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Jessica Sansome

ITV Loose Women fans fume over 'rude' Ekin-Su chat after awkward Nadia Sawalha comment

Loose Women fans were left unimpressed as the show bagged the first live TV interview with Love Island's Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti. The pair, who were crowned the winners of the ITV2 dating show, appeared on the panel show on Monday (August 8).

The Turkish actress from Essex, 27, and Italian business owner, also 27, won over viewers with their fiery relationship that evolved during the eight-week series. Following the finale, ITV revealed they had been the clear winners of the public vote with 63.7%.

Speaking on Loose Women, Ekin-Su said that although she and her new beau were close during the show, she feels leaving the Mallorcan villa has brought them "a lot closer".

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Davide, who is from Rome but lives in Manchester, agreed and added that coming out to reality was "not scary" but that they were getting "a lot of attention from everyone". The loved-up couple also confirmed that they were not living with one another currently but that they are "always together" since leaving the villa last Monday (August 1).

But moving in together is also very much on the cards as Ekin-Su said: "We’re planning to, probably September, October time."

And while Love Island fans were eager to see the pair in their first big post-villa interviews, many were left flocking to social media to complain as they were left "uncomfortable" by the couple's chat with Ruth Langsford, Brenda Edwards, Nadia Sawalha and Gloria Hunniford.

It was the couple's first live TV interview since winning Love Island (Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

As Ekin-Su admitted their win still “hasn’t sunk in”, Nadia chipped in to say she thought this year's series was “the best Love Island in years” as her and husband were hooked. But things turned a bit awkward when she turned to the winning couple and added: “What I loved was, it taught me a lesson because I really judged both of you. When you first came on I didn't like either of you.

"I judged you [Davide] because you were good looking and muscly and a bit full of yourself so I thought, 'I don't like him'. And I ended up liking you both the most. So I love that when I'm proved wrong." The pair nodded and smiles as the interview carried on.

But viewers took to Twitter to respond to Nadia's comments despite her attempting to be complimentary of the pair and how they turned opinions around. One said: "Very uncomfortable when that woman on the panel kept saying she didn’t like Ekin Su like okay you didn’t like her keep it to yourself no need to tell her that more than once.”

Ekin-Su and Davide with the Loose Women panel (Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Due to her repeating her earlier comments, another viewer said: "Why does Nadia think it's OK to keep saying I didn't like you. It's rude and annoying keep that to yourself."

Love Island fans also jumped to Ekin-Su's defence over he choice of outfit for the appearance. The islander put on a revealing display, looking stunning in a red dress while her mousey blonde locks were freshly blow-dried and bounced around her shoulders.


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