Love Island: why Ovie has single-handedly saved this season
Since coming on the show for Casa Amor, Ovie Soko has made this season of Love Island more enjoyable for everyone.
The tall basketball player has won over viewers with his kind, chilled out attitude. Here are some of the reasons why Ovie deserves to win Love Island, whether single or in a couple.
Being a good friend
Ovie has been a great friend to Amber during her heartbreaking ordeal with fellow contestant Michael. Having coupled up as friends with Amber, he truly has been her best friend in the villa along with Anna, being the only one to call Michael out on his toxic behaviour towards her and standing up for those he cares about. It would be great to see Ovie and Amber win Love Island as friends.
His secret dance moves
Ovie has been turning heads with his bubbly personality and many, many dance moves during his time in the villa. Whether he's making his breakfast, getting ready for a party or ironing his clothes, Ovie always has a song and dance moves to go with it.
After a heated argument with ex Anna, Ovie didn't let it get to him. In fact, we could all do with being a bit more like Ovie who was content with his floral outfit and an ice lolly.
Ovie's fashion sense is amazing. Hats paired with floral clothes, who would have thought it would work so well? The funniest moment of his time on the villa was when the girls found his hat collection and tried them on.
The scrambled eggs advice
Ovie was not afraid to call Curtis out on acting like a player—he knows this won't end well if Curtis doesn't choose a girl fast. With a weird metaphor, this was the best advice given, outdoing the advice Curtis has given to others.
Being the bottom of the heart
Ovie is a big softy. When Tommy asked Molly Mae to be his girlfriend, he stuck his hand up and asked to be the bottom of the heart. This kind, sensitive soul deserves to win. He definitely fits in well with the rest of the islanders.
He's not afraid to show emotion
When George was being sent home, Ovie wasn't afraid to cry and show his feelings. Who would have thought George, a guy we know nothing about, could make a 6"7 basketball player cry? Men often feel the need to suppress their emotions; Ovie is a great role model for other men and it's clear he truly loves and cares about his friends.
Throughout his time on the villa, Ovie has been all too dedicated to making his movie reference, yelling 'message' whenever anyone has a text. This is in reference to 90s cult movie Don't Be a Menace and has been the funniest moment of almost every episode he's been in—although almost all his moments are hilarious.
It's evident that Ovie fits in well with the rest of the islanders, but many would also argue that he's the best part of the season. He's not really got himself involved in the drama, bar the Anna situation, and stands up for his friends. We can't wait to see what other jokes he has up his sleeve.