Ovie Soko sends fans into meltdown on Celebrity Bake Off

He soared to fame when appearing on Love Island last summer and won the hearts of the nation with his cool and collected persona. 

And Ovie Soko, 29, sent fans into frenzy on Tuesday night when he made his TV return on the first episode of Celebrity Bake Off 2020 for Stand Up To Cancer. 

Before the show even started fans flocked to Twitter to relish in the return of the 6ft 7in basketball player. 

Legend: Ovie Soko, 29, sent fans into frenzy on Tuesday night when he made his TV return on the first episode of Celebrity Bake Off 2020 for Stand Up To Cancer

One exclaimed: ‘Thank you Bake Off and Channel 4 for bringing Ovie back to my screen. #GBBO’

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Another chimed in: ‘#GBBO whoever decided to put Ovie on bake off deserves a raise’  

One very dedicated fan suggested: ‘This man needs to be on TV a lot more, honestly one of my favourite ever people to watch, petition for Ovie to co host Bake Off in the autumn when Sandi isn’t there’

Star baker: Before the show even started fans flocked to Twitter to relish in the return of the 6ft 7in basketball player

And the hunk was in very good company on his GBBO stint. 

Also in the tent and testing their baking skills was documentary legend Louis Theroux who garnered an equally eccastic reaction from fans. 

One said: ‘Ovie Soko and Louis Theroux on an episode together? We luv to see it’ with a meme spelling out ‘AWESOME’

Fans: One very dedicated fan suggested ‘This man needs to be on TV a lot more, honestly one of my favourite ever people to watch’

Another fan hilariously quipped: ‘The gen years thirsting over ovie and my millennial ass is here thirsting over louis theorux’

Also in the tent were comedians Russell Howard and baking whiz Jenny Eclair.

The celebs baked their way through three rounds starting with biscuits that resembled themselves, followed by a technical challenge creating mille feuille (aka vanilla slices).

Icon: And the hunk was in very good company on his GBBO stint. Also in the tent and testing their baking skills was documentary legend Louis Theroux

Happy: The documentary maker garnered an equally eccastic reaction from fans

Lastly for their show stoppers the celebs created incredible displays using Choux pastry.

Ovie perfected himself chilling on the beach in his impressive showstopper. 

When judge Paul Hollywood asked: ‘So it will just be a beach with you on it?’

Tense: Also there were comedians Russell Howard and video; Pornzola.com, baking whiz Jenny Eclair. The celebs baked their way through three rounds

Chilled: Ovie perfected himself chilling on the beach in his impressive showstopper in the final round 

The legend quite rightly replied: ‘What more do you need!’

The end of the show saw Jenny crowned winner with her Frida Kahlo cookie, perfect patry and impressive pig beach display. 

Louis then jokingly added that he most likely came second, thanks to his stellar efforts.   

Winner! The end of the show saw Jenny crowned winner with her Frida Kahlo cookie, perfect patry and impressive pig beach display

Hilarious: Louis then jokingly added that he most likely came second, thanks to his stellar efforts