Joey Essex is an English television personality. He rose to fame in 2011 after appearing in the ITV2 television series The Only Way Is Essex with several of his family and friends. Essex and his sister Frankie left the show in 2013, although his cousin, Chloe Sims, remains on it. In 2013, Essex took part in the first series of the celebrity diving show Splash! and the thirteenth series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, where he finished in fourth place. In 2015, he won the Channel 4 reality series The Jump.
Essex first appeared in The Only Way Is Essex as a supporting cast member in series two with his cousin, Chloe Sims, but was then promoted to main cast in series three where his sister, Frankie joined as supporting cast. His other cousin, Charlie Sims joined as supporting cast during the ninth series. In 2011, the TOWIE cast recorded and released a single entitled Reem; the song did not chart in the UK. He also featured in a song with the cast of TOWIE series 3, Last Christmas, originally released by Wham! in 1984. The cover peaked at number 33 on the UK Singles Chart.
In December 2011, Essex appeared on a Christmas special of All Star Family Fortunes, with the TOWIE cast, against the cast of Benidorm. He also featured on the Essex team against Benidorm in The Big Quiz in 2012. So far, he has made eight guest appearances on Celebrity Juice, twice in 2012 and six times in 2013, including regular appearances during the tenth series. He has also made guest appearances on Loose Women, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Daybreak, The Xtra Factor, This Morning and Through the Keyhole.
In 2013, Essex competed in the first series of Splash! where he was eliminated during the ‘splash-off’ in the second heat against television presenter Charlotte Jackson. On 13 November 2013, it was announced that Essex had quit The Only Way Is Essex. Essex also appeared in the thirteenth series of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!.
He was voted out on 6 December 2013 after 20 days in the jungle, finishing fourth behind Emmerdale star Lucy Pargeter, fashion designer David Emanuel and former Westlife singer Kian Egan. During his time on the show, Essex was close to Miss Universe Great Britain, Amy Willerton. Essex denied the rumours of the pair dating and confirmed they were just friends although he has since claimed they have kissed and slept together.
In March 2014, Essex starred in a one-off documentary called Educating Joey Essex, taking place in South Africa, narrated by Phillip Schofield. ITV2 later ordered a full series that began in June 2014. In 2016 ITV announced that the series has been picked up for a seven part second series, the series will air in the summer 2016 with the first episode titled The Queen’s 90th Birthday. In 2015, Essex won the second series of Channel 4‘s reality show The Jump in 2015.
In 2016 Essex took part in the E4 reality dating show Celebs Go Dating. During his time on the show, Essex went on numbers of dates with noncelebrities, but halfway through the series Essex fell for another celeb taking part in the show Stephanie Pratt, which was against the show’s rules; they carried on dating after the show had finished filming, but they broke up shortly after. It was later confirmed that Essex would return to the show for its second series, in 2017; this time it was stated in his contract that he could not go on any dates with any other celebrities during filming.
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