) and matching briefs (£23).

Paige's Pink Sequin Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Sherbert Lemon

Paige entered the villa in a flashy pink sequin bikini as seen on Sherbert Lemon (£40). For those wanting to get on the pink sequin action this summer, the superdown Chantell Sequin Bikini Top (£47) and matching bottoms (£48) are a contender.

Indiyah's White Bikini Set and Skirt
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CREDIT: ITV / Sherbert Lemons

Indiyah also donned a Sherbert Lemons choice when walking into the villa, in their White Beaded Bikini Set (£25). We loved her cover-up beach skirt the most though, and you can get dupes easily like the lovewave Alisa Skirt (£151), Zaful Cowl Neck Strappy Cami Top And Tassels Sarong Skirt (£22.95) and the Urban Outfitters Knit & Lace Mini Beach Skirt (£42).

Amber's Green Promo Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / New Look

Love Islander Amber was seen in a strappy green top with hoop detail and gold features. You can buy the exact bikini from New Look right now, with the Ring Tie Strappy Triangle Bikini Top, £13.99 and Green Ring Tie Side Bikini Bottoms, £9.99.

Paige's Baby Pink Bikini from the Promo Video
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CREDIT: ITV / Pretty Little Thing

Paige wears a classic baby pink strappy tie bikini set in her promo shots, which are available to grab from Pretty Little Thing. They have 10% off each now as Pretty Little Thing Baby Pink Mix & Match Triangle Bikini Top (£4.50) and Baby Pink Mix & Match Tie Side Bikini Bottoms (£4.50).

Gemma's Yellow Underwire Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Neon is so in for summer colours at the moment, so we knew we had to hunt down this style from Gemma Owen. Gemma wears the Oh Polly Ramona Layered Bikini Top (£22). We're fans of a similar dupe from Hollister High Apex Underwire Bikini Bra (£27).

Indiyah's Orange Gold Hoop Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Indiyah showed off her body with an orange number, found as the Oh Polly Jorani Hoop Detail Bikini Top in Orange (£24). If you like this style of slinky bikini, the VDM The Label Ziggy reversible triangle bikini top (£55) matches up well.

Tasha's Ann Summers Bikini
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CREDIT: ITV / Ann Summers

Dancer Tasha showed off her lean body in her sneak peek with a bright red set from Ann Summers, found as the Ann Summers Catalina Soft Bikini Top (£26) and Ann Summers Catalina Brazilian Bikini Bottom (£16).

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