Love Island winner Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu signs up for star-studded US reality show – and has already started filming at a remote Scottish castle
She became a household name across the UK after winning the eighth series of Love Island, but Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu is hoping to win a new legion of fans after signing up for a popular US reality show.
The TV personality has joined a star-studded line-up for the second series of The Traitors US, and has already started filming.
Other contestants include Real Housewives Of Miami star Larsa Pippin, former heavyweight champion boxer Deontay Wilder, Bling Empire’s Kevin Kreider, Dancing With The Stars professional Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Real Housewives Of Orange County regular Tamra Judge.
In a bizarre twist, former House Of Commons speaker John Bercow is also making an unexpected appearance on the widely syndicated show.
The forthcoming series will be hosted by actor Alan Cumming and is being filmed at Ardross Castle in the Scottish Highlands – a far cry from the Spanish Love Island villa.
New role: Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu is hoping to win a new legion of fans after signing up for a popular US reality show
Getting involved: The TV personality has joined a star-studded line-up for the second series of The Traitors US, and has already started filming
Much like the UK version of the hot show, contestants will be required to lie their way to a potential cash prize. Survivor star Cirie Fields walked away with a whopping $250,000 after winning its first series.
Mirroring the UK version of the show – a huge success when it aired in 2022 – the celebrities will be split into two groups, Traitors and Faithful’s.
Larsa Pippen and partner Marcus Jordan’s participation in the show was confirmed by People on Thursday.
The high-profile couple documented their travels on Instagram Stories as they arrived Wednesday in Scotland, where production on the series has commenced.
The premise of the reality show pits competitors against one another on daunting tasks, with some secretly looking to sabotage the others.
The concept originated on the Dutch show De Verraders; it has also been adapted for Australia and the U.K., with both versions airing on Peacock.
Its first US season, which received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program, featured 10 reality stars and 10 regular people in the cast.
The second frame of the series will only have known reality stars in the cast, according to the outlet, as filming is slated to continue for a few more weeks.
The latest: Larsa Pippen and Marcus Jordan have also been cast on the second season of the Peacock reality show
New arrivals: The couple documented their travels on Instagram Stories as they arrived Wednesday in Scotland, where production on the series has commenced
Ekin-Su’s participation comes after she refused to confirm claims of a romantic reconciliation with former boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti.
She told The Sun: ‘Leave it to the imagination. You can label it whatever you want to label it but we are enjoying each other’s company and we’re very happy.’
Davide added: ‘We’re just enjoying each other’s company.’
Successful: The UK version of the show was a huge success when it aired in 2022