Love Island winner asked by bosses to ‘crawl’ into this year’s villa on a secret mission

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 07: Ekin Su Culculloglu attending the "Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts" European Premiere at Cineworld Leicester Square on June 07, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

LOVE Island winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu has been ‘propositioned’ with an offer of returning to the show – thanks to a iconic bit of furniture.

Bosses of the ITV2 reality series jokingly suggested that she should head back into the villa to surprise this summer’s islanders thanks to the ‘cursed’ yellow bean bag.

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu has been ‘propositioned’ by Love Island bosses

They have joked that she should return to retrieve the ‘cursed’ beanbag

It was previously suggested that any poor soul who ended up sitting on the piece of casual furniture would find themselves at the centre of heartache.

Ekin-Su, 28, fell victim to the ‘curse’ and ended up in a blazing showdown with her boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti, 27, after sitting on it.

Sharing a picture of the beanbag by the 2023 pool, as oblivious islander Jess Harding soaked her feet in the water, Love Island tweeted today: “Omg it’s back #LoveIsland.”

Ekin-Su replied: “Loooool it’s been cursed ever since I sat on it a year ago today!”

Seeing an opportunity, the show’s social media team immediately replied with a ‘winking face’ emoji and quipped: “Fancy crawling into the Villa to remove it?”

But although they appeared to be joking, fans have since jumped on the response and are begging for Ekin-Su to sneak back in and retrieve the beanbag.

One quickly wrote back: “That would be iconic!”

The ‘cursed’ yellow beanbag first hit the headlines last summer, with viewers convinced it was behind a string of break-ups and arguments.

Fans were certain that it was the beanbag that caused an epic showdown between Ekin-Su and Davide.

Bombshell Josh Le Grove also sat on it – before he was dumped from the Island alongside Danica Taylor.

Coco Lodge, meanwhile, had said in the Beach Hut: “That yellow beanbag causes drama – anyone who sits on it, you get drama.”

The beanbag then returned for this year’s winter series of the reality show.

Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown sat on it in the South African villa – and was handed bad luck for the rest of the series.

And now it is back…

  • Love Island continues tonight, 9pm, ITV2/ ITVX

Ekin-Su and Davide were certain the beanbag was ‘cursed’ – as were viewers

Winter Love Island star Zara Deniz Lackenby-Brown sat on it and received bad luck