‘There have been no plans for him to appear!’ Love Island hopeful James Price will NOT be entering the villa – as he’s hit by claims he had a ‘pact with Ekin-Su to fake romance and win the show’
Love Island hopeful James Price will not be entering the villa as he is hit by claims he made a secret deal to fake a romance with Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and win the show.
Sources claimed that prospective star James had devised a secret deal with Ekin-Su, 27, to remain on the show until he entered at a later stage, with the pair then forming a romance, according to the Sun.
However, MailOnline understands that James was never considered to be entering the villa in any capacity, with a source revealing: ‘There aren’t and have been no plans for James Price to appear in the villa.’
Claims: Love Island hopeful James Price will not be entering the villa amid claims that he made a secret deal to fake a romance with Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and win the show
James Price declined to comment when contacted by the Sun.
It was reported by the publication that Ekin-Su and James knew each other through the Essex party scene, and it’s claimed the pair exchanged messages where she urged him to ‘hurry’ just weeks before she entered the villa.
A friend of Ekin-Su has made these claims to The Sun, after fearing her tactics were going too far in the villa.
They said: ‘Everybody knows Love Island can be a big machine for making money and becoming famous… Ekin just wanted a piece of that.
Drama: Sources claimed that prospective star James had devised a secret deal with Ekin-Su, 27, to remain on the show until he entered at a later stage, with the pair then forming a romance, according to the Sun
‘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.’
The insider added Ekin-Su is still convinced James will enter the villa at some point, despite reports he was ‘never considered’ to go on the show.
Friday’s night Love Island saw Ekin-Su couple up with new bombshell Charlie Radnedge, after the pair enjoyed a successful first date and her blossoming romance with Jay Younger came to a grinding halt.
Reports: It’s thought that Ekin-Su and Price knew each other through the Essex party scene and exchanged messages
Ekin-Su and Jay clashed in the previous evening after she learned he wanted to get to know Paige Thorne.
Despite originally taking the news well, Ekin-Su later had a change of heart and criticised Jay for not telling her he liked Paige earlier and told him to ‘f**k off’.
This comes after Ekin-Su was herself branded a ‘liar and an actress’ by Davide Sanclimenti, 27, in a furious row after she secretly kissed Jay on the terrace.
Love Island continues on Sunday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVHub.
At odds! Since entering the villa Ekin-Su has been at the centre of plenty of drama, clashing with Jay Younger after he admitted wanting to get to know another girl