Ekin-Su’s Reaction To Nathalia Shows How Much Davide Has Ruined Her Confidence

They might be the internet's favourite toxic couple, but should we be rooting for them at all anymore?

Ekin-Su Love Island

by Georgia Aspinall |
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It’s something viewers have been noticing for weeks, the slow disintegration of our favourite Love Island women’s confidence. And last night, it really peaked – even Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu seemed insecure. After four new bombshells entered the villa, it was clear that Ekin viewed Nathalia Campos as a potential obstacle in her and Davide Sanclimenti’s love story. But it wasn’t dramatic or entertaining to watch, it was just sad.

After the boys –being the worst everas usual – encouraged Davide to show Nathalia and Lacey Edwards around the villa, Ekin’s eyes followed the girls intently. Her gaze sad, she was left alone with only Adam Collard for support (who would’ve thought it?), consistently asking whether she had ‘anything to worry about’. Hours earlier, Ekin had seemingly looked to Davide for reassurance when it was announced the bombshells would arrive that night, to little avail.

Naturally, we got a bit of the old Ekin back when she pulled herself together and affirmed that she’s a ‘Turkish delight’ but her reaction is far from the self-assured, confident woman viewers have come to love. And it’s all down to the male Islanders treatment of women this series, not just towards Ekin but all the girls. We’ve seen the women being sworn at during arguments, slut-shamed by groups of men and gaslit when they’ve called out inappropriate behaviour.

In fact, this week Ofcom received more than 3,000 complaints about misogynistic behaviour displayed by male contestants and domestic violence charity Women’s Aid publicly demanded guidelines on what behaviour is and isn’t acceptable on Love Island and is working with ITV to address the issues raised.

‘We cannot stress highly enough how seriously we treat the emotional well-being of all of our islanders,' ITV have said in response to complaints. 'Welfare is always our greatest concern, and we have dedicated welfare producers and psychological support on hand at all times, who monitor and regularly speak to all of the islanders in private and off-camera.’

That being said, viewers are still concerned about Ekin.

Once again, the treatment serves as a reminder that all of the women in the villa need our utmost support right now. They might find their confidence knocked in there, but we can certainly show them how much they’re lovedonce they come out.


Where To Buy The Exact Love Island Bikinis From This Series

Danica's Black Gold Chain Bikini1 of 33

Danica's Black Gold Chain Bikini

Danica's black bikini with gold chain is straight off of the ISAWITFIRST website as the Black Gold Chain Bikini. 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 as a dupe.

Danica's Blue Bombshell Bikini2 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / Pretty Little Thing

Danica's Blue Bombshell Bikini

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

Indiyah's Pink Crystal Bikini3 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / Modaminx

Indiyah's Pink Crystal Bikini

Indiyah's pink, crystal bikini is from Modaminx and makes a great addition to any holiday wardrobe. Shop her pink triangle crystal bikini top and matching pink tie-side crystal bikini bottoms .

Amber's One Shoulder Zebra Bikini 4 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Amber's One Shoulder Zebra Bikini

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 and matching zebra bikini bottoms .

Gemma's White Belted Swimsuit5 of 33

Gemma's White Belted Swimsuit

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 . We love this white belted swimsuit from Etsy as an alternative.

Tasha's Cream Bandeau Bikini6 of 33

Tasha's Cream Bandeau Bikini

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

Ekin-Su's Green Bikini7 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Ekin-Su's Green Bikini

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 and matching green bikini bottoms .

Indiyah's Light Pink Ring Bikini8 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Indiyah's Light Pink Ring Bikini

Indiyah's light pink bikini is straight from Oh Polly as the Majesty Ring Halter Neck Bikini Top in Light Orange. Ring bikinis are very in this season and we like the Aerie triangle halter neck bikini top with ring detail and EVARAE Sia cutout embellished stretch-ECONYL halterneck bikini top too.

Gemma's Orange Corset Swimsuit9 of 33

Gemma's Orange Corset Swimsuit

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 stood out in the challenge.

