Who is Ovie Soko? Everything you need to know about the Love Island hunk

Ovie and his dad Raymond have collaborated with fashion brand ASOS

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by Alex Ross |

Fit lord Ovie Soko entered the Love Island 2019 villa as part of Casa Amor week, and he was quick to catch the eye of the girls! After cracking on with Anna Vakili, the pharmacist chose to return to the main villa with Ovie, securng his place on the show.

Although things fizzled between Anna and Ovie, with Anna choosing to recouple with her former partner Jordan Hames, Ovie was paired with Amber Gill as friends for a couple of weeks - and that's when viewers fell in love with him, especially when he had Amber's back with her ex Michael.

As one of the stand-out stars of this year's Love Island - and a finalist along with his partner India Reynolds, check out everything you need to know about the basketball player.

Where did Ovie Soko finish on Love Island 2019?

Ovie finished in third place alongside India Reynolds on Love Island 2019.

Who is Ovie Soko?

Ovie is a 28-year-old Love Island contestant from London. The handsome chap entered the villa during Casa Amor week and later secured his place in the main villa when Anna chose to couple up with him.

Are Ovie and India in a relationship?

Although the pair are 'dating', they aren't 100% official yet... we doubt it will be long though!

Ovie's collection with ASOS

It's official! Ovie Soko and his dad Raymond have collaborated with fashion brand ASOS for an upcoming new collection. The professional basketball player, 28, has now landed himself a partnership with giant fashion retailer ASOS in a reported mega six-figure deal.

The hilarious hunk announced the news of his collection and becoming the new face of ASOS with his Instagram followers.

Sharing an adorable photo of himself and his dad wearing similar bucket-style hats, the star captioned the snap, 'PappiRay aka Pops Collaboration Pending 😎🎥😏' [sic]

Ovie on This Morning

After showing off his culinary skills in the Love Island villa, Ovie landed a guest role as a chef on This Morning, cooking brunch for summer hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford.

Speaking about the exciting opportunity, Ovie said, “Message! Cooking on This Morning is going to be dope, but I’ll need to graft hard if my infamous eggs are to live up to the hype for Love Island fans Eamonn and Ruth. They’re daytime royalty after all.”

This Morning's editor Martin Frizell said, "Here at This Morning we pride ourselves on nurturing and developing new talent. Ovie was undoubtedly one of the most popular Islanders this year and so we’re thrilled to have him on the show as a brand new guest chef."

How old is Ovie Soko?

Ovie is 28-years-old, making him one of the oldest boys in the Love Island villa.

What is Ovie Soko's job?

If you didn't guess by his height, Ovie is a professional basketball player! He currently plays for UCAM Murcia in Spain.

In the past, Ovie has played for both Trikala Aries and Enel Brindisi, and he's even played for Great Britain.

What is Ovie Soko's height?

Ovie is 6ft 7inches.

Where is Ovie Soko from?

Ovie is from London.

How can I follow Ovie Soko on social media?

You can keep up with Ovie on social media, follow him on both Instagram and Twitter below.

Instagram: oviesoko

Twitter: OvieSoko

Follow the rest of this year's Love Island cast right here.

How does Ovie Soko rate himself?

Ovie is a confident chap. The basketball player rates himself an 8 out of 10, but an 'international 8'.

He said, "I feel like I’m an 8 but an international 8, some people call themselves a 10 but you can be a 10 in one place and go to the opposite side of the world and be a 4. Wherever I go around the world, I think I can be an 8. My best feature is my personality, I am just a vibe and people like being around my energy."

Who is Ovie Soko's celebrity crush?

It looks like Prince Harry better watch out, because Ovie thinks Meghan Markle is 'stunning'. He's also a big fan of pop star Rihanna, calling her a 'fiery one'.

What's Ovie Soko's claim to fame?

As well as playing basketball for Great Britain, Ovie also went to school with Love Island 2018 star Alexandra Cane.

