Meet Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu: Dancing on Ice 2023 contestant and Love Island winner
Ekin-Su made quite the entrance on this year's series of Dancing on Ice...
Dancing on Ice 2023 continues this weekend, with the remaining 10 Dancing on Ice 2023 contestants returning to the ice skating rink.
One of those celebs is Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu who survived her first skate-off against John Fashanu.
Ekin-Su returns to the dance floor this weekend with the hope of impressing the Dancing on Ice judging panel, including Oti Mabuse, Jayne Torvill, Christopher Dean and Ashley Banjo, after quite an interesting start to her Dancing on Ice journey.
Following her first performance, more than a hundred people complained to Ofcom about her routine, which saw her dance to Britney Spears’s hit Toxic in a glittering body suit, a homage to Britney's outfit in the music video, as well as recreate her famous Love Island villa crawl.
Hitting back on Twitter, Ekin-Su wrote: "Don’t ever compare yourself to others. You are not a copy, you are an original. Craft your own individuality and sense of style! And just be yourself."
In another tweet, she added: "Don’t study me. You won’t graduate."
As Ekin-Su returns to the ice, here's everything you need to know about her.
Who is Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu?
Job: Actress, model, and television personality
Partnered with: Brendyn Hatfield
Ekin-Su shot to fame this summer after winning the 2022 season of Love Island with Davide Sanclimenti, with the couple proving to be hugely popular with viewers at home.
Before appearing in the villa, she had been working as an actress, with her most notable role coming in the Turkish TV series Kuzey Yildizi, where she played an English photographer called Isil.
Following her victorious Love Island stint, it looks like her career is going from strength to strength, with her upcoming travel series Ekin-Su & Davide: Homecomings. set to see the couple head to both Italy and Turkey.
Meanwhile, she has also become an ambassador for the fashion brand Oh Polly, signing a deal worth £1 million that will also see her design her own collections.
Ekin-Su's Dancing on Ice 2023 journey
Week one: Toxic by Britney Spears (5.5, 6.0, 5.0, 5.0) = 21.5
For Ekin-Su's first performance, she skated to Toxic by Britney Spears and scored 21.5 points coming in fourth place on the leaderboard.
While Michelle Heaton found herself in last place with just 19 points, it was Ekin-Su who ended up in the skate-off after receiving the fewest votes from the public.
What has Ekin-Su said about joining Dancing on Ice 2023?
Announcing her involvement in the series on Good Morning Britain, Ekin-Su said: "I’m so excited, I can’t wait to get myself on the ice and skate. Stay tuned and see you on the ice!”
Dancing on Ice 2023 continues on ITV and ITVX on Sunday 22nd January at 6:30pm. Check out more of our Entertainment coverage or visit our TV Guide and Streaming Guide to find out what's on.
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