Love Island Viewers Are Applauding Ovie For Confronting Michael About His Crappy Behaviour

We need more lads to hold their friends accountable like this.

Love Island’s Ovie Soko has shown himself time and again to be a fountain of emotional intelligence – something that’s often missing in the villa.

And last night, he earned viewers’ respect for pulling Michael up on the way he’s been treating Amber over the past few episodes.

On Sunday night, Amber confessed to Michael that she still had feelings for him, but in the following episode he told her that he had no interest in pursuing things with her.

Viewers were shocked at the way he barked at Amber to ‘sit down’ for a chat, and the callous way in which he delivered the news to her:

While many of the Islanders heard what was said, no one seemed to want to get involved. Amber confronted Maura for giving her false hope about a possible relationship with Michael, and asked her why she didn’t stand up for her.

“Everyone riled us up and then nobody actually said anything to him, and was fine sitting around the kitchen all night,” she said. “I had everyone’s back in here and would expect the same from everyone else.”

The support Amber wanted didn’t come from her girls, but it did come from her good friend Ovie, who had a word with Michael the following day.

“These last couple of days your emotions are obviously on edge, I feel like it’s normal, but what do you think about your approach to it all?” he asked Michael.

Can you honestly say just man to man that the way you’re speaking to me now was the exact same way you spoke to [Amber] yesterday? …If that had been your mum or your sister and you were standing right there, would you have just let that conversation run? Honestly?

A chastened Michael attempted to explain away his brusque “Sit down” by claiming he was just concerned for Amber in her high heels, which… good one, Mick.

Nevertheless, the conversation with Ovie lead him to apologise to Amber (even if he repeated the weak excuse about her heels to her too).

Viewers praised Ovie for pulling up a fellow lad on their shitty behaviour, and standing up for Amber:

Ovie – making that villa a better place, one day at a time.


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