Meet Ovie Soko: The 6ft 7 basketball player ready to turn heads in the villa

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Have you seen the newbies coming to Casa Amor yet??? Sweet baby Jesus they are fine. As in heart racing, saliva-inducing, need to have a cold shower immediately fine. Seriously, the Love island couples should be scared – especially the lads. With new boy Ovie Soko joining, the girls’ heads are going to turn so fast they’ll get whiplash.

At 28, this professional basketball player from London is a self-confessed wildcard. A man on the streets, but a beast in the sheets. Grrrrr, to you too Ovie. A straight talker, although he’s not purposefully going to step on anyone’s toes, Ovie has already set his sights on Anna. Bring on the drama.

Now for the real reason your reading this – the thirst traps. Get 999 on speed dial, think of England and scroll down for some jaw-dropping pics of Ovie that will leave you shook:

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Via Instagram @oviesoko

Ovie Soko is a 28-year-old from London

Ovie Soko is a professional basketball player from London who even has his own Wikipedia page. Each series, the world of Love Island seems to be getting smaller and smaller and this year is no different with Lucie AND Arabella dating Charlie Frederick and now Ovie going to school with ex-Love Islander Alexandra Cane.

Love island, 2019, Ovie, Ovie Soko, Basketball, Casa Amor

Via Instagram @oviesoko

Love island, 2019, Ovie, Sako, Basketball, Casa, Amor

Via Instagram @oviesoko

He describes himself as only an eight out of ten

Ovie said: “I feel like I’m an eight but an international eight, 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 four. Wherever I go around the world, I think I can be an eight. My best feature is my personality, I am just a vibe and people like being around my energy.”

If Ovie is only an eight out of ten, there’s really no hope for the rest of us.

Love Island, 2019, Ovie, Soko, Basketball, casa, Amor

Via Instagram @oviesoko

Love Island, 2019, Ovie Soko, Basketball, Casa amor

Via Instagram @oviesoko

Love island, 2019, Ovie, Soko, Basketball, Casa, Amor

Via Instagram @oviesoko

Ovie already has his eyes on Anna

He said: “They are all gorgeous girls but Anna, I’ve been watching her from the beginning and she has consistently has been on my radar.”

After spending most of the series complaining about how tall she is (FYI 5ft 9 barely counts), looks like Anna is finally going to get her tall man – 6ft 7 is more than enough inches. Jordan should be worrrriiied, Ovie’s more than confident he’ll be able to manage the other egos on the Island.

Love Island, 2019, Basketball, Casa, Amor, Ovie, Soko

Via Instagram @oviesoko

Love Island, 2019, Ovie, Soko, Casa, Amor

Via Instagram @oviesoko

Ovie is fully prepared to step on the other Islanders’ toes

He said: “Treading on toes? Is there any such thing in Love Island? People are going to be put in tough spots on this show. I’m not worried, I’m not going to be disrespectful, I’m confident I bring enough to the table. Bro code means if the guys tell you something in confidence, you shouldn’t go spreading it, that’s not cool.”

So he’s not worried about treading on people’s toes, but is all about the bro code? Let’s see how long that actually lasts in the villa.

Love Island, 2019, Casa Amor, Ovie Soko

Via Instagram @oviesoko

Ovie admits he has a wandering eye

He said: “I’m not going to go in there and say I like a girl with the intention to turn away at the first opportunity but I’ll be honest, if someone else comes in and there is a higher level of mental connection – which I think is what will do it for me – there is a possibility that I could have a wandering eye.”

Hmmm, Danny’s already proved that saying your head’s not going to be turned means nothing. NOTHING. Not that it’s just the guys being problematic, the Love Island girls aren’t all angels either.

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