Ekin-Su Culculoglu not looking for love in Celebrity Big Brother house

Ekin-Su Culculoglu is currently in the Celebrity Big Brother house credit:Bang Showbiz
Ekin-Su Culculoglu is currently in the Celebrity Big Brother house credit:Bang Showbiz

Ekin-Su Cülcüloglu had no intention of looking for love on 'Celebrity Big Brother'.

The 29-year-old beauty split from boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti just a few weeks before entering the famous abode, but she insisted romance was the last thing on her mind when she signed up for the show and she just wants to make new friends.

In an interview conducted shortly before she went into the house, she told Fabulous magazine: “I’ve just come out of one relationship and I never jump from one to another. That’s definitely not the reason why I’m going into Big Brother!

“I’m excited to get to know everyone on friendly levels – that’s the only love I’m looking for at the minute.

“But I’ll never stop believing in love. I live with love. I give love every day and I will always believe in it. I have faith!”

One thing that appealed about signing up for the show for Ekin-Su was the chance to take a social media break and be away from her phone for a while.

She said: "There are so many reasons why I said yes. It’s such an iconic show and it’s a social experiment, sharing a house with strangers and learning about yourself at the same time.

“I don’t really go into shows with any strategy. I go in with my heart and live in the moment and take every day spontaneously. I’m not there to make fights, although I’m not one to sit back and not say anything if someone is being disrespectful.

“I’m looking forward to being without my phone for a while. I think that will be a peaceful, healing experience for me.

“No internet, no social media, just humans living in the moment, having a laugh, having a cry, having all sorts of emotions running through that house. I can’t wait.”

Although she and Davide won 'Love Island' in 2022, Ekin-Su has no desire to return to the show that made her famous.

Discussing the possibility of appearing on 'Love Island: All Stars', she said: “I wouldn’t do it. I enjoyed my season. I won the show and Davide and I were great at the time. I have great memories, but I’m not going to relive it again. I’m not going to go back there. I love the show and it’s brought me to where I am now, but that chapter is closed.

“I don’t work backwards. I want to challenge myself with what’s going to interest me next and I always want it to be completely different to what I’ve done before.”