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Victoria Johns

Love Island winner Ekin-Su 'dropped' by Oh Polly less than six months after signing deal

Ekin-Su Culculoglu has been dropped by fashion brand Oh Polly after less than six months, according to reports.

The Love Island winner, 28, was said to have signed a £1m deal with the company before launching her first collection in October.

However, now the Dancing on Ice star is said to have parted ways with Oh Polly.

A source claimed the lucrative partnership was 'no longer working' after the actress found herself at the centre of a bidding war when she won the ITV show with her partner Davide Sanclimenti.

They said: "Ekin-Su and Oh Polly have parted ways.

Love Island's Ekin-Su Culculoglu is reportedly no longer working with online fashion brand Oh Polly (Brett D. Cove /

"It's complicated right now, and Ekin-Su won't be publicly commenting on the end of her working relationship with the brand but there will be no further collaborations," reports MailOnline.

The Mirror has contacted Ekin-Su's representative and Oh Polly for comment.

A bidding war was said to have taken place when the Turkish actress won Love Island in 2022.

With her down-to-earth charm and stunning looks, multiple brands were after Ekin-Su, who beat the likes of Gemma Owen, Indiyah Polak and Tasha Ghouri to the top spot on the show.

She was at the centre of a bidding war with online fashion brands (Photographer credit: Owen DeValk)

In August, the actress closed a reported £1 million contract with Oh Polly, which became 'the biggest clothing deal in Love Island history.'

Ekin-Su released one collection with the brand and celebrated her deal with a huge party at London's One Marylebone attended by showbiz pals, including Sam Thompson, Zara McDermott, Antigoni Buxton and much of her fellow Love Island co-stars.

It was all go for the reality TV star, who also created her own make-up line with BPerfect cosmetics as well as filming a travel show called Ekin-Su and Davide: Homecomings on ITV.

The star then bagged a place on Dancing on Ice.

She won Love Island with Davide (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

However, despite a strong effort, Ekin-Su was eliminated prompting host Phillip Schofield to break show format to comfort the contestant.

The reality star was voted off the show after performing with her partner Brendyn Hatfield for Dance Week.

She danced her heart out to Car Wash, but judges only scored her 23 points out of a total of 40.

Landing in the bottom two with EastEnders star Patsy Palmer, Ekin-Su faced the skate-off for the second time in the show.

She was in tears as she found out her fate and revealed she had been busy with endless work commitments, but tried her best.

After her speech, Phillip asked the Love Islander to get off the ice and give him and co-host Holly Willoughby a hug.

"Come over here. Come on," he said. "We don't normally do this but you need to have a hug."

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