Joey Essex

Name: Joey Essex

DOB: 29 July 1990

Birth Place: United Kingdom

Claim to fame: Reality TV Star

By heatworld heatworld on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 at 17:39


  • Joey was a nightclub promoter before he joined The Only Way Is Essex
  • He has been compared to a Ken doll and is signed to David Gandy's modelling agency
  • He loves walnut whips!
  • But he hates spiders
  • Most likely to be heard saying: "I'm looking reem!"


Joey Essex is a tangerine man with a magnificent bouffant, who rose to fame as a cast member of The Only Way is Essex. Joey was introduced in the second series of the not-so-fly-on-the-wall reality show in 2011 as the cousin of Chloe Simms but left the series in 2013, after which he appeared on programmes including I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here and Educating Joey Essex.

When he first joined TOWIE, he claimed his hero was fellow former cast member Mark Wright and that could be why Joey set his sights on some of Mark’s previous love interests. Joey initially had his eye on Mark’s ex Lucy Mecklenburgh (but don’t worry, he asked permission first) but was sadly turned down.

However, (she later changed her mind but it was too late) Joey had moved on to Mark’s other ex Sam Faiers (this time he didn’t ask permission) and the pair were spotted having a snog in the jacuzzi at Harry Derbidge’s 17th birthday bash. After some back and forthing, the couple started dating and eventually got engaged in March 2013 before splitting in June that year. In March 2014 they rekindled their romance away from the TOWIE cameras but rumours the couple's relationship was once again on the rocks began to circulate in September 2014.

Joey is one suave playboy, whipping out killer chat up lines like ‘do you fancy me?’, so it’s easy to see why the ladies fall at his feet.

The cheeky chap is quite the metrosexual and always makes sure he's totally tanned and even blow dries his famous hair do.

FYI, he hates people who can’t tell the difference between a hair dryer and a blow dryer which we guess means he isn’t keen on us (does anyone know the difference?!).

He's willing to suffer for fashion, and even goes so far as to wear shoes two sizes too small because he doesn't want people to think he has feet like a clown - it’s a very strict policy of his.

His catchphrase is ‘I’m looking reem’ and for those not in the know, we think it means he reckons he is looking pretty hot.