James Argent and Ekin-Su Culculoglu enjoy 'snog' but deny they're dating

James Argent and Ekin-Su Culculoglu have been at the centre of wild romance rumours after sharing a "snog", yet both have dismissed claims they're dating.

Rumours had been swirling that James, 36, and Ekin-Su, 29, had sparked a "shock romance" and were reportedly getting close with cosy dates in Essex since her Big Brother exit in March.

But an insider told the Mirror: "James and Ekin share the same management team so it's inevitable that they'd be linked, but both have denied a romance."

Despite the gossip, Ekin-Su and James, who are both single, have reportedly found the situation amusing.

Ekin-Su (pictured) is said to have enjoyed some 'cosy dates' with the former TOWIE cast member -Credit:Getty Images
Ekin-Su (pictured) is said to have enjoyed some 'cosy dates' with the former TOWIE cast member -Credit:Getty Images

Their management has even initiated a Wagatha Christie-style probe to find out who leaked the news of their kiss, as it was only known to a select few, reports the Mirror.

A representative stated: "The pair both deny dating claims, and continue to be represented by the same manager".

This follows a claim from a source to the Daily Mail saying: "James lives close to Ekin, they are practically neighbours - so when she needed a friend after Celebrity Big Brother, he was there for her."

The source also hinted that what started as friendship might be turning into something more.

"Their friendship developed into something stronger and they started to spend more time together, even passionately kissing. It's still early days and they both appreciate they need to take it slow, having come out of high-profile relationships in the past six months... but there's no denying the feelings and chemistry between them."

Ekin-Su took part in the latest series of Celebrity Big Brother, which aired for three weeks in March.

She shared the house with celebrities including the winner David Potts and second-placed Nikita Kuzmin, only to be the fourth celebrity to leave the Big Brother house.

James Argent (pictured) is reportedly dating fellow reality TV star Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu -Credit:Getty Images
James Argent (pictured) is reportedly dating fellow reality TV star Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu -Credit:Getty Images

The stint on the show was not without its controversies, and Ekin-Su took to social media last month to share her reflections.

"Took some time off to reflect, recharge and restore which I'm still very much doing but I'll need to be back online for work purposes especially," she posted.

At that time, she also expressed: "Haven't felt myself for a long time, and I've realised I had kind of lost myself and for a while didn't know who I was beyond being defined by ex relationships or TV shows, and that needs to change! I am so excited for all the growth and full healing. CBB was the final lightbulb moment to make me realise what needs to be done."

Wrapping up her thoughts, the reality star, known for her appearances on Traitors US and Dancing on Ice, said: "Embracing the fresh start to a new month and new era. Wishing everyone an April full of possibilities. I am so grateful for each one of you."

Ekin-Su, who previously dated Davide Sanclimenti and won Love Island with him in 2022, announced on social media in January that they had ended their relationship.

Meanwhile, former The Only Way is Essex star James, also known as 'Arg', was reportedly dating Stella Turian last year. However, reports surfaced in November suggesting the couple had split.

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