Love Island’s Ovie Soko revealed he was never invited to be part of the cast’s official WhatsApp group, and our hearts have broken.
After Maura Higgins revealed the group chat was basically dead, the 28-year-old – who came third on the show with India Reynolds – explained he was never in it in the first place.
Sounds a little chaaaldish…
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk at the launch of his collection with ASOS, he told us: ‘A lot of people have been asking about this Love Island WhatsApp group…
‘This seems to be the thing.
‘I mean, I’ve got everyone’s numbers from Love Island, but I’m not part of any group…
‘So maybe there’s a group out there that I’m not part of… Are you telling me I should be part of the group?!’
Laughing the apparent snub off, the basketball player joked: ‘You’ve just let me know I’m not part of the group, oh wow. Wow.’
That’s fine hun, you can be in ours….!
While he might not have made it into the group chat, Ovie has absolutely no regrets about taking part in this year’s series and wouldn’t trade his experience in for the upcoming South Africa season.
When asked whether he thinks winter Love Island will be as popular with fans, he continued: ‘I’m not sure, I don’t know whether it’s going to be as big as the summer one or not, I really couldn’t tell you.
‘That’s human nature, you always want more at the end of the day.
‘I’m happy with Majorca, Majorca was a good experience.’
He met India in the Majorcan villa after all…
Ovie was recently announced as ASOS’ first ever celebrity collaboration – and the news was celebrated with #NationalOvieDay, which is absolutely no less than he deserves.
ITV2 viewers had been begging his range after noticing his unique style in the Island.
‘The people got what they wanted,’ he yelled. ‘It’s wild, the whole journey thus far has been dope. Something I couldn’t really put entirely into words, but it’s just been amazing. I think what it represents, it’s a lot bigger than a TV show could ever be.
‘It’s given hope to everyone, in my opinion, and let them know that being yourself can get you good things in life. Having good, positive energy does go a long way.’
Speaking about his seven-piece collection, which has been inspired massively by dad Raymond’s artwork, he was adamant that this would be the focal point of the clothes.
‘That was a huge part, when we sat down with ASOS and started going through what my ideas were, what my vision was,’ he said.
‘I’ve had a lot of influences growing up, but my dad and brother have been the main male influences in my life. Why would I steer away from that now?’
And Ovie teased that the collection – which features a selection of his trademark bucket hats – would also look good on women.
‘There will be sizes for everyone, ASOS does a good job at that. I’m an extremely tall gentleman and I find clothes there that fit me very well,’ he added. ‘They do a good job at tailoring to people of all shapes and sizes.
‘I really believed in a lot of their beliefs in a brand, and the energies between them and myself, it just all fell in line. It was the perfect relationship.’
Count. Us. In.
Ovie’s collection will be available on ASOS from 23 September.
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