What is Ovie's idea of the perfect girl?

Ovie is looking for somebody in the villa who can be themselves around him. Is Anna the one?

Who did Ovie Soko couple up with on Love Island?

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HEAT Love Island couples 2019 stacked

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Anton Danyluk and Belle Hassan
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Despite their little hiccup when Anton kissed Anna in the challenge, these two seem stronger than ever! Anton's mum even told Caroline Flack she thinks Belle is the 'perfect' girl for her son! Could these two win?

Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard
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After Amy left the villa, Maura set her sights on Curtis and she certainly got what she wanted. After the last recoupling, Maura chose to couple up with Curtis, admitting she finds him 'very manly'.

Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea
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Despite Michael trying to win Amber back, the Geordie girl decided to couple up with new boy Greg after he put a smile back on her face, leaving viewers very happy!

Ovie Soko and India Reynolds
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New girl India arrived into the villa and she was quick to make basketball player Ovie her own. This is Ovie's first romantic relationship since he entered the villa, and we couldn't be happier!

Harley Brash and Chris Taylor
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New girl Harley couldn't resist Chris' hilarious charm. The Geordie girl chose to couple up with him at the last recoupling, with the pair later sharing a kiss in the garden.

Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague
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They've pretty much been together since the beginning, and it looks like nothing is going to get in the way of Tommy and Molly-Mae's romance.

Anna Vakili and Jordan Hames
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Despite being in the bottom three at the last dumping, Anna and Jordan are one of the strongest couples in the villa, with the pair even making things official!

Love Island
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They went official and said the 'l word', so it was no shock when Molly-Mae chose to recouple with hunky boxer Tommy. Will these two win the show?

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New girl Francesca caused an almighty stir when she chose to couple up with newly-single Curtis, despite Maura expressing her interest in the dancer.However, after days of getting to know both girls, on Monday night's episode, Curtis chose Maura.

Anton and Belle
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It looks like Scottish hunk Anton has finally found happiness! After weeks of being pied off, Belle chose to recouple with gym owner.

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After getting her heart broken by Michael, and breaking down about her feelings towards him, Amber chose to couple up with Ovie (as friends).

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Despite his heart rate being raised the most by ex-flame Amber, Joanna chose to couple up with fireman Michael. However, the pair were split up when Joanna was DUMPED from the villa in a shock twist on Monday night. Despite many urging Michael to leave with her, the fireman has remained in the villa.

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Anna was quick to realise her real feelings for Jordan when she returned from Casa Amor with Ovie. The pair are now back together with Anna coupling up with the model at the latest recoupling.

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After new girl Francesca was given first choice and chose to couple up with Curtis, Maura was left fuming. The Irish beauty decided to give newbie Chris a chance, in turn sending Marvin home.However, Curtis has now decided he wants to pursue things with Maura!

Sixth Coupling
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Tommy and Molly-Mae
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These two just keep getting stronger and stronger! Both Tommy and Molly-Mae stayed loyal, leaving the rest of the Islanders in tears during the recoupling. They are now official boyfriend and girlfriend, and they've even dropped the 'L' bomb.

Amy and Curtis
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Despite the nation thinking Curtis was going to dump Amy, the dancer decided to recouple with Amy, but it wasn't without any drama! Telling her 'we need to talk'. After getting her heart broken, Amy made the tough decision to QUIT the villa so Curtis was able to find happiness. Due to this, Curtis is now single.

Johanna and Michael
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In one of the biggest shocks of the series so far, Michael's head turned when Joanna entered the villa, making him DUMP Amber and couple up with the new girl.

Amber
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Amber returned to the villa on her own, staying loyal to Michael. However, as Michael chose to recouple with new girl Joanna, Amber has now been left single.

Maura and Marvin
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Despite getting on well with new boy Dennon, Irish beauty Maura chose to couple up with Marvin.However, things didn't last long! Maura decided it just wasn't going to happen with Marvin, and dumped him in a brutal double dumping alongside her BFF Lucie Donlan.

