I’m A Celebrity 2013: TOWIE’s Joey Essex headed for jungle?

by Anna Howell


Now that the amicable boat carrying recently split TOWIE stars Sam Faiers and Joey Essex has definitely left port, it looks like all ties may now be severed as it is reported that Joey is leaving the show to take part in this year’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Sam and Joey split during this year’s summer special, The Only Way Is Marbs, despite having only got engaged a few months before during the series before.

They seemed to remain on good terms having dinner together a week later and even starred in a Volvic ad campaign together.

However, the peace didn’t last long as we reported earlier this week Sam took to social networking site, Twitter, to blast her ex after he was photographed kissing a girl she had known since school.

And now it would seem that Joey wants to get as far away from Sam as possible, Australia in fact, to compete in this year’s jungle reality show – the same show they had publicly stated they wanted to appear in together before the split.


According to the Mirror, talks are in progress to sign the reality star, with the only thing in question being the pay as the Reem shop owner is legally obliged to give 15% of any appearance he makes away from the show to TOWIE.

An insider has reportedly told the paper:

“Joey plans to do one more series of TOWIE, which starts at the end of September, then leave the show.

“ITV bosses want to make him a huge star and he knows now is the right time to go and do something different.

“He’s in talks with I’m A Celeb, but also has some exciting solo projects in the pipeline too.

“Joey still loves Sam and finds it hard having to film scenes with her.

“He knows that they’ll both find it easier to get on with their lives if they don’t have to work together anymore.”

Watch Sam and Joey in their Volvic ad in the clip below: