CBB's Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu breaks silence on Davide Sanclimenti split

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CBB's Ekin-Su breaks silence on Davide splitITV

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Tuesday's (March 5) episode of Celebrity Big Brother saw Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu open up on her split from Davide Sanclimenti.

The new series kicked off on Monday, with hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best welcoming the latest cast of celebrity housemates into the iconic house.

As the group began to settle into their home for the next three weeks, Ekin-Su candidly talked about finding love with Davide on Love Island and the challenges she faced after the show. After 18 months, the couple parted ways in January.

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"I went in there and thought I'd leave in two weeks cause I was just myself. It was a lonely place in there. And I found love on the show, which was great at the time," she told Fern Britton.

"I had great memories with that person [Davide], I've got no bad vibes for him, I really don't. I will treasure all the great times I had and I hope he's fine and he's well. But there was a moment after that, everything was too much, the brand deals, the fame, people wanted me to be a certain person and I didn't know who I was."

Ekin-Su continued: "People look up to me as this confident person, but I feel like there's this vulnerable side that I hide that I don't show to the public. It's usually that side where I'll do an appearance and I'll go home and cry.

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"It's overwhelming to always be this strong role model to girls all the time and I think there's stuff going on in my life that I can't open up to people about."

Earlier in the episode, former X Factor judge Louis Walsh shared his thoughts on a possible romance involving the Love Island star.

"I've spotted a romance, a budding romance," Louis told Sharon Osbourne. "I think it's Nikita [Kuzmin] that fancies Ekin-Su. He's always close to her, I don't blame him. He's lovely and she's lovely."

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Celebrity Big Brother airs Sundays through Fridays at 9pm on ITV1 and the ITV Hub, followed by Late & Live on ITV2 immediately following each new episode.

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