Ekin-Su explains why she turned down Love Island presenting job 3 months ago

Ekin-Su explains why she turned down Love Island presenting job

"I did get offered"

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu was offered the Love Island presenting job, but she recently admitted she turned it down.

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The show may have made her a household name, but the Turkish actress admitted she wasn't ready to return to the villa.

Irish presenter Laura Whitmore stepped away from the show after the 2022 series ended. Presenter Maya Jama was confirmed as Whitmore's replacement this month.

Fans of the show called for Ekin-Su to take over but she said she isn't ready.

Ekin-Su told Popsugar that she didn't feel experienced enough for the role;

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“I did get offered. I would’ve loved to do it, but I can’t at the minute because of how busy I am. And I said I’m not ready for it.”

“I want proper training. I’ve done presenting before, but not to the level of Laura [Whitmore],” she shared.

Whitmore revealed she was stepping away from the reality show in August.

"Some news! I won’t be hosting the next series of Love Island.

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"There are certain elements of the show I’ve found very difficult that cannot be changed some due to the format, including the flying back and forth to South Africa along with my new conflicting projects.

"I wish it was still possible but know you’ll be in safe hands. I was only planning to fill in for Caroline for a series and it turned into 3 series.

Whitmore added, "I hope I did you proud Caroline."

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Whitmore took over presenting the reality show following the death of Caroline Flack in 2020.