From vespas to Verona to vineyards… Love Island winners Ekin-Su and Davide make a return trip to ITV2!
ITV2 and ITV Hub are inviting viewers to follow the Love Island 2022 winners as they embark on two trips of a lifetime to Davide’s beloved Italy and Ekin-Su’s hometown in Turkey in Ekin-Su & Davide: Homecomings.
Ekin-Su and Davide had a fantastic journey on Love Island filled with romance, tiffs and tiramisu. They won the hearts of the public and were eventually crowned the Love Island winners. Now, after a summer of love, the couple are set to bring back the flirting, fun and laughter to our screens.
Boarding passes at the ready, this two-part series devised and co-produced by Lifted Entertainment, part of ITV Studios, and Motion Content Group, will see the self-proclaimed ‘Italian Snack’ and ‘Turkish Delight’ pack their suitcases once again for two new adventures.
For the first time since leaving the Love Island Villa, Davide will return to Italy and his hometown Frosinone with Ekin-Su by his side. But before he heads home, Davide will give Ekin-Su a taste of Italy as the pair embark on a whistle-stop tour of the Italian city of love, Verona, made famous by lovers Romeo and Juliet.
Then they will travel through the Tuscan valley and eventually jet off to Turkey, where they will visit Istanbul. Ekin-Su will introduce Davide to the acting colleagues she met while living and working as an actress in Turkey. They will also venture on a eight-hour road trip in a campervan to Ekin-Su’s family village of Odemis. As they spend a night sleeping in their motorhome, cue the drama of living in confined spaces.
Along the way viewers will be introduced to the pair’s family and friends, from parents to siblings to grandparents and more. But will pancake professional Ekin-Su be able to impress Davide’s family with her cooking skills? Time will tell when she prepares some homemade Gnocchi with the help of Davide’s mum.
From sun, sea, Turkish baths and belly dancing, this is set to be another fantastic trip for the couple. And, of course, they’ll make time for a couples workout along the way.
Mike Spencer, Creative Director at Lifted Entertainment, says: “We are thrilled to be working with Davide and Ekin-Su on this really exciting new ITV2 show. Ekin-Su and Davide both stole the nation’s hearts on this series of Love Island so we are excited for viewers to see what they have been up to since winning the show.”
Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning and Controller, ITV2, says: “We can’t wait to bring this fantastic series to ITV2. We can look forward to more romance, laughter, fun and everything in between from the couple as they embark on two epic adventures in Turkey and Italy together.”
Martin Oxley, Head of Formats and Entertainment at Motion Content Group said: “Davide and Ekin-Su didn’t just win Love Island 2022, they broke through to be possibly the most talked about couple of the year as well, and Motion couldn’t be more delighted to follow them as they meet one another’s families and take their exciting relationship beyond the Love Island villa.”
Ekin-Su & Davide: Homecomings is coming soon to ITV2. TX dates to follow.