Who is Love Island's Ovie Soko? Meet the pro basketball player coupled up with India Reynolds

26 July 2019, 10:09 | Updated: 26 July 2019, 10:25

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Who is Ovie Soko and how old is he?

Ovie is a 28-year-old pro basketball player from London, who left home at 16 years old to chase his sporting dreams.

He's since lived in six different countries and claims to be "too honest" when it comes to voicing his opinions.

He gives himself an "international 8 out of 10" for looks, adding: "My best feature is my personality, I am just a vibe and people like being around my energy."

Ovie Soko is a pro basketball player in London
Ovie Soko is a pro basketball player in London. Picture: ITV

Who is Ovie coupled up with?

Ovie is currently coupled up with India Reynolds after the pair hit it off immediately.

He originally got to know Anna Vakili during Casa Amor week, but she dumped him for Jordan Hames just a few days after they returned to the villa.

After then pairing with Amber Gill as friends, he finally found his other half when India walked into the villa with Greg O'Shea and Harley Brash.

What's Ovie's Instagram handle?

You can take a look back at Ovie's personal pictures on Instagram @OvieSoko.

Judging by his account, the athletic lad is not afraid to strip off for a topless selfie on the basketball court.

The family man has shared several candid throwback pics, and is also not shy of a close-up #selfie.

What has Ovie said about going into the Love Island villa?

The London lad made it clear he was going into Casa Amor to mix things up.

Speaking before entering the villa, he claimed: "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."

What is Ovie's type and who does he have his eye on?

Ovie's perfect girl "is someone who can be themselves" around him.

Before he went in, he had his eye on a few of the girls in the villa.

He revealed: "They are all gorgeous girls but Anna, I've been watching her from the beginning and she has consistently been on my radar."

Ovie's Love Island journey

Ovie became a fan favourite as soon as he walked into the villa. With his amazing advice and catchphrase 'Message', it's no wonder the public are rooting for him.

But he hasn't had an easy ride in the villa after he got brutally dumped by Anna Vakili just a few days after arriving in Casa Amor.

Luckily, he had more luck when bombshell India strutted into the villa and the pair have been building a strong relationship ever since.

During their final date, Ovie confessed how much he likes the Page 3 girl - so could these two underdogs win?