Ekin-Su has ‘plot to fix the show’ and a Casa Amor relationship ‘already arranged’

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Ekin-Su has been accused of having a plot to “fix” Love Island this year, and apparently has a relationship for Casa Amor already arranged. Yes, this is really being said.

According to The Sun, there have been text messages sent between Ekin-Su and someone who is said to be a bombshell arriving later in the show this year. James Price is reported as having been lined-up to join the cast in Casa Amor, and was planning to couple up with Ekin-Su and go on to win the show.

Apparently Ekin-Su advised James to watch old series of the show, and suggested they act like Kem Centinay and Amber Davies, who won the show together in 2017.

The Sun is reported messages from Ekin-Su tell James to “hurry” into the villa, saying “I’m waiting for my man” and “James don’t leave me on the island.” In another exchange, Price says: “Think we could actually win it” and Ekin-Su replies: “We will baby”. Ekin-Su was previously accused of sending text messages slating her fellow Islanders, when she was in isolation and waiting to enter the villa.

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James Price is definitely on the radar of Love Island producers. He was among the rumoured cast list in 2021, and at the time was said to be “in final talks” with producers about appearing on the show. “He’s cheeky, fun and handsome – and will be a sure-fire hit with the female contestants, while he’s also on the lookout for his dream girl,” a source said at the time.

James is a described as a “Chelsea party boy” and reportedly met Ekin-Su on the Essex party scene. He’s originally from Worcester, and according to the MailOnline previously “grew close” to former Love Islander Lucie Donlan.

Speaking of Ekin-Su’s alleged plan to fix the show this year, a source told The Sun: “”Everybody knows Love Island can be a big machine for making money and becoming famous. Even those that really did find love also happened to make tons of money too, didn’t they? Ekin just wanted a piece of that. It was fine when she was just being funny and stirring up drama but it’s upsetting people now so I just felt like I had to say something. Plus people are voting for her without knowing this.”

It looks like James might have had cold feet, and has since pulled out of the show after watching Ekin-Su in the villa. A Love Island source said: “James is not due to enter the villa and wasn’t a final contender.” James Price has not commented on the accusations.

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