Love Island's Ovie Soko joins Sky Sports as a basketball pundit ahead of the NBA's 'best ever' season

Love Island star Ovie Soko has joined the Sky Sports lineup ahead of the NBA's 2019-20 season.

The former basketball player will appear on the network's weekly Sky Sports Heatcheck show, which will look at the biggest stories and names on and off the court. 

Ovie, 28, became an overnight sensation when he appeared on Love Island earlier this year, and after weeks of bad luck in the villa eventually sparked up a romance with India Reynolds, 28.

Exciting: Love Island star Ovie Soko has revealed he is joining Sky Sports as a regular guest on its newest NBA highlights show Heatcheck, ahead of the 2019-20 season

Exciting: Love Island star Ovie Soko has revealed he is joining Sky Sports as a regular guest on its newest NBA highlights show Heatcheck, ahead of the 2019-20 season

Sky Sports is set to expand its NBA content to broadcast 134 live games, with 48 in the weekend primetime slot.

The channel will also feature five back-to-back games on Christmas Day, as well as all the action from the play-offs and finals.

Ovie will feature on the weekly Heatcheck show as a regular guest, with the show set to be hosted by Jaydee Dyer. 

It will air on Tuesday nights first on the Sky Sports YouTube channel, before being shown later in the evening on its TV channels. 

Ovie confirmed the news of his signing after taking to Instagram to post a snap of his visit to the NBA headquarters. 

Smart: The hunk previously represented Great Britain as a basketball player, and also briefly played for the Spanish UCAM Murcia team

Smart: The hunk previously represented Great Britain as a basketball player, and also briefly played for the Spanish UCAM Murcia team

Speaking about his new job the star said: 'I'm delighted to be joining Sky Sports. I've lived and breathed basketball since I was a kid, and to be offered the opportunity to be part of the team delivering this sport to millions of fans was an opportunity I couldn't turn down. 

'I can't wait for the NBA season to get underway and offering my thoughts across Sky Sports platforms. This NBA season will be one of the best yet!'

Ovie previously played for the Great Britain basketball team, and also briefly played for the Spanish UCAM Murcia team. 

The hunk also entered the 2014 NBA draft but was not selected in the draft’s two rounds. 

Giddy: Ovie confirmed the news of his new job after visiting the NBA headquarters in Europe

Giddy: Ovie confirmed the news of his new job after visiting the NBA headquarters in Europe

Exciting: The signing comes as the 2019-20 season kicks off, with Sky Sports set to air more matches from the season than ever before (pictured above is a preseason match last week)

Exciting: The signing comes as the 2019-20 season kicks off, with Sky Sports set to air more matches from the season than ever before (pictured above is a preseason match last week)

Ovie rose to prominence over the summer when he appeared on Love Island, and despite viewers, support struggled to find love in the villa.

He has since sparked up a romance with model India although it has been rumoured that all is not well between the couple.

It has been over a month since model India and Ovie were seen together - with the careers post-villa taking off, making it difficult for the couple to see one another.

Romantic: Ovie rose to prominence as a contestant on Love Island over the summer, and after weeks of bad luck in the villa sparked up a romance with India Reynolds

Romantic: Ovie rose to prominence as a contestant on Love Island over the summer, and after weeks of bad luck in the villa sparked up a romance with India Reynolds

A source exclusively told MailOnline: 'It's clear things aren't exactly rosy between them. They need time to meet up and work things out.' 

A second source told MailOnline: 'They have been trying to get together all week, but their busy work schedules haven't permitted it.' 

But a spokesperson for both India and Ovie confirmed to MailOnline that they are still together at present.

Drama: It was recently reported that all was not well with the couple, as they struggled to find time to see each other. But representatives for Ovie and India confirmed they are still together

Drama: It was recently reported that all was not well with the couple, as they struggled to find time to see each other. But representatives for Ovie and India confirmed they are still together

Love Island's Ovie Soko joins Sky Sports as a basketball pundit

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