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Charlotte Everett

Love Island's Ekin-Su's secret signal to friends from home to show she's missing them

Love Island 's Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu's secret signal to her friends has been revealed throughout her stint on the show.

The 27-year-old is thought to style her hair in a certain way to let her friends from home know she's missing them.

One of her friends has revealed that the actress has been plaiting her hair in order to communicate with her from inside the Spanish villa.

Speaking to OK! her mate Arabella Ovenden: "We have this sign – if she ever plaits her hair that means that she misses me. She did it almost straight away."

Arabella went on to say that it seems like the other girls aren't taking to Ekin-Su.

Ekin-Su has been plaiting her hair as a signal to her friends (ITV/INSTAGRAM)
Ekin-Su splits her time between London and Istanbul (Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu/Instagram)

She added: ""It seems fine now that she’s come out of her shell. She won’t let people mess her about, she’s very genuine."

Ekin-Su has already caused quite a stir ever since she first entered the villa.

She was first coupled up with Davide Sanclimenti but that soon went south.

He accused her of being a 'liar' and an 'actress' after she went for secret meetings with fellow islander Jay Younger.

Jay and Ekin-Su soon coupled up but again this didn't last for too long as Jay decided he wanted to get to know Paige Thorne despite her being in a secure couple with Jacques O'Neill.

Initially Ekin-Su was calm about the situation but then pulled Jay up on what he was doing.

Ekin-Su has been involved in drama in the villa (ITV)

She said: "It's just hit me now what you've done. You're telling me you want to get to know Paige. She's in a secure relationship. Do you know how muggy that makes you look?

"Apparently I was the player in here, but the biggest player in this villa is you. You deserve the biggest Oscar in here."

Clapping, Ekin-Su sarcastically told him "well done" before she stood up and stormed off, telling Jay to "f*** off".

In the latest recoupling Jay chose to be partnered up with Paige but she made it clear she has feelings for Jacques still.

Ekin-Su was then chosen by new boy Charlie Radnedge after going on a hot tub date together where they seemed to hit it off.

Ekin-Su and Charlie are now coupled up (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Ekin-Su was previously accused of 'enjoying the drama' by Amber Beckford who has since left the show.

Amber said: "I feel like upstairs, you’ve been really genuine and we’ve seen a vulnerable side to you but I will add, over the last couple of days I’ve thought, 'is she playing a bit of a game?'"

Ekin-Su questions back: "What's your actual issue with me? All you’re saying doesn’t make sense."

The 24-year-old then told Ekin-Su: "You’re playing a bit of a game, enjoying the drama."

Eventually the pair managed to patch things up but not before Gemma Owen also accused Ekin-Su of being 'calculated'.

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