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Love Island’s Ovie Soko digs deep into world of reality TV fame

LOVE ISLAND’S Ovie Soko will explore the consequences of reality TV stardom in a BBC documentary.

The 6ft 7in basketball player shot to fame in the 2019 series of the ITV2 show.

Ovie: Life After Reality TV will see the 29-year-old ‘at a crossroads as he attempts to decide on the next chapter in his life’.

He must choose ‘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’.

In the BBC Three show, Soko chats to those who fear there is a dark side to the reality TV business and a price to pay.

‘At a crossroads’: Ovie Soko with India Reynolds in the 2019 Love Island final in Majorca PICTURE: REX

They include Mario Falcone, from The Only Way Is Essex, who has ‘now turned his back on the industry’.

He also talks to contestants such as I’m A Celebrity winner Vicky Pattison who have made a success of the exposure.

‘Ovie decides to find out more about the reality business — can he make it work for him or will it chew him up and spit him out?’ the BBC said.

The documentary comes after growing scrutiny into the aftercare offered to reality TV show participants, following the deaths of former Love Island contestants Sophie Gradon and Mike Thalassitis, as well as The Jeremy Kyle Show guest Steve Dymond.