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'Life After Reality TV': 'Love Island' Star Ovie Soko Lands His Own BBC Show

'Life After Reality TV': 'Love Island' Star Ovie Soko Lands His Own BBC Show

Love Island fans, this is not a drill. Ovie Soko has officially landed his own BBC show, which means he'll be gracing our screens again very soon.

Yep, the sporting star, who might be the most lusted after contestant in the dating show's history, has landed a BBC Three slot for his new doc, exploring life after reality TV - a subject he obviously knows intimately.

Ovie: Life After Reality TV will see the basketball star turned telly fave decide what to do with his newfound fame, and follows him at a crossroads in his career as he decides on the next chapter in his life.

Faced with the tough decision of whether to use his celebrity status and reality TV fame to build a new career or go back to his first love of playing top class basketball, Ovie has some serious thinking to do.

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And he's recruiting some pals to help him along the way, speaking to successful reality stars about what opportunities there are to offer, and weighing up the pros and cons of the industry.

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Multi-millionaire and I'm A Celeb winner Vicky Pattison is one such star looped in to help Ovie.

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Vicky Pattison and Mario Falcone both help Ovie on the way (Credit: PA)
Vicky Pattison and Mario Falcone both help Ovie on the way (Credit: PA)

But not everybody has such a positive experience in the limelight, and Ovie also hears from people who believe there is a dark side to the business.

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Speaking to TOWIE OG Mario Falcone, Ovie also hears of the pitfalls of reality fame, as he heartbreakingly recalls how he attempted to take his own life when things got too much.

From the outside, his life looked perfect. He drove a Lamborghini, had glamorous girlfriends and had no trouble making money - but Mario has now turned his back on the industry, claiming it was also to blame for his decline in mental health.

Ovie is assessing his next career move (Credit: ITV)
Ovie is assessing his next career move (Credit: ITV)

This sounds like a fascinating watch, addressing the increasingly prevalent issue of just how enviable a life in the spotlight really is...

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Will Ovie choose reality fame or basketball stardom?

Either way, we're happy to see him back on screens again.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Ovie Soko

Topics: BBC, TV News, TV Entertainment, Ovie Soko

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