Joey Essex's Biography

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Joey Donald Essex was born on 29 July 1990.

His father is Donny. His mother Tina committed suicide when Joey was 10 years old.

Joey Essex went to Chigwell Primary School.

He came to widespread public attention in The Only Way is Essex. He first appeared in the second series of TOWIE as the cousin of Chloe Simms. His sister Frankie has also appeared on the show.

He was engaged to fellow TOWIE star Sam Faiers, but they split up in May 2013.

In November 2013, Joey Essex followed in the footsteps of Mark Wright by being a celebrity on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Both did well on the show. Mark Wright was runner-up in his series, whereas Joey Essex came fourth in 2013.

In 2016, ITV2 broadcast Educating Joey Essex: What You Sleighing?

In October 2018, Joey Essex was listed as the 24th richest celebrity in the UK aged under 30.

On 11 July 2019, the BBC announced that Joey Essex would be one of the contestants on Celebrity Masterchef.

In August 2020, a documentary Joey Essex: Who Am I? was commissioned by BBC Three,

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