Ovie and Anna
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Anna was quick to forget about Jordan when Ovie walked into Casa Amor! The pharmacist decided to couple up with the new boy, leaving poor Jordan on his own. HOWEVER, in a big twist, Anna realised she actually likes Jordan more, and she's now sleeping outside with him on the day beds.Despite this, Ovie and Anna are still technically coupled up.

Jordan
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After deciding to stay loyal towards Anna, Jordan is now single due tot the fact she returned to the main villa coupled up with basketball player Ovie.Of course, we suspect he'll be back with Anna at the next recoupling!

Anton and Belle
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Finally! Anton has a romantic relationship in the Love Island villa! New girl Belle certainly made an impact, with Anton giving a lovely little speech during the recoupling.

Love Island
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Tommy Fury and Molly-Mae Hague
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Rewind back a week or two and it looked like things could be over for Tommy and Molly-Mae, but after Tommy chose Molly-Mae over Maura in the last recoupling, the pair have seemed stronger than ever and have remained coupled up. Giving one of the nicest speeches ever, Tommy told Molly-Mae she's the 'girl of his dreams'.

Curtis Pritchard and Amy Hart
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They had a little hiccup earlier in the week when Curtis scored Arabella's kiss a 10/10, but nothing was going to stop these two coupling up again! After THAT dance, we just hope Curtis asks Amy to be his proper girlfriend sometime soon.

Amber Gill and Michael Griffiths
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They had a slow start, but Amber and Michael are now one of the favourites to win this year's show. During the recoupling, Michael was quick to gush about the Geordie girl, calling her 'unbelievably beautiful'.

Jordan Hames and Anna Vakili
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Following Sherif's shock exit from the villa, we were all left worried for Anna's Love Island fate. That was until new boy Jordan arrived and swept the pharmacist off her feet.

Anton Danyluk and Lucie Donlan
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Many thought it would be Lucie sent packing, but due to the fact he's still single, Anton chose the surfer to couple up with in a friendship, ensuring they both stayed in the Love Island villa.

Tom Walker and Maura Higgins
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Although many thought he'd ruined things by making THAT comment before their date in The Hideaway, Tom chose Irish beauty Maura to couple up with, dishing out all of the compliments in the process. However - after Thursday night's shock dumping, Tom was sent packing and now Maura is single.

Arabella Chi and Danny Williams
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Despite telling poor old Yewande he wouldn't be interested in getting to know anybody else, model Arabella certainly turned Danny's head. Despite Yewande's efforts in being more affectionate, Danny decided to couple up with Arabella, in turn sending Yewande home.However - after Thursday night's shock dumping, Arabella was sent packing and now Danny is single.

Love Island
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Curtis Pritchard and Amy Hart
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Despite Amy having a little wobble last week, her relationship with Curtis looks solid, with the ballroom dancer once again choosing to couple up with her.

Love Island
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Despite having his head turned 560 degrees by bombshell Maura, Tommy Fury followed his gut and chose to couple up with Molly-Mae.

Love Island
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After Michael and Amber FINALLY told each other how they feel, the pair keep getting stronger and stronger, with Michael choosing to couple up with the Geordie girl.

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After sharing their first kiss, Danny and Yewande look VERY strong in the villa, with the pair officially coupling up.

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It looked like things could be over for Joe and Lucie when Joe started to have doubts over Lucie's friendship with the other boys. Despite this, Joe chose Lucie in the recoupling, keeping the pair together. In one of the most dramatic Love Island moments EVER, Lucie and Joe were voted one of the villa's 'least compatible' couples in week three; with the public choosing to DUMP Joe from the island. Jucie is no more, folks.

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When Essex girl Elma Pazar entered the villa, she was impressed with 'gentleman' Anton. Despite Anton telling Anna he'd chose her to keep her safe, Anton went with his heart of coupled up with Elma.HOWEVER, things didn't last long, as Elma got DUMPED from the villa just days after the recoupling.