Amber's Red Ruffle Bikini10 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Amber's Red Ruffle Bikini

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

Ekin-Su's Blue Swimming Costume11 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Ekin-Su's Blue Swimming Costume

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

Tasha's Multicoloured Swirl Bikini12 of 33

Tasha's Multicoloured Swirl Bikini

Gemma's Grey Ring Bikini13 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / OG Beachwear

Gemma's Grey Ring Bikini

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

Paige's Gold Date Bikini14 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / Ann Summers

Paige's Gold Date Bikini

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.

Tasha's Bronze Bikini15 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / Boux Avenue

Tasha's Bronze Bikini

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 and Hvar bronze ruched multiway bikini top - Bronze on the website right now.

Gemma's Grey Swimsuit16 of 33

Gemma's Grey Swimsuit

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 on the website now.

Indiyah's Neon Yellow Bikini17 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Indiyah's Neon Yellow Bikini

Neon is very in this summer and Indiyah shows us how it's done in her Oh Polly Layered Bikini Top in Lime Other neon lime and yellow options include the PrettyLittleThing Light Lime Mini Crinkle Underwired Square Neck Bikini Top, the Hollister High Apex Ribbed Underwire Bikini Top and the GUESS Fluo colour bandeau bikini.

Paige's Green Ombre Swimsuit18 of 33

Paige's Green Ombre Swimsuit

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.

Afie's Green Bikini19 of 33

Afie's Green Bikini

Newbie Afie donned 'Lime Sherbet' Emerald Contrast Triple Crystal Bandeau Top on her first day. We also like this similar dupe - the Andressa top from Camila Coelho.

Paige's Pink Ruched Bikini20 of 33

Paige's Pink Ruched Bikini

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.

Tasha's Orange and Pink Bikini21 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / MissyEmpire

Tasha's Orange and Pink Bikini

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

Amber's Ombre Swimsuit22 of 33

Amber's Ombre Swimsuit

Amber's H&M Ombre Swimsuit 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 as a strappy alternative.

Tasha's Orange and Indiyah's Zebra Bikini23 of 33

Tasha's Orange and Indiyah's Zebra Bikini

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 and MANGO Printed bikini bottom whilst Tasha's bikini is the [Cruz line from Oh Polly {href='https://www.ohpolly.com/products/cruz-braided-straps-triangle-bikini-top-orange' target='_blank' rel='noreferrer noopener nofollow'}).

Amber's Leopard Print Kimono and Black Bikini Set24 of 33

Amber's Entrance Leopard Print Kimono and Black Bikini Set

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 or ASOS do a dupe with the Brave Soul kimono with belt tie detail in leopard print brown .For a staple black bikini like Amber's, we like the House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE Darian Top and House of Harlow 1960 x REVOLVE Darian High Waist Bottom to match.

Tasha's Cobalt Blue Tie Bikini25 of 33

Tasha's Entrance Cobalt Blue Tie Bikini

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. The ASOS DESIGN hipster bottom in cobalt blue 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.

Gemma's Entrance Coral Wrap Bikini26 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / Club L London

Gemma's Entrance Coral Wrap Bikini

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

Paige's Pink Sequin Bikini27 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / Sherbert Lemon

Paige's Entrance Pink Sequin Bikini

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

Indiyah's White Bikini Set and Skirt28 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / Sherbert Lemons

Indiyah's Entrance White Bikini Set and Skirt

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

Amber's Green Promo Bikini29 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / New Look

Amber's Green Bikini

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 Video30 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / Pretty Little Thing

Paige's Baby Pink Bikini

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 and Baby Pink Mix & Match Tie Side Bikini Bottoms.

Gemma's Yellow Underwire Bikini31 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Gemma's Yellow Underwire Bikini

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 . We're fans of a similar dupe from Hollister High Apex Underwire Bikini Bra.

Indiyah's Orange Gold Hoop Bikini32 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / Oh Polly

Indiyah's Orange Gold Hoop Bikini

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

Tasha's Ann Summers Bikini33 of 33
CREDIT: ITV / Ann Summers

Tasha's Ann Summers Bikini

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 and Ann Summers Catalina Brazilian Bikini Bottom .

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