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05th Sep 2022

Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu brands Ryan Tubridy a “genius” after Late Late Show

Ellen Fitzpatrick

She appeared on the show this week.

Love Island star Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu appeared on last week’s Late Late Show and has now branded Ryan Tubridy a “genius” after Friday night.

Appearing on the first episode since the talk show returned after the summer, she spoke about her time on the show with Davide, her experience with hate comments and competing for Ireland in a beauty pageant.

Ekin-Su told “Ryan was so nice. It was great. He is a genius. He asked me some really great questions.”

“I’ve never felt as comfortable on a show like I did.

“He just asked such good questions and made me feel like I always knew him. I felt close. It was lovely. He was funny as well, he’s got a good sense of humour.”

While appearing on the show, Ryan asked Ekin-Su about representing Ireland in the Miss Asia Pacific World pageant, with the picture going viral during her time on Love Island.

The actress said: “When I was 17 I did Miss Asia Pacific and it was a beauty contest, and it was my first ever kind of travel. I was very young and very confident and I just went away.

“My manager at the time said ‘Could you represent Northern Ireland?’ and I said ‘Sure’ and it was kind of within the island and I was like ‘Yeah, why not.’

“I had to research about Ireland itself, you know the Bailey’s, the Guinness.

“I did two weeks in South Korea, with Miss Russia, Miss England, Miss Scotland and all other countries were there and I was proud.

“I know I’d never been to Ireland, before but I was very proud.”