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Curtis Pritchard and Amy Hart
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It was the most obvious coupling of the night, but fans were overjoyed when Amy chose to couple up with dancer Curtis.

Lucie Donlan and Joe Garratt
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Despite having her head turned when Tommy Fury entered the villa, surfer Lucie decided to stay true to her heart and chose to couple up with Joe Garratt.

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After he was pied by Lucie, bombshell arrival Molly-Mae made Tommy's day by choosing to couple up with the boxer.

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After things were made clear that Amber had ZERO interest in Callum Macleod, the Geordie girl chose to couple up with her friend Anton Danyluk, sending Callum packing.

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Sticking to her original decision, pharmacist Anna Vakili once again chose to couple up with Sherif Lanre... we can see something blossoming between these two!

Yewande Biala and Michael Griffiths
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Following their kiss in the challenge, Yewande chose to remain coupled up with fireman Michael, but it looks like these two are just friends, with Michael now setting his sights on Amber.

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When Tommy arrived as a bombshell with Curtis, he immediately set his sights on Lucie, who was coupled up with Joe in the first episode. He said in the Beach Hut, "At the moment the girl I want to pursue is going to be Lucie. She's a surfer, she goes to the gym. Her body is banging. She has beautiful eyes, a beautiful face, beautiful everything."

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Curtis chose to couple up with Amy, who had previously been coupled up with Anton. She told the Beach Hut, "I don't feel like I have to force anything with Curtis because it's all so easy so I'm hoping that he picks me. But he was just talking to Yewande again. So, I don't know."

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This meant that poor Joe and Anton were left on their own. Hearts across the country broke for Joe when Lucie chose to be with Tommy - his little face dropped!

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Amber and Callum stayed together after the bombshells arrived, although Amber admitted in the Beach Hut that she was also attracted to Tommy and Joe. Eek!

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Anna and Sherif chose to stay together, and even shared a bed! Sherif told the Beach Hut, "Last night was nice. I feel like me and Anna are on the same page. We're going at the same pace. She's a lovely girl all round. So, I'm chuffed. I'm really happy with the choice I made. The subs-bench worked out for me!"However, Anna later said, "Sherif's like my human hot water bottle. It was nice. He's really good at the snuggles." Nice, but not hugely romantic...

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Yewande and Michael stayed together, even though her head had been turned by Curtis. She told the Beach Hut, "I think I do fancy him. He has amazing eyes and he is really nice."

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Lucie had previously described her ideal man as, "Blonde! Longish hairu2026 just hair, a lot of hair. Like me!" It then came as no surprise that she ditched former partner Michael Griffiths for wispy haired Joe.

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Amy and Anton seemed to hit it off straight away, with Anton clinging onto the former air hostess throughout out the whole coupling up process. After admitting his own mum shaves him bum, he was soon suggesting that Amy would shortly be doing the same.The adoration seemed short lived, however, with Anton shortly wiggling his way into Lucie and Joe's blossoming romance.

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Despite looking quite happy together when they coupled up, things aren't looking great for our next couple, Amber and Callum. After ditching fellow islander Sherif Lanre for Callum, Amber went onto brand her new beau as being, and looking, "old". Ouch.

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After Amber dropped Sherif for Callum, he was quickly coupled up with other remaining singleton Anna Vakili. But it seems this may have been a match made in heaven, with Sherif shortly after admitting to the brunette babe that he already follows her on Instagram!

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So after poor Michael was dropped by Lucie, he was soon paired up with the lovely scientist Yewande. Later chilling by the pool, the two soon conjured up some chemical reactions of their own when Michael revealed he has a degree in bio-medical science. After revealing, "I'm a scientist. A biologist. I studied a bio-technology degree", Michael responded, "That's quite interesting because I did bio medical science at uni." Ooo!

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