Love Island favourite Ovie Soko is to become a guest chef on ITV's This Morning.

After winning over his fellow Islanders with his cooking skills in the villa, Ovie will make his This Morning debut on Thursday, August 8.

Commenting on his new role, the basketball player-turned-television star said: "Message! Cooking on This Morning is going to be dope, but I'll need to graft hard if my infamous eggs are to live up to the hype for Love Island fans Eamonn [Holmes] and Ruth [Langsford]. They're daytime royalty, after all."

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"Here at This Morning we pride ourselves on nurturing and developing new talent," said This Morning editor Martin Frizell.

"Ovie was undoubtedly one of the most popular Islanders this year and so we're thrilled to have him on the show as a brand new guest chef."

On Wednesday, Irish Love Island contestant Maura Higgins made her debut as a presenter on This Morning, hosting what has been billed as "her very own phone-in providing viewers with her much-loved no-nonsense advice".

Higgins is also reportedly set to star in a This Morning strand called Maura Than Meets the Eye, "a series of short films in which she takes on challenges".

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