DANCING On Ice star Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu has revealed that she “doesn’t have any friends” after finding TV fame.
The former Love Island contestant – who took part in the ITV2 dating show last summer – said that she ditched her former pals after they “sold stories” about her.
Ekin-Su, 28, who won the series last summer alongside beau Davide Sanclimenti, admitted she “lost her friends” after finding fame.
The Turkish actress, who is currently competing on Dancing On Ice with Brendyn Hatfield, said she learnt some hard life-lessons after the show.
Speaking to fellow former contestant Joe Garratt in a Reddit chat, Ekin-Su told listeners said she “lost so many friends”.
“I lost so many friends coming out, I don’t have any friends left because they sold stories of me,” she explained.
“Oh that’s so sad, well they weren’t friends then. That’s jealousy man, that’s sad,” Joe, 26, replied.
“But then you make new friends who understand you,” Ekin-Su continued.
Ekin-Su also appeared to hit out against her former pals, saying: “We’re all equal… We’re all the same. Stay humble.”
It comes after Ekin-Su sparked controversy on Dancing On Ice earlier this year when she wore a skimpy outfit in the pre-watershed programme.
She opted for a nude leotard and danced sexily on the ice – but was given low scores by the judges.
Viewers complained the performance was too raunchy for a family show, which aired before the watershed, with Ofcom receiving over 100 complaints.
Despite ending up in the skate-off over the weekend, Ekin was saved over after returning with a more subdued performance.
She went up against John Fashanu, 60, after the public vote left her vulnerable, but the judges opted to send the former footballer packing instead.
Ekin was very emotional during the episode and admitted to Holly Willoughby: “I’m not going to lie I was really upset for the last two days and I was literally questioning myself.”
An expert even ruled that Ekin-Su was left with “massive confidence issues” after landing in the skate off.
Speaking on behalf of Betfair, Darren Stanton said: “Ekin-Su made a number of mistakes during the skate off.
“She looked very nervous and didn’t come across as self-assured compared to last week.
“I think she is definitely dealing with massive confidence issues. She said to Holly she felt fantastic, however she flashed numerous signals of nervousness and fear. She was definitely not being truthful in how she truly felt.”
“Despite her apparent nerves, Ekin-Su made it through to next week,” he continued. “However I can’t imagine she will go far in the competition due to her confidence and rapport issues.
“I also don’t think Ekin-Su has developed a great connection with her partner Brendyn [Hatfield].
“Hopefully, the pair can work on their relationship, which could potentially help with her confidence.”
Dancing On Ice continues Sunday on ITV.