THE Great Celebrity Bake Off viewers went wild for Ovie Soko when he appeared in the Stand Up To Cancer special on Tuesday night.
The Love Island star, 29, whipped fans into a frenzy, with one hailing him ‘the most beautiful man on the planet’, while another declared that he was an absolute ‘dreamboat’.
Ovie Soko sent Celebrity Bake Off viewers wild
Other viewers thought Ovie looked “literally edible” – even while wearing an apron and Crocs.
“Ovie looks tastier than some of those cakes, literally edible!” one fan tweeted.
“Is it weird that Ovie is even better looking in a baking context?” a second viewer wrote.
A third penned: “I’m gonna use the word DREAMBOAT. It’s the only word that will do.”
Fans said the basketball star was so hunky he was “literally edible”
The Bake Off judges were just as taken with the athlete
Another fan took to a cheeky euphemism to describe their feelings for the basketball player, writing: “Ovie can put a bun in my oven.”
Ovie, who came third in last year’s Love Island, even invited admiration from Bake Off host Noel Fielding during the episode.
The comedian looked up at Ovie and joked: “I feel like all humans at this stage in life should look like you.
“If aliens came down and saw you they’d just give up. Abort.”
Ovie on #StandUpToCancer #BakeOff looks tastier than some of those cakes, literally edible!
— Tracey Brocking (@tracey_brocking) March 10, 2020
@OvieSoko I’m gonna use the word DREAMBOAT. It’s the only word that will do. @BritishBakeOff @SU2CUK #bakeoff #SU2C #ovie pic.twitter.com/sSSlGlxg44
— Rachel Carr (@rubydell88) March 10, 2020
Is it weird that Ovie is even better looking in a baking context? #bakeoff
— Michala (@Kayla_Cu) March 10, 2020
Ovie might just be the most beautiful man on this planet #bakeoff
— Nat (@natg_x) March 10, 2020
Ovie can put a bun in my oven #StandUpToCancer #bakeoff
— Jess Day (@thejessica_day) March 10, 2020
My word that there Ovie is sooooooo easy on the eye #BakeOff #StandUpToCancer #CelebrityBakeOff #GBBO
— Nicola Westwood (@browniemaker69) March 10, 2020
Despite insisting he was not a natural baker and simply “doing the best he could,” the athlete managed to put on a decent show in the various categories.
He made a white chocolate and macadamia nut basketball-shaped cookie in the first round.
Looking around at his competitors Jenny Eclair, Russell Howard and Louis Theroux’s efforts, he burst out laughing.
The 29-year-old took part in the Stand Up To Cancer special
“I’ve got a half a basketball here guys. Everyone else’s looks so much better than mine!’ the sportsman said.
The judges seemed impressed however, with Paul Hollywookd remarking: “The actual bake and the look of it… I think, actually looks very, very good.”
Ovie replied, grinning: “I’ll take that. Hey, I passed the test.”
He split from Love Island girlfriend India Reynolds last October
He later pulled off a mille-feuille and managed not to crumble in the choux pastry round.
Ovie, who split up from his Love Island girlfriend India Reynolds last October, bagged his biggest ever deal last year when he starred in a Diet Coke commercial.
The hunk was unveiled as the brand’s latest star as he sipped the drink in the advert released in January.