Ovie Soko has become one of the beloved favourites from this year’s Love Island crop, but he hasn’t exactly had the most success in the villa.
The 28-year-old professional basketball player went into the villa coupled up with Anna Vakili, only to be dumped by her after she recoupled with Jordan Hames.
After a while being single in the villa, the arrival of India Reynolds finally sparked romance for Ovie – but this lengthy period took many by surprise considering his loved status in the outside world.
Speaking on the BBC Radio 1 The Reality Tea Podcast with Raj and Pilar, comedian Katherine Ryan has her own theory for Ovie’s lack of success with the ladies.
‘I have some theories about Ovie,’ Katherine said. ‘And I don’t wanna be offensive because we will end up together and I don’t wanna just cock block myself, but why aren’t more women in the villa interested in Ovie?
‘Why would that be? Here’s my theory – bad breath. There’s gotta be a reason and it’s not his looks, it’s not his personality, he’s funny, he’s kind, he’s chill.
‘We’ve seen him showering, I’ve played those clips up… he jumps in the pool, it’s not hygiene. I’m not saying I know from an inside source, but what is it?’
Ovie might win over some more fans in the next episode, with the Islanders being tasked with the notorious baby challenge.