BBC Three announce new documentary with Love Island star Ovie Soko.
BBC Three’s Ovie: Life After Reality TV sees Ovie at a crossroads as he attempts to decide on the next chapter in his life. 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.
The BBC tease:
To help him make that decision 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? He speaks to successful stars who help him understand how the showbiz machine works and the opportunities on offer.
Multi-millionaire I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here winner Vicky Pattison speaks to Ovie. She’s been in the reality TV business for ten years on shows from Geordie Shore to Celebrity Masterchef and has seen six figure paydays by managing to cross over into mainstream television.
But Ovie also hears from people who believe there is a dark side to the business, whose paths have awarded them fame and money, but have paid the price - sometimes with serious consequences.
Mario Falcone, one of the original cast members of The Only Way Is Essex explains what life was like in the fast lane when he was on TOWIE, he drove a Lamborghini, had glamorous girlfriends and the cash was rolling in. But Mario’s reality TV journey ended with an attempt to take his own life, and he’s now turned his back on the industry.