Love Island's Ekin-Su's brother Arda has been hanging out with this unlikely islander

TikTok users were shocked to see Love Island's Ekin-Su's brother, Arda, dancing with an unlikely fellow contestant of his older sister...

Ekin-Su on Love Island UK 2022
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Love Island's Ekin-Su's brother, Arda Cülcüloğlu, has been blowing up since appearance on the 'Meet the Parents' episode of the most recent season. And after his sister won Love Island 2022, it's not surprising that the upcoming sibling is just getting more and more popular.

But TikTok users were shocked to see him hanging out and posting videos with one of Ekin's fellow islanders from Love Island 2022—and, no, it's not her new beau Davide Sanclimenti. Arda has been spending time with one of the other Love Island finalist couples—none other than Dami Hope.

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu on Love Island 2022

(Image credit: ITV)

Ahead of the Love Island reunion, the now former islander has been getting to know his fellow contestant's brother, with TikTok fans amazed to see him dancing in not one, but two, videos with Ekin-Su's younger sibling Arda. The pair smiled as they jokily showed off their moves for the camera, in what appeared to be a garden back in the UK.

In one video (opens in new tab), shared by Arda, the pair looked particularly chummy. "I claim that friendship!" commented one social media user. Another wrote: "The duo we never knew we needed." And a third added: "This is so unexpected."

It is unclear exactly when the unlikely pair started properly hanging out, given that the final of Love Island season eight was just earlier this week. Although, Arda did make an appearance with his mum on the show to discuss his sister Ekin-Su and her love interest Davide.

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Who is Love Island's Ekin-Su's brother Arda?

During the most recent series of Love Island, fans were introduced to the little brother of the 27-year-old Turkish actress. Hilariously, in an interview with host Laura Whitmore, he was asked about the male contestants this year and replied: "I'm gonna be honest with you, I hate them all, I hate all the guys there."

And it seems that as Ekin's stardom is rising following her win with her Italian businessman beau, so is Arda's. Viewers quickly discovered him on Instagram (opens in new tab), where he has 38,000 followers, and on TikTok (opens in new tab), where his posts already have 527,000 'likes'. Very little else is known about him other than that he appears to be passionate about the guitar and plays the instrument.

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How old is Ekin-Su's brother?

Arda is much younger than his older, now-famous sister Ekin-Su. The islander's sibling is believed to be around 16 or 17 years old.

One of the main things fans have said about him is his amazing likeness to 26-year-old actor Timothée Chalamet. Commenting on his Instagram (opens in new tab) post, one person wrote: "Is it just me or does he look like the next Timothée Chalamet?" Another added: "Okayyyy Timothée Chalamet."

Despite his youth, many viewers have already revealed their desire for him to join the cast of 2023—particularly given the popularity of his sister. While we await his future decision on entering the villa, we're very much enjoying his bromance with Dami instead...

Lauren Clark

Lauren is a freelance writer and editor with more than six years of digital and magazine experience. Most recently, she has been the Acting Commissioning Editor of Women's Health—where she co-produced the Going For Goal podcast—and has previously also written news and features for titles including The Telegraph, Grazia, Stylist, Dazed, The Sun's Fabulous, Yahoo Style UK and Get The Gloss. She covers all aspects of lifestyle, specializing in health, beauty, and travel. Can't live without: oat milk lattes, new podcast episodes, long walks, and great skincare.